ECDIS is playing an increasingly crucial role in navigational safety within the maritime sector and, according to IMO regulations, all ships will soon have to have the equipment on board. But what exactly is it? Here is a brief guide on all things ECDIS. Continue reading “ECDIS for dummies: Everything you need to know”
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has stated that human error was the main cause of three vessel collisions that led to oil spills occurring in port waters and the Singapore Strait earlier this year. Continue reading “Singapore oil spills were caused by lack of ECDIS use”
Last Tuesday Nancy and Sam traveled to London to represent Martek at the Institute of Customer Services UK Customer Satisfaction Awards, an annual event celebrating the success of companies excelling at providing customer service. Continue reading “UK Customer Satisfaction Awards 2014”
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We’re pleased to announce that Martek Marine have been shortlisted for an Institute of Customer Service award!
The UK Customer Satisfaction Awards recognises businesses that are committed to WOWing their customers at every contact, from the initial enquiry, to delivering the goods efficiently.
Martek held a raffle draw to determine who would represent the company at the Lancaster London Hotel in the capital, and the lucky winners came up as Executive Assistant Sam Sargent, and Nancy Greaves from the Marketing team. Give a good speech, ladies! Continue reading “Martek get nominated for an Institute of Customer Service award!”
Martek Marine has launched a world-first ECDIS product on the market: the iECDIS.
The iECDIS is the first of its kind to implement a GSM modem, meaning that the downloading and installation of charts and updates will be automatic, without any administrative pressures needed through CD updates. The GSM modem will use a mobile network signal, being able to download changeable weather forecasts and warnings instantly. Continue reading “Martek releases first ever network-connected ECDIS”
ECDIS, Electronic Chart and Display System, is the name given to the hardware driving shipping’s switch to electronic navigation. Essentially a simplified computer designed for use on a vessel’s bridge, the most basic function of an ECDIS is to display navigational charts on a screen showing the vessel’s position.
It’s the additional functions which really set ECDIS apart from paper charts though – a powerful system of tools, notifications and alerts which provide the navigator with essential, real time information and warnings of potential hazards far ahead of time. Continue reading “Why manufacturers must offer ECDIS leasing”
London P&I Club has said that poor crew training in electronic chart display and information systems (ECDIS), and therefore their improper use, has been the cause of various recent maritime accidents.
It is crucial that all shipowners make sure that their crew members have been fully trained in how to use ECDIS devices to ensure that any nasty accidents are avoided. In a statement, the firm said: “It is essential that the navigator is not only effectively trained in the proper use of ECDIS, but also understands the limitations of the equipment and its primary role as a decision-support system. With a vast array of ECDIS manufacturers, there is a challenge for the navigator to reach an acceptable degree of competence in a specific onboard system.” Continue reading “Poor ECDIS training plays part in maritime accidents, says London P&I”
Martek Marine, leading manufacturer of maritime safety equipment, is introducing potable water testing kits to its product range, designed to meet the regulations on drinking water which come into force with the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) in August 2013. The only standard kit guaranteed to meet all legislation and flag state requirements, Drinksafe has been designed to be the easiest kit on the market, providing effective testing for the presence of harmful bacteria and toxins, corrosion related contaminants and pH/Chlorine levels. Continue reading “New drinking water tests from Martek reduce risk from potentially fatal pathogens”
When Ryan Kim was found underwater without a pulse and not breathing, he was close to death by drowning. His friend, Dan, rushed to alert the attention of the lifeguards. Soon he was on the back of a Jet Ski and back on dry land, but he still wasn’t out of danger yet.
After 4 sets of CPR the team of experienced lifeguards still couldn’t stabilise the Korean student; he had suffered a sudden cardiac arrest. Ryan needed a defibrillator to save his life and he needed it quickly – luckily the Lifeguard tower was equipped with the lifesaving equipment. Enlisting the help of a passer-by, the defibrillator was rushed to the victim’s aid and thankfully reached the scene within a few minutes, increasing the student’s chances of survival dramatically. Continue reading “Defibrillator saves life of surfer clinically dead for five minutes”