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UKHO brings ‘Implementing ECDIS Procedures’ Workshop to London

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Captain Paul Hailwood

Captain Paul Hailwood

Free-to-attend workshop to be held at IMO during London International Shipping Week

The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) is holding its renowned workshop on EDIS bridge procedures and regulations at the IMO Headquarters in London on 11 September as part of London International Shipping Week.

Led by Captain Paul Hailwood, a Master Mariner and internationally respected expert on ECDIS and integrated bridge operations, this free workshop will present the ‘ADMIRALTY Guide to policy and procedures for the operational use of ECDIS’. As well as providing expert guidance on the regulatory requirements governing the adoption of ECDIS, as well as the onboard safety management systems and bridge procedures required to fulfil SOLAS carriage obligations.

Captain Hailwood has designed this workshop in conjunction with the UKHO to meet the needs of anyone involved in managing the integration of ECDIS into their ships, including managers, owners, ship personnel, regulators and auditors. Following on from the UKHO’s highly regarded Digital Integration Workshops, which provided a nine-stage guide to planning for the ECDIS transition, this new workshop offers more detailed advice on compliance with ECDIS regulations, as well as allowing plenty of time for discussions with the UKHO team.

Held as part of the inaugural London International Shipping Week, the workshop opens for registration at 10.00am on Wednesday 11 September at the headquarters of the International Maritime Organisation in central London.

Captain Hailwood commented: “London is a premier global hub for the maritime sector, with a huge number of world-leading maritime organisations based in the city, so we are delighted to have the opportunity to hold our workshop on ECDIS regulations and bridge procedures at IMO Headquarters as part of London International Shipping Week. We understand that the legal requirements for ECDIS compliance can appear complex, so our workshop will include a checklist of the items required by international standards that will help shipping companies to prepare for inspections and third-party audits. We will also look at the hazards associated with the operation of ECIDS and the appropriate control measures to mitigate those risks.”

The workshop will also include one-to-one sessions with Captain Hailwood and UKHO experts, where delegates can discuss their own situation with ECDIS implementation and seek advice from the UKHO team. The workshop is free to attend, lunch will be provided and places can be booked at https://www.regonline.co.uk/LISW

The Schedule for the day is as follows:

10:00 Registrations
10:30 Welcome by UKHO
10:35 Capt Paul Hailwood presentation
11:30 Refreshment break
11:45 Presentation continues
12:30 Questions
12:45 ADMIRALTY Product Solutions
13:00 Lunch
13:30 Meet the UKHO experts


About the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office
1. UKHO, an Executive Agency of the Ministry of Defence, has been charting the world’s oceans for more than 200 years with the primary aim of providing navigational products and services for the Royal Navy and merchant mariners to save and protect lives at sea. In addition it serves small craft and leisure mariners and provides a range of consultancy services.
2. UKHO also plays a central role, in support of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, in discharging the navigation element of the UK’s Safety of Life at Sea Treaty obligations for waters of UK national responsibility.
3. UKHO produces a worldwide series of some 3, 500 paper nautical charts, 200 publications under the ADMIRALTY brand and Electronic Navigational Charts (ENCs). The ADMIRALTY portfolio is sold globally and used by nearly 70% of international shipping.

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