Kelvin Hughes is a world renowned British company specializing in the design and manufacture of navigation and surveillance systems for both civilian and military applications. For over a century, Kelvin Hughes has been at the forefront of developing maritime navigation and surveillance solutions that help keep people safe at sea and improve the efficiency of maritime operations. The company‘s products are used in over 90 countries around the world and are supported by a global network of service and support personnel.

The Kelvin Hughes type-specific training course provides officers with the system knowledge required to use this ECDIS for watchkeeping in accordance with the regulations of STCW and the ISM Code. The guided tutorial, with a duration of approx. 16 hours, covers the equipment familiarisation requirements of IMO Model Course 1.27 and MCA MIN-503(M) for the functions and controls of the Kelvin Hughes Manta Digital ECDIS.

  • Module 1: User Interface.
  • Module 2: ECDIS Basic Display Features.
  • Module 3: Sensors.
  • Module 4: Chart Work.
  • Module 5: Route Planning.
  • Module 6: Route Monitoring.
  • Module 7: Navigational Tool.
  • Module 8: Chart Maintenance.
  • Module 9: Data Management and Backup Arrangements.
  • Module 10: Display of Additional Information.

A course booking provides you with a three week time frame to complete the course, repeating Modules where necessary, and to use the “FreePlay” Mode, which allows you to practice freely on the manufacturer’s original, type-approved, software. The courseware includes a final test of about 1 hour duration, which can also be repeated, leading to an individual certificate.

  • Generic IMO Model 1.27 Course.
  • Identification card or passport
  • 2 passport size colored photographs
  • Manufacture Type Approved.

After successful completion of course, certificate will be issued to the participant.


16 hours