T&Ps and ECDIS: Considerations For Deck Officers
ECDIS was designed to improve safety and ease the workload of navigators. One activity which has burdened navigators since the invention of paper charts is that of chart corrections. ECDIS could have eliminated this task entirely because updates to Electronic Navigation Charts (ENCs) are applied automatically and can be date dependent. Standard ENC updates are applied easily via digital media, but the situation regarding Temporary and Preliminary Notices (T&Ps) is more complex.
Why Offer ECDIS for Free?
Steven Schootbrugge, CEO, discusses trends surrounding the development of ECDIS offering and the company’s ECDIS for Free solution
Shipping Industry Missing Important ECDIS Upgrade
As an industry shipping isn’t immune to this problem. In August 2015, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) published the new edition 4.0 of IEC61174 “Electronic chart display and information system (ECDIS) – Operational and performance requirements, methods of testing and required test results.”
Chartworld: ECDIS for free paying off
Steven Schootbrugge, in conversation with Maritime CEO, explains the rationale for the price change decision.