Headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, Wärtsilä SAM is a manufacturer and supplier of maritime electrical and electronic systems to shipyards, shipping companies, international navies and commercial shipyards. With over 85 locations in 19 countries, Wärtsilä is a cohesive, global partner with extensive worldwide capabilities and a proven track record in delivering the highest level of technology, service and integration.
The SAM Electronics 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 ECDISPilot Platinum.
The course structure is as follows:
- Module 1: User Interface
- Module 2: ECDIS Basic Display Features
- Module 3: Sensors
- Module 4: Chart Work
- Module 5: Route Planning
- Module 6: Route Monitoring
- Module 7: Navigational Tools
- Module 8: Chart Maintenance
- Module 9: Backup Arrangements and Data Management
- Module 10: Display of Additional Information
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.