The IMO sub-committee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR) has extended the transition period for software updates to existing ECDIS for one year, to 31 August 2017, which will give all ship owners using ECDIS an extra twelve months to update their equipment to the latest presentation standards and maintain compliance.
ECDIS e-learning company Safebridge reports that it has completed a Basic ECDIS Training course for the Port State Control of Germany, provided to inspection officers from the BG Verkehr, the Authority responsible for conducting Port State inspections on vessels visiting German ports.
Danelec Marine has launched a programme to provide free upgrades to its customers’ shipboard ECDIS systems to meet new changes to equipment standards.
Safebridge has announced the launch of its new type specific ECDIS training course for the Simrad E5024.
Videotel has partnered with ECDIS training company Safebridge to provide a new service for certification of seafarers in ECDIS type-specific training while serving onboard ship.
PC Maritime has secured a contract to supply, install and commission dual Navmaster ECDIS on 39 tankers owned by Overseas Shipholding Group (OSG) and managed by V.Ships UK, to be deployed over the course of 2016.
Global Navigation Solutions (GNS) has launched its new version of the Voyager Planning Station (VPS), which has been updated to improve interoperability with third party systems, including Applied Weather Technology (AWT) weather routing software and SAM Electronics’ ECDIS.
Radio Holland, part of the newly formed company RH Marine Group, reports that it has recently completed the installation of new radar and ECDIS equipment on the bridge of TS Golden Bear, the training ship used by the California Maritime Academy.
Over half of ships trading internationally are ECDIS ready, according to the latest figures published by the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO), with 62 per cent of existing cargo ships over 50,000 gt already fitted ahead of their 1 July 2016 deadline.
Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) has agreed a deal with Radio Holland for the supply, installation and commissioning of 23 FMD-3300 Furuno ECDIS, and to extend its Global Service Agreement with the company covering 230 BSM vessels across the world.
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