abbr. SJ GMU
ISSN 2657-5841 (printed)
ISSN 2657-6988 (online)
Status of ECDIS Type Specific Training and Gap in the Rules
Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy, 73 Vasil Drumev str., Varna, Bulgaria, Faculty of Navigation, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy, 73 Vasil Drumev str., Varna, Bulgaria, Faculty of Navigation, e-mail: email@example.com
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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