Status of ECDIS type specific training and gap in the rules

Authors

  • Dimitar Komitov Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy, 73 Vasil Drumev str., Varna, Bulgaria, Faculty of Navigation
  • Blagovest Belev Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy, 73 Vasil Drumev str., Varna, Bulgaria, Faculty of Navigation

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.26408/117.03

Keywords:

ECDIS, type specific training, risk assessment

Abstract

Introduction of the Electronic Chart Display and Information System as the main navigation system on board a ship is one of the most significant developments in the maritime industry in recent years. Training of deck officers for its use is a key element for safe and effective work. According to international requirements, two types of training for covering the system are required – Operational Use of Electronic Chart Display and Information System and Type Specific training. Due to a lack of clear regulations for conducting Type Specific training, the producers apply their own training regulations for issuing certificates. Because of this, many seafarers face problems during their type specific training. The article examines and analyses different practices implemented by the producers regarding their Type Specific training for seafarers, the advantages and disadvantages of the above-mentioned procedures and training centre requirements as well. Examples of incidents resulting from improper use of ECDIS are provided. The authors present their experience as lecturers and instructors at the Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy training centre in respect to ECDIS type specific training.

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2. Dachev, Y., 2014, New Trends in the Content on the Bulgarian Nautical Navigation Charts, Journal of Marine Technology and Environment, Constanta, Romania, vol. 1, pp. 25–28.

3. Dachev, Y., 2017, Maritime Charts, Varna, Bulgaria.

4. Dachev, Y., Panov, A., 2017, Traditional Navigation in e-Navigation Context, 18th Annual General Assembly AGA, IAMU, Varna, Bulgaria, 11–13 October, рp. 106–115.

5. IHO S-66 2018, Facts About Electronic Charts and Carriage Requirements, Edition 1.1.0 January, pp. 26–28.

6. IMO, 2005, IMO Resolution 232(82), London, UK.

7. ISM Code 2018, International Safety Management, IMO, London, UK.

8. Lusic, Z., Bakota, M., Mikelic, Z., 2017, Human Errors in ECDIS Related Accidents, 7th International Maritime Science Conference, Split, Croatia.

9. SOLAS, 2014, International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, IMO, London, UK.

10. STCW, 2017, International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers IMO, London, UK.

11. Anglo-Eastern 2019, ECDIS Type Specific, http://www.maritimetraining.in/navigation-type-ecdis-.htm.

12. Approved ECDIS Systems, https://www.ecdisregs.com/approved-ecdis-systems/.

13. Broster, M., 2016, Type Specific ECDIS – Explained and Uncovered, pp. 35–36, www.eMaritimeGroup.com.

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17. MAIB, 2015, Report on the Investigation of the Grounding of m/v “Commodore Clipper”, MAIB Report No 18/2015 - Commodore Clipper - Serious Marine Casualty, publishing.service.gov.uk.

18. MAIB, 2017, Report on the Investigation of the Grounding of m/v “Muros”, MAIBInvReport 22/2017 - Muros - Serious Marine Casualties, publishing.service.gov.uk.

19. Whiteley, 2019, Type Specific ECDIS Training, https://www.ecdis.org/wp-content/uploads/ECDIS-Courses.pdf.

20. Wilhelmsen, 2019, Type Specific ECDIS Courses, https://www.wilhelmsen.com/other-services/imtc/courses/nautical-and-cargo-courses/type-specific-ecdis-courses/

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Published

2021-03-30

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Komitov, D., & Belev, B. (2021). Status of ECDIS type specific training and gap in the rules. Scientific Journal of Gdynia Maritime University, 1(117), 27–36. https://doi.org/10.26408/117.03

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