The trainee will acquire and develop a knowledge and understanding of the basic principles governing the safe operation of ECDIS, including ECDIS data and their presentation, as well as the system-related limitations and potential dangers.He will be able to generate and maintain displays, to operate all basic navigational functions and all specific functions for route planning as well as route monitoring, to use and select proper navigational data and to display this data in the appropriate manner. He will be able to analyse nautical alarms during route planning and route monitoring as well as sensor alarms.A trainee successfully completing this course will be able to use ECDIS for his navigational watch.He will be able to operate ECDIS equipment, use the navigational functions of ECDIS, select and assess all relevant information and take proper action.Successful completion of this course should enable candidates to serve on an oil tanker in any capacity other than master, chief engineer officer, chief mate or second engineer officer, and to perform the specific duties and responsibilities related to those duties in connection with cargo and cargo equipment, provided that they are not immediately responsible for the loading, discharging, care in transit or handling of the cargo.
Given the server problems being experienced in the GMDSS, as a result of the large number of false distress alerts that sometimes occur, training will also be provided in techniques to avoid the unintentional transmission of false distress alerts.* Control all elements of cargo safety and hull integrity. * Control passengers and other personnel during emergency situations. This course will enable the trainee to react in the correct manner in the event of an outbreak of fire, to take appropriate measures for the safety of personnel and of the ship, and to use the fire appliances correctly.* Monitor and control atmosphere in ro-ro cargo spaces. He will also be able to state and demostrate that he has acquired knowledge and skills which, in some instances, will enable him to identify and correct defects and thus prevent fires from occurring. This syllabus covers the requirements of the 1995 STCW Cnovention Chapter VI, Section A-VI/1, Table A-VI/1-1.Thus, he will be aware of errors in displayed data, errors of interpretation and the risk of over-reliance on ECDIS and be able to take proper action.In addition, he will have the knowledge of the principal types of electronic chart and the essential legal of the use of ECDIS.* Ensuring effective communication and co-operation with the relevant port facility security officers.