Consilium Middle East invited me to hold a Train the Trainer course on their premises in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. One of their customers wanted a training course covering both Consilium ECDIS and Consilium G2 ECDIS products. The four-day course… Continue reading
Despite the best intentions, the introduction of the mandatory Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) on ships in many cases has increased the workload for navigation officers. The reasons for that consequence are several. Poor attention to technical issues… Continue reading
How can your superintendents maintain control of the effectiveness of ECDIS and it´s Chart Management system on-board without knowing how it works? This is one of the key reasons of training courses for shore-office personnel.
Another important reason to… Continue reading
Today e-learning is a widespread method used for studies. A wide range of universities and schools, offer courses using e-learning with success. As I get much of my inspiration from methods they use, I am interested in products for performing… Continue reading
For many mariners, it is a surprise to discover that the ECDIS produces a high number of unwanted acoustic and visual alarms under specific conditions. The fact that the sound on these alarms cannot be turned off creates a negative… Continue reading
The mobile training set for eGlobe G2 ECDIS is a protective suitcase containing one laptop as the instructor workstation, up to three laptops as workstations for students, a switch, battery chargers, and cables. It is designed in such a way… Continue reading
The ECDIS system has been used on board SOLAS vessels for more than two decades, mostly, as a tool and not listed in the ship’s Safety Certificate records of equipment. Mandatory deadlines force listing… Continue reading
If the intention of training is a quick response and easy administration, the answer is yes.
The crew change is a moment where both crew sets can be reached, and in such a case, you have an… Continue reading
The ChartWorld eGlobe G2 ECDIS is a new and rapidly growing ECDIS product. The concept of this product is what they call “ECDIS as a service”.
ChartWorld invited me to hold training courses on their eGlobe G2 ECDIS for both instructors and regular operators. My first train the trainer course was held on ChartWorld premises in Hamburg at the beginning of September. One of their distributers and two of their own new employees joined the course. Continue reading
In the early days of electronic chart systems, before full GPS coverage, radar overlays were used to correct the ship’s position on an electronic map. It was used to compensate for the error using Loran C, Decca, or Transit satellite… Continue reading