ECDIS has no doubt been in many ways a blessing for ship officers as it has made their lives easy. Let’s take a look at some areas where it can be further improved from a user’s perspective.
The Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) is a development in the navigational chart system used in naval vessels and ships. With the use of the electronic chart system, it has become easier for a ship’s navigating crew to pinpoint locations, and attaining directions are easier than before.
Keeping the Electronic Navigation Charts fully up to date should be a high priority for the ships’s bridge team to ensure safe navigation at sea. Find out how to keep the ECDIS fully up-to-date in the article inside.
Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) has brought a drastic transformation in ship navigation. Learn about the pros and cons of paperless navigation on ships.
An Integrated Bridge System (IBS) is a combination of systems, which are interconnected to allow a centralized monitoring of various navigational tools. IBS allows acquiring and control of sensor information of a number of operations such as passage execution, communication, machinery control, and safety and security.
The London P&I Club has joined forces with London Offshore Consultants (LOC) to produce a guide to the proper management of ECDIS on board ships.
UKHO has published a revised edition of the ADMIRALTY ENC and ECDIS Maintenance Record (NP133C).
MOL announced a joint success with Japan Radio and JSAT MOBILE Communications in building a network that shares data recorded in VDR by using Fleet Xpress provided by Inmarsat, a high-capacity, high-speed satellite telecommunication service.
Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply its Nacos Platinum integrated bridge system for two new mega yachts; one an 85 metre long vessel and the other 91 metres long, being built in Greece.