Date: April 30, 2012
Next in our series of posts looking at the 9 stages of preparation for ECDIS (from Admiralty’s ECDIS guide) we turn to Chart Supply and the importance of having a simple and reliable solution for managing and maintaining ENCs.
Moving from paper charts to digital navigation is not just a process of swapping one source of content for another. Certainly, owners and operators need to understand the necessity of sailing on official ENCs to be ECDIS-compliant, but the digital transition means ensuring that chart management is adapted to reflect the new environment.
Date: March 23, 2012
Admiralty is offering 100 bridge officers around the world the chance to win a place on a generic ECDIS training course.
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).
Date: March 21, 2012
Today we’ve launched a global training initiative to highlight the need for comprehensive ECDIS training. This worldwide promotion offers 100 bridge officers the chance to win a place on a generic ECDIS training course
ECDIS training is one of the biggest issues surrounding the transition to digital navigation. Recent research by the Seafarers International Research Centre (SIRC) demonstrated that bridge officers were least confident about the use of ECDIS, when compared with four other key bridge technology systems. The research also showed that more than half of respondents had used ECDIS before completing any training ashore.