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Tag: ECDIS

CHIRP Video Bulletin No.4

A new initiative launched by CHIRP and sponsored by the Standard P&I Club aims to promote safety awareness amongst seafarers. This is the fourth CHIRP video of its video series of 'maritime feedback bulletins'.

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UK P&I Club highlights the importance of ECDIS training

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While Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) have proved extremely helpful for navigation at sea, there are issues that should be considered when it is in use. George Devereese, Loss Prevention Executive at UK P&I Club, discusses issues of potential reliance on ECDIS, and advises that seafarers undergo the necessary navigational training.

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CHIRP offers seafarers best practice on ECDIS use

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Passage planning is key, and CHIRP gives advice guidance for seafarers using ECDIS, following a report by the UKHO that ECDIS issues are on the rise. There are over 30 ECDIS manufacturers, so seafarers need to be familiar with their own system, and make sure that the system is up to date and corrections have been carried out. Non-compliance leads to detention, and threatens the safety of the crew, the ship and the marine environment.

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Revolution underway on the bridge

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Mark Bull, Trafalgar Navigation, says that the provision of ECDIS on board today’s merchant ships is causing a ‘revolution’ in the way they are navigated. Like all revolutions, issues that were never considered crop up, and ECDIS is no exception. Above all, he notes, an ECDIS mindset is required.

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Wärtsilä introduces helicopter guidance software

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Originally developed for military applications, Wärtsilä's new helicopter guidance software technology is based on the company’s well known Nacos Platinum navigation system. The Guidance has been further developed to suit marine applications, notably in the mega yacht and cruise ship segments.

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ECDIS launches new ACATS service

ACATS

ECDIS has launched new Annual Competency Assurance Training (ACATS) Service. This new annual service was produced in conjunction with the top 20 questions used for ECDIS Audit Inspections and the Inspectors ECDIS Course, both designed by ECDIS Ltd.

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