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ECDIS Training

Training programmes on the use of ECDIS provided to masters and deck officers1 serving on ships fitted with ECDIS shall meet the mandatory training requirements of the STCW Convention: under the provisions of the STCW Convention and Code, all officers in charge of a navigational watch on ships of 500 gross tonnage or more must […]

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ECDIS – New guidance for good practice in use

The Maritime Safety Committee has approved the ECDIS – Guidance for Good Practice, drawing together relevant guidance from seven previous ECDIS circulars into a single, consolidated document.  The ECDIS – Guidance for Good Practice is important also to other ECDIS users besides of Navigators, like VTS and SAR operators/operation Centres, offshore installations etc.   ECDIS […]

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Racon

A RACON (RAdar and beaCON) is a radar transponder commonly used to mark maritime navigational hazards. When a racon receives a radar pulse, it responds with a signal on the same frequency which puts an image on the radar display. This takes the form of a short line of dots and dashes forming a Morse character radiating away from the location […]

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