Amr Mohamed Moneer Ibrahim
Implementation of STCW 2010 amendments regarding ECDIS training and proposed solutions
The new amendments of International convention on Standards of Training ,Certification and watch keeping for Seafarers (STCW) forced the seafarer employed on a ship equipped with the Electronic Charts and Display Systems (ECDIS) to have a certain (certified) training, one of the approved methods of training is the simulator training on such equipment, the AASTMT has the ability to provide such simulator training for the ECDIS , but un-fortunately this is not enough, this paper discusses the problems that will face the maritime training institutes / centers around the world in general and the Arab Academy in precise to train the expected number of trainees willing to obtain such training, and proposes solutions to such a dilemma.