Witherby: ECDIS Passage Planning and Watchkeeping
ECDIS Passage Planning and Watchkeeping covers the configuration of ECDIS settings and each of the four stages of passage planning. It supports the operator through these stages in a clear and logical manner, providing practical information and guidance. This publication will help operators to gain a thorough knowledge of ECDIS, thereby contributing towards safer ship operation/navigation and a more effective bridge team. It also encourages operators to practice the use of every function and technique available on ECDIS.
The Appendices include a series of ECDIS checklists, the IMO Guidance for Good Practice, areas for which special conditions exist, an illustrated list of independent mariner selectors, S-63 error codes and explanations and objects associated with the question mark symbol.
ECDIS Passage Planning and Watchkeeping
This 2020 edition of ECDIS Passage Planning and Watchkeeping provides best practice techniques and guidance in the use of ECDIS. This book explores the correct configuration of ECDIS, then discusses passage planning on ECDIS. It highlights best practice for executing and monitoring the passage plan, to utilise ECDIS effectively while watchkeeping.
To obtain the complete benefits of ECDIS and be confident in its use, a good ECDIS operator will:
- Be proficient in setting up the ECDIS, particularly the safety settings and the display optimization
- Be aware that ECDIS is always going to provide a ‘position’, understand how that position has been derived and be able to confirm its accuracy
- Take the responsibility to gain an in-depth knowledge of ECDIS.
Practising the use of every function and technique available on the ECDIS is one of the most effective ways an officer can improve their core competencies at sea. Learning how to use ECDIS thoroughly, and mentoring others to do the same, contributes towards a safer ship operation and a more effective bridge team.
Publication Code: GP241
Publication Edition Number or Year: 2020
Publication Edition Date: 6th Edition
Publisher Name: Witherby Publishing Group
Updated in last two months: No