Courses

Training courses at INSTC

FURUNO INS Training Center provides state-of-the-art training and education for our trainees. The training is based on FURUNO's more than 60 years' experience gained by being a supplier to the maritime community.

All INSTC™ training courses, be it generic or type specific, include comprehensive theoretical lectures and hands-on training exercises. The purpose of the training courses is to provide the navigators with a thorough understanding of the equipment, knowledge on how to operate it properly and the know-how needed to determine the validity of the data provided - in short, the training familiarises the operator with all the functions and limitations of the equipment. The hands-on training includes training in modern navigation during normal operational conditions as well as during dangerous or critical circumstances.

All certified training courses are concluded with an assessment of the trainees' performance. This is done through theoretical and practical tests that have to be passed in order for the trainee to be awarded a certificate.

 

IMO ECDIS Model Course 1.27

Target group Active navigators, who operate ECDIS today or are planning to operate ECDIS in the future (STCW requires that all masters and officers in charge of a navigational watch (Officer of the Watch: OOW) on a ship fitted with ECDIS must have completed a generic ECDIS course). Local administrations or vetting administrations might require the OOW to hold an ECDIS certificate in accordance with IMO model course 1.27. The training course is generic, hence covering general operation aspects for all brands of ECDIS.
Description This ECDIS training course provides the trainees with knowledge of the ECDIS as a system, the ECDIS operation, electronic chart materials and practical navigation by using ECDIS. In addition, the training course includes terms and conditions for paperless navigation.

The course provides the navigator with the knowledge and tools to safely shift from traditional paper chart navigation to electronic chart navigation by the use of ECDIS.

The training course not only focuses on the many advantages and safety features obtained by operating an ECDIS. Also, the limitations of ECDIS are addressed throughout the course.

The course is concluded with 3 compulsory tests and, if passed, a certificate is issued. The certificate confirms the successful completion of the ECDIS course, meeting the requirements of the IMO Model Course 1.27, reviewed by DNV SeaSkill™.

The training complies with the IMO STCW 2010 code.

Duration 5 days
Included Training materials, simulator training, lunch and refreshments during the training course.
Available at INSTC™ Denmark

 

ECDIS familiarization training Courses

Target group Active navigators who have already received generic ECDIS training (IMO 1.27 Model Course or similar), who are operating a FURUNO ECDIS today or planning to operate one in the future.
Description This ECDIS familiarization training course provides the trainees with specific knowledge of the functionality and effective use of the FURUNO ECDIS.

The training course includes:

  • Familiarisation with available functions
  • Familiarisation with the menu structure
  • Display setup
  • Setting of safety values
  • Recognition of alarms and malfunction indicators and the appropriate actions to be taken
  • Route planning
  • Route monitoring
  • Changing to back-up systems
  • Loading and updating of charts and licenses
  • Software updating

The course is concluded with a compulsory test and, if passed, a certificate is issued. The certificate confirms the successful completion of the type specific ECDIS course.

The training complies with the STCW 2010 code and is kept up-to-date with the current flag state requirements. It has been audited and certified by ClassNK.

Duration 2 days
Included Training materials, simulator training, lunch and refreshments during the training course.
Available at INSTC™ Denmark and INSTC™ Singapore

 

IMO IBS/INS Model Course 1.32

Target group Masters and OOW who operate a vessel with an IBS/INS bridge. The training course also fulfils the training demands for IBS/INS, according to specific class rules in which the IMO Model Course 1.32 is in act. The training course is generic, hence covering the operation of IBS/INS in general.
Description This training course is designed exclusively for crews assigned to vessels equipped with IBS/INS bridge systems and is an extension of the IMO ECDIS Model Course 1.27. The IBS/INS training course is based on the practical use of the navigation equipment under different conditions. All practical exercises are carried out on a full-mission simulator, type S.

The course will exercise the trainees in the various bridge routines and challenge them to combine the theoretical and practical operation of the equipment.

Training materials, simulator training, lunch and refreshments during the training course.

The course is concluded with an assessment of the individual trainee and, if passed, a certificate is issued. The certificate confirms the successful completion of the IBS/INS course, meeting the requirements of the IMO Model Course 1.32, reviewed by DNV SeaSkill&tarde;.

The training course complies with the IMO STCW 2010 code.

Admission requirement It is mandatory that a trainee has already completed IMO ECDIS Model Course 1.27 and passed the compulsory test for the same.
Duration 5 days
Included Training materials, simulator training, lunch and refreshments during the training course.
Available at INSTC™ Denmark

 

INS & Track Control System Training Courses

Target group Active navigators who operates the FURUNO Integrated Navigation System and the FURUNO FAP-2000 Track Pilot today or are planning to operate these in the future.
Description The INS and Track Control System training provides the navigators with the knowledge of functionality and effective use of the FURUNO FAP-2000 Track Pilot and the FURUNO INS system.

The training includes:

  • General description of the FURUNO INS system
  • Bridge routines when using INS
  • Operation of INS, including functions and menu structures
  • Assessment of validity of navigation data
  • Changing over to back-up systems
  • General description of the steering system
  • Familiarisation with available Track Pilot functions
  • Advantages when using the Track Pilot
  • Route planning with the Track Pilot
  • Track Pilot steering (full mission simulator training only)
  • Recognition of alarms and malfunction indicators and the appropriate actions to be taken

The course is concluded with an assessment of the individual trainee and, if passed, a certificate is issued. The certificate confirms the successful completion of the INS system and FAP-2000 Track Pilot training course.

The training course complies with the STCW 2010 code.

Duration 5 days
Included Training materials, simulator training, lunch and refreshments during the training course.
Available at INSTC™ Denmark

 

Bridge Team Management (BTM) Courses

Target group Masters and OOW who operates a vessel equipped with an IBS/INS integrated bridge. The training course covers the objective of the IMO Model Course 1.22 for Bridge Team Management.
Description This training course is designed to enhance the performance of the navigators and contributes to safe navigation.

Some of the topics: Familiarisation with the bridge, standard manoeuvres, wind and current effects, attitude, cultural awareness and communication, briefing and de-briefing, challenge and response, shallow water effects, bank channel and interaction effects, authorities, management on the bridge, workload and stress, anchoring, human error and error chains, decision making, crisis management, pilotage (crew and pilot), bridge routines, risk assessment, conflict management.

The course is concluded with an assessment of the individual trainee and, if passed, a certificate is issued. The certificate confirms the successful completion of the BTM course.

The training course complies with the IMO STCW 2010 code.

Admission requirement It is mandatory that a trainee has already completed IMO ECDIS Model Course 1.27 and passed the compulsory test for the same.
Duration 5 days
Included Training materials, simulator training, lunch and refreshments during the training course.
Available at INSTC™ Denmark

 

Ship Resource Management (SRM)

Basic Courses

Target group Deck and engine officers who are responsible for the safe operation of the vessel.
Description The training course provides useful tools for the bridge officers to manage the crew and provide the optimal working conditions for them. The training course also provides general management training with adjustments for the conditions onboard a ship at sea.

Some of the topics: Communication, leadership, bridge organisation, voyage planning, error chain, error analysis, situation awareness, stress and fatigue, emergency situations, Master/OWW and pilot relations.

The course is concluded with a certificate.

The training course complies with the IMO STCW 2010 code.

Duration 5 days
Included Training materials, simulator training, lunch and refreshments during the training course.
Available at INSTC™ Denmark

 

Refresher Courses

Target group Deck and engine officers who are responsible for crew management and ship operation, and who needs to refresh their BRM/ERM training.
Description The training course provides useful tools for the bridge officers to manage the crew and provide the optimal working conditions for them. The training course also provides general management training with adjustments for the conditions onboard a ship at sea.

Some of the topics: Communication, leadership, bridge organisation, voyage planning, error chain, error analysis, situation awareness, stress and fatigue, emergency situations, Master/OWW and pilot relations.

The course is concluded with a certificate.

The training course complies with the IMO STCW 2010 code.

Duration 3 days
Included Training materials, simulator training, lunch and refreshments during the training course.
Available at INSTC™ Denmark

 

Customised Training Courses

INSTC™ provides customised training courses based on your particular needs to familiarise yourself with the FURUNO navigation and communication equipment portfolio. Please contact INSTC™ Denmark for further details.

Target group Navigators who need to be familiarised with the operation of FURUNO navigation equipment.
Description The training aims to familiarise the navigators with the FURUNO navigation equipment for safer and more efficient operation.

Some examples of customised training courses:

  • Use of Track Control System (TCS)
  • Routines and rules for paperless navigation
  • Extended voyage documentation (for tanker operators)
  • Ship handling
  • Extended voyage planning
  • Radar/TT use
  • ECDIS
  • AIS/Radar
  • NAVTEX, weather fax
  • VDR

It is also possible to book a specific type of vessel and simulator exercises from a specific geographical area.

The training course complies with the IMO STCW 2010 code.

Duration 1-5 days
Included Training materials, simulator training, lunch and refreshments during the training course.
Available at INSTC™ Denmark
Attendance Minimum 6 trainees per day

 

Courses for shore staff

Introduction to ECDIS & Electronic Navigation Charts Courses

Target group Superintendents and personnel responsible for chart and equipment purchases or technical operations.
Description The training course provides knowledge and understanding of the rules and requirements to be fulfilled when installing and operating an ECDIS onboard a vessel.

The training course includes a presentation of the equipment, electronic charts available in the market and a short introduction to navigation using ECDIS. Furthermore, the course will also cover paperless navigation.

The training course complies with the IMO STCW 2010 code.

Duration 3 days
Included Training materials, simulator training, lunch and refreshments during the training course.
Available at INSTC™ Denmark

 

Introduction to INS & Track Control System Courses

Target group Superintendents and personnel responsible for equipment purchases or technical operations.
Description The training course provides knowledge and understanding of the rules and requirements to be fulfilled when installing and operating an INS and TCS onboard a vessel.

The training course includes a presentation of the equipment, the operation of it and a short introduction to navigation using INS and TCS. Furthermore, the course will also cover paperless navigation.

The training course complies with the IMO STCW 2010 code.

Duration 3 days
Included Training materials, simulator training, lunch and refreshments during the training course.
Available at INSTC™ Denmark

 

Practical Info

To guarantee the course quality and to ensure that all trainees get the maximum outcome from the courses, only 8 attendees are allowed on each training course. For customised training the maximum number of attendees is reduced to 6 per course.

INSTC™ Denmark and INSTC™ Singapore will be pleased to assist you with arrangement of hotel accommodation and transportation between the hotel and the training facility for the duration of a course.

As both INSTC™ facilities provide training "on request" most weeks of the year, courses can be booked at almost any time. However, it would be prudent to place a course booking early to ensure availability during your preferred training period. Please contact your preferred INSTC™ to inquire about free time slots and place your booking.

 

Terms of cancellation

Please note that these terms of cancellation only apply for the FURUNO INS Training facilities and not for any individual NavSkills™ facility.

By customers

PeriodCancel Fee
30 days prior-
15-29 days prior50% of course fee
14 days prior75% of course fee

In the event that a trainee is not able to attend the course, the customer may replace a registered trainee with a substitute participant. In the event that a registered participant does not attend the course, the full amount will be invoiced.

 

By INSTC

INSTC reserves the right to cancel a scheduled course up to 30 days prior to the commencement of a course on grounds of too few participants (minimum 4 trainees per course).

 

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