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Videotel and Safebridge agree type-specific ECDIS training deal

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.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}More than 30 ECDIS type-specific training courses will be available under the service, which will be accessible via the Videotel On Demand (VOD) system.

A trainee onboard will be able to select and log onto the VOD system to access the relevant Safebridge courses. After completing online theory segments, the trainee would then proceed to practical training using the onboard ECDIS before taking their test using Safebridge’s validation systems.

The list of type-specific ECDIS training courses covered in this agreement includes the full Safebridge ECDIS type-specific training portfolio, with further training courses for more ECDIS equipment currently in development.

“Training crew on ECDIS type-specific models has been a real headache for shipping companies and ship managers over the past years. The large number of different ECDIS models and the fact that crew generally have to complete their training ashore means that the shipping industry has faced a costly logistical burden in getting crew the knowledge they legally require,” says Nigel Cleave, Videotel’s chief executive officer.

“We are delighted to further extend our long working relationship with Safebridge in this area, to introduce logical and cost-effective training solutions to our customers.”{/mprestriction}

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