Speaking ahead of next week’s seminars, Captain Paul Hailwood commented:
“It is vital 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 we look forward to meeting as many people as possible at our Sea Asia Seminars and answering all of their ECDIS questions.”
The UKHO’s seminars will be held every day in the UKHO Seminar Theatre – Basement 2/S29, Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands. Each seminar will have a different main focus, as follows:
- Tuesday 21 April, 1200 – 1345: Legal Requirements, Training & Familiarisation, Policy & Procedures
- Wednesday 22 April, 1200 – 1345: Initial ECDIS Risk Assessment, Procurement, Installation and Onboard Maintenance, Chart Data Considerations
- Thursday 23 April, 1400 – 1545: Policy & Procedures, Procurement, Installation and Onboard Maintenance, Initial ECDIS Risk Assessment
All seminars are free to attend and delegate places can be booked at http://www.regonline.co.uk/
Since 2011 the UKHO’s ECDIS Seminars have provided free guidance on managing the adoption of ECDIS to several thousand people across the globe. Current ECDIS Seminars place the emphasis on the requirements of the audience, with delegates able to submit their questions in advance for Captain Hailwood and other members of the UKHO team when registering to attend, or on the day.
UKHO produces a worldwide series of some 3, 500 paper nautical charts, 200 publications under the ADMIRALTY Nautical Products & Services brand and Electronic Navigational Charts (ENCs). The ADMIRALTY Nautical Products & Services portfolio is sold globally and used by over 90% of the ships trading internationally.