SIMRAD Maris ECDIS900

Equipment Covered : Simrad MARIS ECDIS900 MK5, Simrad MARIS ECDIS900 MK15

Course Description

The Simrad MARIS ECDIS900 type-specific training course provides officers with the system knowledge required to use this ECDIS for watchkeeping in accordance with the regulations of STCW and the ISM Code. The guided tutorial, with a duration of approx. 16 hours, covers the equipment familiarisation requirements of IMO Model Course 1.27 and MCA MIN-503(M) for the functions and controls of the Simrad MARIS ECDIS900 MK 5 and Simrad MARIS ECDIS900 MK 15. A course booking provides you with a three-week time frame to complete the course, repeating Modules where necessary, and to use the “FreePlay” Mode, which allows you to practice freely on the manufacturer’s original, type-approved, software. The courseware includes a final test of no more than 1-hour duration, which can also be repeated, leading to an individual certificate.

Course Modules

Module 1: User Interface

Module 2: ECDIS Basic Features

Module 3: Sensor Management/Monitoring

Module 4: Alert Management

Module 5: Chart Management

Module 6: Digital Passage Planning

Module 7: Voyage Planning

Module 8: Voyage Monitoring

Module 9: Bakcup Arrangements, Logs & Data

Module 10: Navigational Tools and Functions

Course Objectives

The objectives of this course are to cover type-specific familiarisation of ECDIS tailored to the specific needs of the Navigational Officers. Subject areas covered in the course include an overview of ECDIS carriage requirements, electronic charts, ECDIS navigational functions, ship handling with ECDIS, sensor integration, alert management, as well as the latest changes according to the new IHO and IEC standards. Combined the content of this course ensures that officers understand the type-specific navigational functions of ECDIS, and are familiar with the features that are common to all ECDIS systems before boarding a vessel, which ultimately translates to safer operations and vessel manoeuvring.
Suitable For

This course is designed for all officers of the bridge team involved in ensuring the safe navigation of the vessel.

Learning Outcomes

Module 1: The User Interface Module explains the fundamental design features of the ECDIS that may differ significantly between different ECDIS manufacturers.

Module 2:This Module explains the procedure of adjusting the display to your requirements. This process is essential to ensure that all relevant information and alerts are captured, and cluttering of visual and audible information is avoided.

Module 3: The Chart Work chapter teaches the trainee how traditional paper chart tasks are performed on the Electronic Chart Display and Information System.

Module 4: The Alert Management provides thorough knowledge of the management, handling, and interpretation of alarms, cautions and warnings. Proper handling of alerts is crucial to the safety of navigation.

Module 5: The ECDIS displays the vessel’s position, speed, and course in real-time on the chart, based on information received from navigational sensors. Understanding the sensors as well as the provided data and its limitation is taught in this Module.

Module 6: The Route Planning module will enable the user to plan routes, complying with the general requirements for voyage plans, as well as specific instructions given in the safety management systems of shipping companies and charterers.

Module 7: Route Monitoring familiarizes the user with the ECDIS specific route monitoring feature and how to monitor the voyage and all related data safely.

Module 8:The Chart Maintenance Module explains the process of chart ordering, chart installation and the updating of charts considering that charts and updates may be received via the internet or ship’s mail.

Module 9:The Backup Arrangement and Data Management requirements that need to be met when using the ECDIS as the primary means of navigation are described in detail throughout this Module.

Module 10:Besides the required features that an ECDIS can provide, there is a variety of additional functions and information that can be displayed on the ECDIS. This chapter explains features like radar information overlay, wave analysis, NAVTEXT messages, or tidal information is available on the ECDIS.

Prerequisites

ECDIS Generic knowledge, as per STCW and IMO Model

Course 1.27

Equipment Manufacturer

Simrad offers a range of sophisticated auto steering, navigation and safety products for vessels of all sizes, from small vessels on inland waterways to larger coastal commercial and passenger craft.
Equipment Covered

Simrad MARIS ECDIS900 MK5

Simrad MARIS ECDIS900 MK15





  • Course Access: 21 days
  • Timeframe: 16 hours
  • Language: English
  • Certificate: Indefinite
  • Strong Authentication: Yes
  • Daily test attempts: 2
  • Min % of progress to access TestMe: 70 %
  • Min % of passing the TestMe: 70%
  • Total test time: 60min
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