Industry guidelines on ECDIS training launched
An industry group has launched a series of recommendations for ECDIS training.
Being aware that the implementation of Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) has given rise to confusion in regard to ECDIS training, an industry group, organised and co-ordinated by The Nautical Institute and comprising leading
international shipping industry organisations, held a series of meetings in order to produce guidance on issues of training and competency for ECDIS.
The 2010 amendments to the STCW Convention for ECDIS training will not take full effect until 2017. Therefore in accordance with best practice it is recommended that approved ECDIS training be undertaken as soon as practical to ensure that all bridge watchkeeping officers meet all the competencies required by STCW prior to sailing on a ship fitted with ECDIS.
Read more on the guidance in the attached pdf.