Bridge team ECDIS audits

Jun 30 2017

UK-based eMaritime Group (eMG) is now providing on board bridge team ECDIS audits.

In recent months, navigation auditors have worked in Spain, Italy, The Netherlands and Malta.

The aim of the audit is to provide the Master, management company or operator an objective assessment of the state of the bridge team and associated administration and equipment. The intense one-day procedure can be conducted worldwide; alongside or underway. It includes the whole bridge team and highlights every aspect of navigation.

“I would highly recommend a navigation audit from ECDIS Ltd. Their specialists asked almost 100 questions to ensure our crews deep understanding of our ECDIS system.” said Haakon Losnegaard of Utkilen.

Due to eMG's flexibility, audits can be arranged at short notice anywhere in the world on any day of the week including weekends.

"We appreciate ships need us to work around their schedule and accommodate them to allow the standard workflow. As such, we are more than able to accommodate such demands. We don't hold any punches with our audits, we have a lot of ground to cover in the single day and so crew tend to be quite overwhelmed by the end of the day. However our clients are always appreciative afterwards and have time to take in the information and always proves to be beneficial," explained Mark Broster, eMG managing director.

On 20th September World ECDIS Day will take place in Hamburg for a second time.

This event will offer a variety of workshops to suit particular interests of attendees, the organisers said.

A panel discussion will involve representatives of different stakeholder groups, such as hydrographic offices, software and hardware producers, training centres, classification societies, TA authorities and shipping companies.

Among the keynote speakers are: Dr Mathias Jonas (IHO, Secretary General), Johan Gahnström (Intertanko), Matthew Garland (UKHO), Paul Hailwood (Maritime Consulting), Thomas Mellor (IHO), Mahesh Alimchandani (AMSA) and Simon Cooke (Sperry Marine)

 Papers will be given on the following topics:

·         On board ECDIS risk management.

·         Standard implementation and chart maintenance.

·         Intro on the Intertanko navigation and ECDIS guideline.

·         Port state findings on ECDIS.

·         Cyber risk management for ECDIS.  

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