Admiralty has been travelling the world with its ‘Are you ready for the ECDIS regulations?’ workshops and feedback from attendees has been clear: crew training is one of the industry’s top priorities. This has been the feedback from every workshop that we have held so far; in Hamburg, Mumbai, Tokyo, Shanghai, Singapore and Connecticut.
It’s not surprising, as the mandatory carriage of ECDIS will fundamentally change the way that we navigate. Comprehensive and early mariner training is vital if the industry is to achieve the full safety and efficiency benefits of digital navigation.
The integration of ECDIS into bridge operations for primary navigation is expected to make navigation simpler, safer, and more efficient. To highlight the benefits, we’re offering free ECDIS training to 100 bridge officers around the world.
If you are a qualified bridge officer working on international trading ships, and have not yet received generic ECDIS training, you can apply for your chance to win a place on a generic ECDIS training course based on the IMO Model Course 1.27 (Operational use of ECDIS).
“We need to support bridge watchkeepers to ensure they are prepared for a new era of navigation,” explains Chief Executive of the UK Hydrographic Office and Admiralty, Ian Moncrieff CBE. “Clear and properly accredited training will ensure they have the skills to make digital navigation a success, improving both the safety of life at sea and efficiency on the bridge. We hope our promotion will contribute by starting that process for 100 mariners.”
For more information on Admiralty’s training promotion and to register for your chance to win, please visit https://admiraltytraining.admiralty.co.uk/.