Out of almost 42,000 internationally trading vessels, over 60% are now ECDIS-ready: are you? If not, what’s holding you back? Are you unsure of the applicable regulations, or perhaps you have concerns about affordability? With the August ECDIS deadline now a stone’s throw away, we’re here to clear up your queries and give you everything you need to ensure compliance…it’s time to take action!
Are you cyber aware at sea?
Cyber security is more important than ever before: ships and offshore platforms are becoming more sophisticated and in many cases crews are reducing. The cyber threat at sea is a considerable security, safety and financial risk to the maritime industry. Moving forwards, it’s not unrealistic to think that cyber security will be a board level priority issue, in order to tackle the increasing threat. Thankfully, more information is starting to emerge to help all stakeholders understand the challenges that the digital era brings to shipping. Be sure to take a look at the ‘Be Cyber Aware at Sea’ campaign, it’s an excellent resource to refer to on this topic.
Martek Marine are delighted to be exhibiting at Nor-Shipping 2017, where a pioneering exhibition on disruptive sustainability offers visitors the opportunity to take a rare sneak peek at the must-see, disruptive breakthrough technologies being embraced by some of the largest maritime organisations and associations across the globe to radically improve their operations: maximising productivity, improving safety and reducing costs. The event takes place between May 30th and June 2nd at Norway Trade Fairs in Oslo.
We don’t doubt that you’re an expert modern-day navigator, but do you know your cross staff from your astrolabe? We’re about to test your knowledge on nautical navigation throughout the ages!
Your ship sets sail today, you’re due to be on watch and it’s pitch black outside. To ensure a safe voyage, you must be familiar with all equipment on the bridge before the Pilot and Master rely on your expertise as they start to conn the vessel, but the various Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) systems you’ve used in the past are all different to the one on this ship. Sound familiar?
The majority of the global shipping community have now completed the switch to navigation using Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) and evidence is now emerging that ECDIS-related issues uncovered during inspections and audits is increasing. Supporting this, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) recently reported a large rise in the number of vessels detained because of ECDIS deficiencies.
The transition to stress-free and cost-efficient navigation using ECDIS has not been without its challenges for some, but now thanks to advanced functionality, the best market-leading ECDIS offer first rate safety and outstanding productivity for ships and their crew across the globe.
Anomalies on electronic charts, alarms ignored by bridge crew and dual system back-ups…it’s not surprising that the latest talk about Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) is sending shipowners into a spin!
With the August deadline looming for ship owners to have Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) installed on their vessels, our two-part article takes a brief look at why ECDIS was brought in, the key regulations behind it, the latest trends in ECDIS technology and what the future might hold for ECDIS innovation.
With the August deadline looming for ship owners to have Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) installed on their vessels, our two-part article takes a brief look at why ECDIS was brought in, the key regulations behind it, the latest trends in ECDIS technology and what the future might hold for ECDIS innovation. Don’t forget to tune in next week for part two!