27 May 2014 – Free ECDIS Seminars and ADMIRALTY product demonstrations at Posidonia
Led by Captain Paul Hailwood, an internationally renowned expert on ECDIS and integrated bridge operations, the UKHO’s ECDIS seminars have been designed to help give all parties within the shipping industry a better understanding of how best to implement ECDIS on board, including compliance with SOLAS regulations on the carriage of ECDIS and port state control requirements.
The ‘ECDIS Implementation, Policies and Procedures’ seminar will be held twice a day at Posidonia, at 1.15 pm and 4.30 pm on Tuesday 3 June, Wednesday 4 June and Thursday 5 June, in the Posidonia meeting room. Attendees will be able to submit their specific ECDIS questions in advance and throughout the seminar and will be provided with complimentary ADMIRALTY reference material.
Speaking ahead of next week’s Posidonia seminars, Captain Paul Hailwood commented:
“Whether a ship owner, a fleet manager, a bridge officer or a regulator, it is important that all parties involved in the shipping industry have a clear understanding of how ECDIS operating procedures should be incorporated into onboard safety management systems, safety procedures and risk assessments. ECDIS can play a pivotal role in supporting safe, compliant and efficient shipping and I would encourage anyone attending Posidonia to come along to our seminars, where they can have their ECDIS questions answered.”
Free places at the UKHO’s ECDIS Seminars at Posidonia can be booked at: www.regonline.co.uk/
Posidonia delegates can also learn more about the full range of ADMIRALTY products and services at the UKHO exhibition stand, which will be located at stand number 3.106 in Hall 3 at Posidonia. Members of the UKHO team will be on hand throughout to provide expert advice and to demonstrate the full array of the UKHO’s world-leading digital and paper nautical products, including the ADMIRALTY Vector Chart Service, ADMIRALTY Digital Publications, ADMIRALTY e-Nautical Publications, ADMIRALTY e-Navigator and ADMIRALTY paper charts and nautical publications.
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