Alphatron Marine has upgraded its ECDIS laboratory

An upgrade of the ECDIS training facility of Alphatron Marine’s headquarters in Rotterdam will benefit captains, officers and seafarers.

In the past five years thousands have passed through the doors to receive similar training.

These seafarers were trained on the ECDIS IMO model course and Type Specific Training (TST). The renewed ECDIS lab allows for the capacity to respond to the changing market requirements.

They can provide up-to-date ECDIS Type Specific Training on both Transas and JRC and are capable of switching between software and applications on the same classroom navigation simulator. This is especially useful for non-sea going personnel. In addition to TST for both manufacturers, it can fulfil the growing demand for ECDIS and other navigational equipment for responsible staff in offices of crewing agencies, superintendents, shipping companies and harbour authorities.  

For seagoing trainees, the workstations will provide improved situational awareness as all main sensors relate to the panoramic view. Experienced captains and navigational officers can benefit from this type of training. There are certified instructors to assist participants.

Type of ECDIS training:


  • Type Specific Training (Transas and JRC)
  • Refresher course (training per IMO and flag state regulations)
  • Superintendent training
  • Familiarization training
  • Tailored customer training
  • IMO model course 1.27 with adopted Manila Amendments for STCW

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Author: Mariska Buitendijk

Mariska Buitendijk is one of SWZ|Maritime's journalists as well as the magazine's copy editor.

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