MCA Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS)
ECDIS is now a mandatory requirement for Officer of the Watch, Chief Mate and Master (Yachts) <500/3000gt.
The Global Maritime Distress and Safety System General Operator's certificate is a Certificate of Competence (CoC) which is required to obtain a MCA OOW. This course is required for anyone that will be required to have any radio communication duties on a vessel that is GMDSS compliant.
This module covers the basic principles of ship stability with regard to loading and shifting of weights, dry docking, longitudinal stability and the related basic calculations.