According to Japan P&I Club, the following key points must be highlighted:

  • ECDIS It has been clarified by STCW.7/Circ.24 that the seafarers are not required to provide documentation of Generic and Type-specific Training in ECDIS,
  • Master and Deck Officers are required to be familiar with ECDIS equipment installed on board.

Furthermore, No.TEC-1129 ClassNK Technical Information, issued on 11 September, advised that to provide a certificate and/or record certified, the completion of the training is recommended as a countermeasure against PSC comments. Master and deck officers should hold training certificates for ECDIS.

Additionally, Master and Deck Officers on board the ship equipped ECDIS are required to complete Generic Training, as a condition to obtain or renew their certificates of competency. However Type-specific Training is not required.

Below you can find the full recommendations by Japan P&I Club, as well as the new Technical Information by ClassNK