The course is designed to enhance the skill and knowledge of engineers about modern electronic engines. It consists of theoretical lectures supplemented with electronic engine simulator exercises and hands-on training on actual engine hardware.
The Institute has a full mission Electronic Engine Simulator and a comprehensive range of electronic engine hardware, which includes encoders, FIVA valve, HCU, fuel booster, exhaust valve actuator, hydraulic accumulator, MPC card, and hydraulic power supply pump. The MOP panel functions are well simulated and resemble the behavioural characteristics of a ship’s equipment.
To close the gap between the conventional engine and electronic engine operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting, thereby leading to the efficient and safe operation of the vessels.
The ECDIS support cell is a dedicated team within FMTI that provides technical assistance to our bridge teams who may have issues related to ECDIS, ENCs or similar navigational processes. It also provides guidance to crew for PSC and vetting inspections and oversees the 'management of change' for dual ECDIS vessels or during new ECDIS installation onboard.
To teams onshore, it provides support in drafting policies, analysis of vetting findings and incident investigation.
From time to time, the ECDIS support cell provides insights to key policymakers and industry stakeholders from UKHO, IHO and INTERTANKO to ECDIS manufacturers and ENC suppliers.
In parallel, the team provides bespoke training to class surveyors and auditors and has been a recipient of the Navigational Safety Award at the First World ECDIS Day.