It is a hands-on training course designed to enhance the watchkeeping ability, skills and knowledge of Marine Engineers aspiring to excel in their roles at the operational level.
The course is based on the IMO Model course 2.07 and approved by the D.G. Shipping Govt. of India and complies with the requirements of the STCW 2010 Code. It is an interactive course that also helps to foster team behaviour and interpersonal roles within the team.
The Institute has a full mission engine room simulator that mimics the panel of all machinery on modern-day ships, including propulsion, power generation, pollution prevention, and cargo-related equipment. It includes a mock engine control room with an automatic data logging capability to monitor the performance of trainees.
To enhance knowledge and skills to operate, supervise, and monitor safe operation and control of a ship’s machinery installation per the requirements per STCW code as amended in the 2010 regulation I/12 and STCW code B-I/12-73
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.