This course is designed to train masters and chief officers (lined up for promotion) on the Company’s navigation policies and procedures. It additionally provides a brief overview of the critical policies related to the safe and effective management of the vessel as per the Company and other mandatory requirements. It also aims to convey owner specific requirements, which may be different or at times exceed the Company’s requirements.
The course is conducted in spacious classrooms equipped with modern audio-visual aids and a good seating arrangement to facilitate liberal interaction between faculty and trainees.
To ensure the trainees are suitably familiar with the Company’s procedures, policies, and practices.
To encourage healthy interaction, exchange of ideas and feedback to be shared on a common platform
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.