ECDIS – Are you confused by the different options available?

We have put together a list of our top 10 ECDIS questions to help you understand what is available on the market today.

Is there more than one way to buy? 

You don’t always have to spend a large chunk of your capital budget on ECDIS. Rental options are available, which will allow you to use your operational budget instead. Choosing a system that has an option to lease can be an attractive alternative and offer various benefits. Click here to read more about leasing options. It is useful to ask if your supplier offers a ‘Buy now pay later’ option.  Continue reading “ECDIS – Are you confused by the different options available?”

Getting to know the Martek team – Jami Beech

We have a fantastic team of people here at Martek Marine and we would like to introduce everyone to you. The ‘Getting to know the Martek team’ series has been created so that you can put a face to the name and get to know us better.

We thought we would start with our Customer Experience Manager Jami Beech and ask him a few questions… Continue reading “Getting to know the Martek team – Jami Beech”

What are the advantages of hiring an ECDIS?

Are you ready for your ECDIS compliance deadline? Click here for the latest update.

The last few IHO and IEC ECDIS regulations are fast approaching and the time has come to equip your vessel with the latest technology.

Buying an ECDIS is a big decision and with so many options on the market today, it is not always the easiest decision. Continue reading “What are the advantages of hiring an ECDIS?”

20% of sailor repatriations are for gastroenteritis. How can telemedicine help reduce this?

The problem

Managing illness at sea is one of the most challenging issues for the modern shipping industry. The Maritime Labour Convention requires all shipping companies to provide medical care that is as near as possible to the equivalent care they would receive onshore. This can often leave a captain in an impossible dilemma when a member of the crew falls ill. Continue reading “20% of sailor repatriations are for gastroenteritis. How can telemedicine help reduce this?”

5 Reasons You Need a Water Testing Solution

As staff on your vessel could be very reliant on consumable water supplies, you should naturally work to ensure that those supplies adhere to a high level of non-toxicity. You can do this through regular use of a water testing solution – and, here at the marine equipment supplier Martek Marine, we offer more than one such solution to choose from. There are various good reasons why you need a water testing solution; here are five of what could be considered the most vital. Continue reading “5 Reasons You Need a Water Testing Solution”

Are you aware of the implications of not updating your ECDIS System?

The UK Hydrographic Office found that some of their ECDIS systems had old software and charts (Tradewinds, Sept 2016), which could mean risk of safety and time-wasting mistakes in navigation of your ship. A system like iECDIS™ can ensure your charts will always be up-to-date thanks to the multiple update options and easy to use design, putting your mind at ease. Continue reading “Are you aware of the implications of not updating your ECDIS System?”

Basic Safety Regulations That Fleets Fail to Implement

Various bodies are responsible for regulating the global marine industry, including most obviously the International Maritime Organization (IMO), but also the European Union and national governments. As the GOV.UK site explains, agreements, resolutions and conventions are also made by other UN agencies such as the International Labour Organization (ILO).

Safety is an especially pressing issue for these bodies, with the following being some of the most basic safety regulations that sadly sometimes aren’t complied with by shipping fleets. Continue reading “Basic Safety Regulations That Fleets Fail to Implement”