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7(&+12/2*< tendents and seafarers are asking, explains where the answers lie and where they need to go to Þ nd them. By the end of the presentation, they should be fully informed of what they need to do and how to do it. ? Audience questions from a recent workshop include: ?What problems are liable to arise if the organization I in- tend using for ECDIS generic training has not been approved by the ß ag State??, ?Is ECDIS type-speci Þ c training the same as ECDIS familiarisation??, ?Why must you also use paper charts when operating ECDIS in Raster Chart Display System (RCDS) mode??OfÞ cer Training Promotion Admiralty will be running a promotion offering ECIDS us- ersthe chance to win a sponsored place on an IMO Model Course 1.27 for the operational use of ECDIS. Throughout 2012, Admiralty will be giving away 200 free places on the Model Course. Although the workshops can?t begin to accom- modate the large numbers of seafarers worldwide that require training over the next 6 years ? as many as 160,000 deck of- Þ cers worldwide ? it is a gesture that will hopefully get more people in the industry talking about ECDIS training and help raise awareness of requirement and its importance. The offer is open to all deck ofÞ cers worldwide. Already, Admiralty workshops have been held in Athens, Greece, Shanghai, China and Singapore, with others planned to coincide with CMA Shipping in Stamford, CT (19-21 March), Tokyo, Japan (18-20 April), Athens, Greece (4-8 June) and Hamburg, Germany (4-7 September). All sessions have been conveniently planned to coincide with major shipping exposi- tions and trade shows. Registration for the workshops can be accomplished at: IMO Model Course: ENC Training Module ? Admiralty has developed an additional module which can beadded on to the IMO Model Course 1.27 to help develop ENC skills? ENC skills are only covered brie ß y in current courses. There are key differences between navigating with paper charts and ENCs and, in addition to the safe operation of the many different types of ECDIS, it is vital that mariners under- stand how to correctly use the information within the ENC. For example, how different layers and symbols display, and which layer is most appropriate for different scenarios. The module should help mariners feel more prepared to use an EC- DIS when they leave the classroom. | Maritime Professional | 55

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