Wärtsilä ECDIS Simulator

With mandatory introduction of ECDIS for SOLAS vessels, ECDIS operation training becomes essential.

Our ECDIS Simulator is based on Navi-Sailor ECDIS Multifunction Display MFD 4000 with inbuilt Navi-Planner voyage planning software, both fully compliant with the latest performance standards for shipborne navigation equipment. It incorporates Chart Delivery Server Emulator for charts delivery, charts updates and licence updates in automatic mode which is a critical issue during ECDIS training. Among other new options are fictitious area database, new training chart folios and weather forecast.

Our ECDIS systems can be supplied in various configurations, from the computer programs suitable for shipboard training to the full mission simulators with real ship controls. Configurations may vary to suit individual or group simulator training and the needs for monitoring from the instructor station.

The simulator ensures efficient training, fully compliant with IMO and STCW requirements.

    Description

    Purpose

    Requirements for conventional training and competency certificates issuing:

    • A compliant type approved simulator
    • Courseware (minimum recommendations for the generic ECDIS training are described in the IMO model course 1.27, and recommendations for familiarization/ type-specific training are required by major flag states)
    • Qualified instructors trained by a system manufacturer are strongly recommended, and mandatory for major flag states

    Mandatory simulator features for ECDIS compliant training:

    • ECDIS backup station
    • Use of official S-57 charts
    • Fictitious area
    • Instruments for route planning, work with licenses and chart updates

    ECDIS training regulations:

    • STCW Code Section A-I/12 and Section B-I/12
    • Generic ECDIS Training STCW Tables A-II/1, A-II/2, A-II/3
    • Familiarization/ Type-Specific ECDIS Training Ch. I – Regulation I/14-1.5 & ISM 6.3 & 6.5
    • Performance standards for shipborne navigation equipment IMO A.817(19), IMO MSC.191(79), IMO MSC.232(82), IEC 80/598
    • DNV Standard for Certification No.2.14 Maritime Simulator Systems (August 2014)
    • IMO Model Course 1.27

    Functionality

      • Multifunctional Display MFD 4000
      • Navi-Planner 4000 software
      • Radar overlay
      • Chart Delivery Server Emulator for charts delivery, charts updates and licenses updates in automatic mode
      • Dedicated generic area database
      • Training chart folios
      • Weather forecasts
      • Interfacing 3rd party ECDIS is possible

    Navi-Trainer Professional Simulator NTPRO 5000 fully supports the use of the Marine Navigation Systems (MNS 34), thus enabling ECDIS training in compliance with the latest regulations to achieve high level of competence.

    Pilot PRO software for iPads is now also available as a part of the NTPRO 5000 package. High-realism and efficiency of training are achieved through the use of real professional equipment used by pilots worldwide.

    Compliance

    NTPRO 5000 has been designed in full compliance with the following standards:

    • International Convention of Training, Certification and Watch keeping for Seafarers (STCW 2010);
    • IMO model courses;
    • International SOLAS Conventions;
    • Close cooperation with ClassNK on training and simulator development;
    • Approved with class notations: INTEGRATED SIMULATOR SYSTEM, NAUT-AW(SIM), DYNPOS-AUT(SIM), HSC, TUG, ICE, AHTS to the Class A Standard for Certification of Maritime Simulators No. DNVGL-ST-0033 April 2018
    • The Nautical Institutes and OSVDPA requirements for Dynamic Positioning Simulators
    • Regulations concerning special training: fishing operations, VTS operator training, etc.

    The Marine Navigation Systems software (MNS 34) is now integrated with the NTPRO 5000 to meet the latest IEC and IHO requirements.

    Changes to the ECDIS standards and its impact on ECDIS training

    • IEC and IHO revised their standards to reflect the feedback given by current users of ECDIS.
    • The standards were published back in August 2015 and the old standards were withdrawn in September 2017.
    • This affected all main standards for ECDIS and the following functions within ECDIS:
      - Alert Management
      - Safety Parameters
      - Chart Management
      - Route Planning
      - Display of Charts
      - Source of information for chart data.

    What does this mean for ECDIS training?

    ECDIS Type-Specific Training / Familiarization

    • More and more Port State Controls or vetting inspectors do not check the ECDIS certificates any more, they check the real competence of the sailors.
    • Training Centers will not be able to train the officers to this level of competence using a system which is not reflecting the reality on board.

    Generic ECDIS Training

    • The generic ECDIS training according to IMO Model Course 1.27 should deliver a general understanding of the work principals of ECDIS according to the latest regulations.
    • Major topics of the generic ECDIS training changed fundamentally, e.g. switching from "alarms & warnings" to "alarms, warnings, caution, important indication and indication".
    • Existing installations should be compliant with the latest regulations and as a result of this, training centers should be able to teach according to the latest standards within their generic ECDIS trainings.

    The course/ center should be re-approved with updating the ECDIS being used for the training.

    Configurations

    In accordance with requirements, Transas ECDIS simulator operates in two configurations: 

    ECDIS Lab/Classroom for Management-level training


    ECDIS_simulator_Configuration_01


    ECDIS Mini Simulator for Operational-level training


    ECDIS_simulator_Configuration_02

    Contact us

    Please fill in the form if you have an enquiry. Fields indicated with an asterisk (*) are required. We aim to respond within 1-2 business days depending on the scope of your enquiry.

    For an existing installation, please provide the necessary details to identify the installation and the equipment.

    Find your local Wärtsilä office here

    Find your nearest Customer Support Centre here

    © 2019 Wärtsilä