The International Hydrographic Bureau (IHB) has issued a circular with updated information on the results of an ENC Data Presentation and Performance Check initiated in October 2011 to examine the performance of ECDIS systems, which notes that only one-third of the manufacturers’ systems reported were functioning as expected.
Raytheon Anschütz reports that it is now offering an integrated weather chart overlay for its Synapsis ECDIS system, developed in cooperation with German sea weather provider WetterWelt.
Safebridge reports that it has teamed up with Japan Radio Co. Ltd (JRC) to develop type-specific ECDIS training for the JRC ECDIS.
FURUNO reports that it has reached agreement with the Turkish company Özsay, the national distributor for FURUNO in Turkey, and the Greek training centre GMC for the provision of FURUNO type specific ECDIS training.
Videotel and Safebridge, in conjunction with Safebridge sister company MSG MarineServe, report that they are to work together to provide a range of generic and product specific ECDIS training.
The Nautical Institute has published a set of ‘Industry Recommendations for ECDIS Training’, with the aim of addressing what it calls “confusion” with regard to ECDIS training.
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