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ECDIS Training Course

ECDIS Training Course - © Mediacoop 2014

Course Info

Duration 5 days (40 hours)
Accreditation by Transport Malta

Course Description

Based on IMO Model course 1.27, The ECDIS Training course is designed for all nautical Officer and other personnel with navigational responsibilities. Candidates attending the course should therefore have experience in performing chart work and should be able to practice all usual tasks concerning standard navigational procedures and equipment. Candidates should have a clear knowledge about the functions and limitations of other navigational equipment.

Based on the IMO 1.27 model, we have optimised our course so it fulfills the requirement whilst also covering additional subjects that we consider pertinent to safe ECDIS operation. This is in compliance with the requirements of A-II/1 of the STCW code.


ECDIS is about teaching candidates to use ECDIS in order to navigate safely. Therefore, MaritimeMT require the trainees to have the basic navigation knowledge and that they understand what a navigation watch entails.

Class Limitations

The Class Size is limited to 4 persons. Two full mission bridge simulator will be utilised throughout the course.


The course will be delivered by experienced lecturers at MaritimeMT.


MaritimeMT will issue Transport Malta approved Certificate on the merit of full attendance and written assessment.

Course Structure

  • Concept & Capability
  • Familiarisation
  • Principal Types of Electronic Chart
  • Legal Aspects
  • ECDIS Data
  • Additional Information & Manual Corrections
  • Defining Safe Water
  • Limiting Danger Lines & Clearing Bearings
  • Presentation of Data
  • Route Planning
  • Route Monitoring
  • Chart Updating
  • Sensors
  • Errors & Alarms
  • Voyage Data Recording
  • Backup Systems
  • Confined Waters Planning
  • Fixing