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Testimonials

Staff were very helpful and good atmosphere.

Barry Hooper

A pleasure to come and learn.

Robert Mills

The learning environment at ECDIS Ltd is intense but very well structured and comfortable. A lot of ground was covered in the time and it was very useful.

Paul Haines

Well presented course with excellent facilities.Anglo-Eastern

Andrew Shearer, Anglo Eastern

northern marine management Excellent facilities, professionally run course. Thank you.

Kevin Walsh, Northern Marine manning Services

Viking Recruitment Very good, thanks to the instructor, my knowledge is much improved.

Robert Watson, Viking Recruitment

Excellent facilities and staff with unparalleled knowledge.

Corey Adcock

Thanks for everything, See you Monday!

Matt Radmilli

Professional and relaxed environment. Good equipment and knowledge of trainers.

Ben Sturge

Bristol port company ”Great to have  a lecturer who is without a doubt a world leader in the world of ECDIS. Must try to make sure all other lecturers are as close to this lecturer interest, knowledge and ability to pass on information.

John Barr, Bristol Port Company

Kuwait Oil CompanyGreat course.

Jaman Alazmi, Kuwait Oil Company

P&O FerriesVery well run course.

Jonathan Martin, P&O Ferries Holding Ltd

uk0david macbrayne hr (jExcellent facility and course

Byron Griffiths, David Macbrayne HR (UK) Ltd

uk0david macbrayne hr (jValuable week. Excellent content, well delivered.

Craig Mullarkey, David Macbrayne HR (UK) Ltd

uk0david macbrayne hr (jThoroughly enjoyed course, all staff helpful and friendly.

Calum McClements, David Macbrayne HR (UK) Ltd

uk0david macbrayne hr (jExcellent Facility with excellent trainers.

Colin Coraham, David Macbrayne HR (UK) Ltd

uk0david macbrayne hr (jExcellent courses, very well presented. I am now much more confident in the use of ECDIS.

Lewis Mackenzie, David Macbrayne HR (uk) Ltd

viking309x300 ECDIS Ltd is a very friendly, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable environment in which to learn.

Laurence O'Callaghan, Viking Recruitment Ltd

bp Thought the course, its facilities, location & lecturers were very good and would recommend it.

Marco de Koning, BP Maritime Services Ltd

Chevron A good brief introduction to the Sperry system, very useful pre-information before using for real.

Paul Steele, Chevron

Craig InternationalFantastic course! I feel I can join my ship and operate the ECDIS with confidence.

Euan Milne, Craig International Supplies

abpVery pleased to have completed the course. Would recommend ECDIS Ltd.

Martin King, Associated British Ports

Naval_Ensign_of_OmanI had the pleasure to attend the ECDIS course in ECDIS Ltd. I really enjoyed my time here, well planned course, excellent trainer and well co-operated staff. Good hospitality also received.

Saif Khalfan Salim Al-Nabhain, Royal Navy of Oman

Naval_Ensign_of_OmanI am very glad to have done the ECDIS course with this company, very nice environment and I wish to be back again.

Khalid Ahmed Al-Saadi, Royal Navy of Oman

Naval_Ensign_of_OmanI had a really good time during this week training and I hope to come back again in the future.

Amor Hamood Al-Jahwari, Royal Navy of Oman

A great course, relaxed atmosphere. Would definitely come again for any other courses. Have a go on the simulator, it’s great!!

Ken Butchers

A great course and all were knowledgeable and helpful. Equipment and facilities were excellent.

Mark O'Shane

ChevronA good training environment with friendly staff & instructors.

Jamie Nicholson, Chevron

ambex limitedVery nice facilities, excellent trainer.

William Smith, Ambex Ltd

northern marine managementAll perfect!

Victor Vlaciu, Northern Marine

HansonI would recommend ECDIS Ltd every time!

John Quayle, Hanson Aggregates

HansonWould highly recommend anybody to use ECDIS Ltd, very professional throughout.

Bryan Smith, Hanson Aggregates

imo steam packetOne of the best courses I have attended. The facilities were excellent, very informative.

Terry Moore, IMO Steam Packet Company

On Monday I didn’t even know what ECDIS was! Now I feel I can work at a level approaching that of my colleagues on the course.

Tom Bettle

imo steam packetHighly recommended course.

Michael Leadley, IMO Steam Packet Company

ExpedoExcellent, valuable training. Very satisfied.

Ian Davis, Expedo

plaThe instructor was friendly and pleasant.

Gordon Price, PLA

plaAll the staff were friendly and approachable :)

Michael Lesworth, PLA

The instructor was professional, easy to approach and very knowledgeable, keep it up.

Richard Oleo, KGJ OBO & Tankers Fleet Management

Very professional and positive approach by the instructor. She was well prepared for course.

Maro Olanz, KGJ OBO & Tankers Fleet Management

bp ECDIS Ltd is a good environment to conduct training with all staff friendly and polite throughout.

Grant Preston, BP Maritime Services

Good quality training centre which I will recommend to the sailing personal and the owners.

Wiggo Ole Haagensen, HÖEGH LNG FLEET MANAGEMENT

plaA very well prepared course and presented by knowledgeable staff. Friendly environment and all staff very helpful.

David Hocking, PLA

National Oceanagraphic CentreBoth instructor and venue were very good.

Peter Newton, National Oceanography Centre

plaEnjoyed the course – I have never used ECDIS before so it was interesting. It made me more aware of potential pitfalls when watching the officers using the ECDIS.

Stuart Hay, PLA

Hoegh_LNG-pos-sentr The instructor did a great job. I would be glad to come back.

Ben Cattley - HÖEGH LNG FLEET MANAGEMENT

bp A well prepared course, very well delivered. The facilities are very good also.

Bryan Simpson, Acromas Shipping Ltd

northern marine management Many thanks for new skills and knowledge.

Aleksandar Kusic, Northern Marine Management Ltd

bibbyVery good facilities & training provided very good. 

Blane Ventress, Bibby Ship Management (Western Europe) Ltd

I would recommend anyone requiring this training to use this facility.

Alex Hotchkiss

Everyone friendly!

Jesse Edge, Sea Rhapsody

Condorferries Good facility, friendly staff, tidy building, excellent teacher very knowledgeable.

Tim Evans, Condor Ferries

viking309x300 Excellent facilities, equipment – friendly and approachable staff.

Darren Wakelam, Viking Recruitment Limited

As an ex – RN Officer with no experience of ECS/ECDIS, this course was invaluable. Well structured and with excellent training facilities, ECDIS Ltd provide a safe, comfortable environment to learn. Great people too!!

James Hawkins

gulf shore ns ltdGood course, UK based, courses run weekly to facilitate leave availability. Would recommend the course and location to others.

Dominic Brooks, Gulf Offshore N.S Limited

Anglo-Eastern All over all good.

Geir-Arne Westbyon, Anglo Eastern

pla Training, presentation, quality of course was really excellent and yes I would recommend it!

John Reid, Port of London Authority

pla Very navy. Very good.

C P.R. Clarke, Port of London Authority

pla Overall, very good. Enjoyed the course. Thanks very much.

Lars Vlaskary, Port of London Authority

pla Keep up the good work. Thank you.

Tom Burke, Port of London Authority

Very good course, good facilities.

David Griffiths, Maersk Tankers

abpVery good course.

Mark Oakley, Associated British Ports

abp Fantastic instructor, good delivery, modern venue, good refreshments.

Simon Allen, Associated British Ports

All instructors were super.

Alan Hooper, Port of Sheerness Limited

Very good.

Iain Bradshaw, Hill RobinsonYacht Management

Can recommend. I’m master with E.R. Schiffahrt of Hamburg.

Mark Lovibond

Having done the generic course here in January 2013, there was really no other place to go.

Jason Wood

Brilliant! Now I can confidently drive my ship in DR mode at 40 knots.

David Frodin

NMMSLogoThe trainers are excellent, excellent knowledge, helpful and willing to solve any problem, even on Saturdays :)

Guillermo Villanueva, Nothern Marine Manning Services Ltd

Excellent facilities.

Habib Rahman - OUTS Activities (GPS Services)

ggVery good facilities and friendly and helpful staff. And the cupcake was delicious.

Mike Hood, National Oceanography Centre

Facility and people working inside had made very positive working environment and it was big pleasure to be part of it.

Jakov Zoric

Really well prepared, very informative. Great team and working environment.

Stuart Frangenheim

Anglo-Eastern I will personally recommend this course at this location to all my colleagues and acquaintances. Time well spent.

Andrea Caroli, Anglo Eastern

MCA_Training_recog A well structured course and well delivered.

Forkanul Quader, Maritime & Coastguard Agency

Anglo-EasternCourse helped in many ways to understand principles of ECDIS use on-board ships. Trainer presented the lessons in excellent way, theoretical parts of course were covered with actual case scenario examples which made the course more easy to understand.

Zoran Azdajic, Anglo Eastern

Very well organised and informative course.

Dion Notman, Logbridge Ltd

Viking Good challenging course. A lot of information to take in in only five days. Great lecturer, and excellent facilities. Thanks!

Steve Hill, Viking RecrutmentSteve Hill, Viking Recrutment

Anglo-EasternGood course I’ve had a great time. The trainer was very professional and well skilled.

Samo Berglez, Anglo Eastern

Thank you for a good course!

Berg-Jensen, Norwegian Military Geographic Service (FMGT)

Anglo-Eastern Well done ECDIS Limited.

Captain Timo Hirvonen, Anglo Eastern

Anglo-Eastern   Great course presented well by very enthusiastic trainer.

Nicolai Debus, Anglo Eastern

Excellent in ALL aspects… professional, friendly, high quality. logo

Captain Nenad Vrbanic, I.M.A. Ship S.A

Good context, learned a lot! Thanks. images (1)

Christopher Murray, BP Shipping

All staff very friendly and helpful. Made the course more enjoyable. Hanson

Andrew T Curry, Hanson Aggregates Marine Ltd

Anglo-EasternECDIS Ltd has a very relaxed training atmosphere, the staff are very welcoming and helpful. The facilities exceeded my expectations and the course was very informative.

William Barnsley-Parsons, Anglo Eastern

Excellent course. Well structered and informativeAqua Ltd

Dan Stephens, Aqua Ltd

Course was very beneficial. Relaxed Atmosphere. The instructor was very helpful and well informedNational Oceanagraphic Centre

Malcolm Graves, National Oceanography Centre

Phenomenal facilities and knowledgeable, helpful and friendly staff

Brendan Hurner

Facilities for this course were excellent. Trainer was very good indeed. My feedback to my company will be 100% and suggest that this facility is used from now on as one of their main training centre’s. Many thanks

Walter Phelan

Instructor was well knowledgeable and professional Naval_Ensign_of_Oman

Haitham Ali Abdullah Al-Shibli, Omani Navy

Naval_Ensign_of_OmanAdministration was excellent. The Instructor was helpful and professional

Azan Salim Saif Al-Shidi, Omani Navy

ChevronGood Equipment
Instructors have a good level of knowledge
Good timetable

Bebe Alexandru, Chevron

Excellent use of equipment with a good balance of theory supported by practical example Chevron

Neil Hunt, Chevron

SAGAECDIS LTD has wonderful training facilities and the trainers are first class with a vast knowledge of the equipment and software

Mark O'Sullivan, SAGA

Trainers and staff very patient and friendly Wight_Link_Logo

Geoff Meadway, Wightlink Ferries

ChevronVery good facility for teaching. A good relationship and friendly atmosphere with all staff and trainers

Brian Speirs, Chevron

ChevronGood Facilities and Friendly Staff

Sean Brady, Chevron

A very good and informative course and well presented

Robert Fullagar

VikingApproachable staff who genuinely work to ensure students depart with a good education and knowledge. Great course with great facilities

Alan Macary, Viking Recruitment

MassoelHospitality on highest level. It was a real pleasure working with people of ECDIS Ltd

Capt. Mario Sojic, Massoel UK Ltd

Fred_Olsen_LogoFriendly staff and clean, well specified facilities

Harriett Johnson, Fred Olsen Marine Services

maerskI would recommend this course to others, especially “TRANSAS” users of the future

Capt Michael Poole, Maersk

Anglo-EasternA good course

Ian Connor, Anglo Eastern

VikingECDIS Ltd has a great location, Good vary in equipment and good to see newly improved courses now certified by MCA. Totally Recommended!

Belinda Bennett, Viking Recruitment

MY ConstellationECDIS Ltd was recommended to me as “the best place” to do Generic/Type Specific ECDIS training. I have no reason to disagree, and will pass on the same recommendation

Martin Morris, MY Constellation

Thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Thank you for the week. See you again

Nick Ackroyd

Anglo-EasternExcellent centre with good facilities. Instruction good

Michael Bagley, Anglo Eastern

Standard of presentation and training materials far exceeded other training at other training centres variety of units for Type Specific Training

Tim Cameron

ThomeThe instructor was excellent and I learnt a lot of details from the JRC Type Specific ECDIS. I appreciate that very much; it will be very helpful for me when I join the next ship.

Nikolay Stoyanov Palakov, TOR Management

CondorferriesIt was very good training.

Captain Waldemar Siniecki, Condor Ferries

Course is really great, nice environment, very competent instructors and very good hospitality. Overall very good. Keep it up.

Premnath Gunaratnam,

ChevronGreat course and environment…

Babic Sasa, Chevron Shipping Company LLC

ChevronProper presentations and training in a good, friendly atmosphere.

Michal Musinski, Chevron Shipping Company LLC

ChevronExcellent course, very professional, approachable personnel. Very good trainee friendly facility.

Michal Trzesowski, Chevron Shipping Company LLC

CondorferriesA well constructed course. You have got the balance between theoretical and practical exercises just right.

Justin Horsey, Condor Ferries

I found the lectures to be well presented.

Rodger Smeaton

Very good course, like many, there are not enough hours in the day.

Laurence McFadyen

UKSAHappy with course content, would hope to come back for future courses. Great facility, very comfortable, very helpful on the telephone.

Andrew White, UKSA

UKSAGood course.

Bill Tate, UKSA

ChevronWhole course was well prepared. Information given by instructor was clear and understandable. After this course people should be prepared to sail with ECDIS.

Rafal Judek, Chevron Shipping Company LLC

CondorferriesVery nice & very good.

Mr Nick Lasoire, Condor Ferries

Anglo-EasternExcellent facility, professional instructors, friendly atmosphere, highly recommended.

Master Richard Walters, Angalo Eastern crew management

Good facilities, simulator was great.

Andrew Chappel

Brazilian NavyGreat, excellent training.

Saulo Aviva Nunes, Brazillian Navy

babcockThought provoking, a thoroughly good experience. I wish that I had done it years ago.

Harry Cook Babcock Flagship Ltd

VikingA well delivered course, covering all pertinent aspects of TRANSAS. Concise and relevant.

Kieran Kelleher, Viking Recruitment

abpMy overall opinion of ECDIS has changed for the better. We just need the rest of the maritime world to aspire to this level and catch up!! A great modern approach to training and atmosphere.

Captain Carl Robins, Associated British Ports

abpAn extensive subject area delivered in an effective manner.

Pilot Gareth Rees, Associated British Ports

MY MogamboGreat brandy in the crew mess!

Chief Officer Nicholas Pearson, M Y Mogambo

Northern Marine Manning ServicesInstructor clearly has vast knowledge on the system.

2nd Officer Lukasz Scibisz, Northern Marine Manning Services

VikingVery good course, great facility.

2nd Officer Philip Spence, Viking Recruitment

VikingVery good course, nice facility to train in; enjoyable and informative. Friendly staff, thanks for the love hearts.

Chief Officer James Brennan, Viking Recruitment

VikingInformative course which instructor explained very well, in a manner understood at all experiences. Staff were all very friendly.

2nd Officer Antony Gilbert, Viking Recruitment

Anglo-EasternNice facility, good equipment and well prepared trainers.

Master Stjepo Deranja, Angalo Eastern crew management

SAGAI wish I had done this course 15 years ago! A much needed and valuable course.

Captain David Warden-Owen, Saga Shipping

VikingI learnt a lot more on this course and feel I will take valuable skills and information away which I will be sure to use in my everyday job. Very friendly and sociable team.

3rd Officer Sarah Berry, Viking Recruitment

VikingWell situated establishment. Knowledgeable and friendly instructors.

Captain J P Harris, Viking Recruitment

Anglo-EasternVery informative course. Well presented and yes, the seas will be a little safer now. Thanks ECDIS Ltd

Jessica Bonsor, Angalo Eastern crew management

abpVery impressed with the professional standards shown by the company and staff.

Paul Twelftree, Associated British Ports

abpVery knowledgeable staff with good delivery.

Barry Sadler, Associated British Ports

abpAn excellent course and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the Instructors and facility to anyone contemplating the ECDIS course.

Phil Ratcliffe, Associated British Ports

ShellI thoroughly enjoyed the course. It was pitched at the right level for me to be actively engaged, most certainly recommend it.

Kalarikkal Shinith Narayanan, Shell International Trading

MY RushWorld-class facility in a very convenient location, the trainer was extremely knowledgeable.

Chief Officer Olly Lewis, MY Rush

MY RushI highly recommend ECDIS Ltd for any Master and Navigator. The facility and instructors are well versed in the courses that they provide.

Captain Brett Woodford, MY Rush

Anglo-EasternVery informative course. Well presented and yes, the seas will be a little safer now. Thanks ECDIS Ltd!

Jessica Bonsor, Angalo Eastern crew management

Learnt a lot, ready to operate/ use an ECDIS. Thanks

Phil Codd

Northern Marine Manning ServicesExcellent presentation.

Captain Lars-Goran Helander, Northern Marine Manning Services

transoceanExcellent environment for training course. I would recommend this course to others in the future.

Coll Macdonald, Transocean

Gloucester HarbourA lot of new stuff delivered in bite sized pieces broken up with practical sessions. Knowledgeable staff who were friendly and approachable. Would recommend!

Pilot Richard Davies, Gloucester Harbour Trustees

Kuwait Oil CompanyThanks for everything.

Master Osamah Rashed Bujarrah, Pilot, Kuwait Oil Company

GreenpeaceThe equipment used for the course was very convenient for use and very understandable. Instructor was very patient and good at explaining. Thanks.

Sergiy Demydov, Greenpeace International

IOM Steam Packet CompanyFeel much more confident in using ECDIS after this course.

Simon Killey, Isle of Man Steam Packet Company

MY Flying FoxInstructor was incredibly knowledgeable. Great course; will be back for another Type Specific course.

Joe Arch, MY Flying Fox

ThomeAll my comments are excellent.

Vladimir Fabac, Thome Ship Management PTE Ltd

Red FunnelVery professional and adaptable regarding delivery of course to meet our companies requirements.

Head of Fleet Operations - James McGruer - Red Funnel

abpVery good and entertaining course.

Philip Edwards, Associated British Ports

abpVery useful. Thanks very much.

A J Lillie, Associated British Ports

ShellExcellent course, the end session of bringing everything into practise was the ultimate realisation of how good the ECDIS really is and a great tool for navigation.

Darren Dsouza, Shell International Trading

ShellThoroughly enjoyable course.

K Bland, Shell International Trading

The Instructor was very knowledgeable and a excellent teacher. All the staff were fantastic and helpful also.

Master Simon Barber, Individual

IOM Steam Packet CompanyInstructor was very pleasant and helpful. Would recommend course

Master Stephen Spenser, Isle of Man Steam Packet Company

maerskInstructor was an excellent trainer.

Master David Kite, Maersk

Deep Sea PilotsWell presented and very useful course.”

Pilot James Manson, Deep Sea and Coastal Pilots Ltd

VelaFacilities are very well. Trainer well prepared and with good practices.

Lech Nowinski, Vela International Marine Ltd

Excellent presentations, Nice working environment, friendly atmosphere throughout the course. Through explanations on all required topics. Zorovic Marine Services Ltd

Dino Marelic, Zorovic Maritime Services Ltd

Good course. Very good trainer, easy to understand. Thank you!Hoegh_LNG-pos-sentr

Maksims Suslovs, Höegh LNG

PLAVery well run course, best I have been on.

Robert Eveleigh, Port of London Authority

PLAEnjoyed the course. Found it challenging and educational.

Simon Jones, Port of London Authority

PLAExcellent training, lectures.

Stephen Elias, Port of London Authority

Maritime Resource ManagementThe course was well organised and effective.

Tretjacovs Valerijs, Maritime Resource Management (MRM)

HansonVery good course, delivered in a good facility by very good lecturers who relate to serving seamen very well.

Master Raymond Marshall, Hanson Aggregates Marine Ltd

HansonSolved all my concerns about the system that I had.

Master Malcolm O'Neill, Hanson Aggregates Marine Ltd

HansonCourse was relevant to work carried out and focused on how ECDIS is used in my workplace.

Master Colin Smith Francis Daniels, Hanson Aggregates Marine Ltd

HansonExcellent. Close to home. Can’t fault it – Excellent set up.

Mate Shane Jarrett, Hanson Aggregates Marine Ltd

CondorferriesInstructor was very helpful and informative and knows subject well and gave sound operational advice! Excellent.

Captain Chad Murray, Condor Ferries

Red FunnelExcellent level of teaching was perfect to my needs. Instructor’s enthusiasm made up for my lack of intelligence! :-)

Captain John Clark, Red Funnel

IOM Steam Packet CompanyVery enjoyable course, Thank you!

John Pirrie, Isle of Man Steam Packet Company

FavashamECDIS would be so good to be implemented on vessels less than 3000GT.

Chief Officer Jason Wood, Faversham Ships

Outstanding in every respect.

Chief Officer Scottie Cameron

Very impressed with the facilities and equipment. Instructor provided an excellent course in an approachable and friendly manner.Swire

Capt Tony Baker, Swire

Port of DoverA Excellent Instructor who demonstrated a thorough knowledge of the subject which he imparted extremely effectively

Capt Malcolm McKenzie, Dover Harbour Board

Port of DoverExcellent Instructor. Would recommend this course and facility to others.

Capt Mark Boylin, Dover Harbour Board

SAGAExcellent training and lecturer. Facilities first class.

Chief Officer Christopher Gibb, Saga Shipping

SAGAExcellent trainer, friendly and helpful.

4th Officer Erik Ivan Lundgren, Saga Shipping

Good course

2nd MateTahina Lalaina Jocelyn, Services Maritimes de l’Ocean Indien

Good and interesting.

2nd Mate Tahina Rabarisolo Hery Mihaja, Services Maritimes de l’Ocean Indien

Very good course. Happy

2nd MateTahina Leboa Parfait, Services Maritimes de l’Ocean Indien

Red FunnelA very well run course and facilities. A professional yet relaxed organisation that make you feel at home when you walk through the door. Love the free drinks and leather seats!

Brett Phillips, Red Funnel

I highly recommend the ECDIS course for its professionalism, Equipment, Location and friendly staff

Mr Malcolm Kelliher

Excellent course – really helps you get a good understanding of ECDIS

Mr Alistair John Bell

Good knowledge imparted by Instructor. Very well laid out with good equipment and facilities. All staff very friendly and helpful.

Mr David John Prichard

NordenExcellent course. Would recommend “ECDIS E-Nav” to anyone who is to get training in future. Good handout and practical exercises. The “Best” ECDIS course I have attended.

Chief Officer Debi Morera, DS-Norden

CondorferriesGreat to have such an enthusiastic Instructor.

Operations Superintendant Andrew Williamson, Condor Ferries

CondorferriesEnthusiastic “ECDIS native” for instructor!”

2nd Officer David Bawden,Condor Ferries

IOM Steam Packet CompanyECDIS Ltd have increased my confidence and knowledge for future use of ECDIS

Chief Officer James Cavanagh, Isle of Man Steam Packet Company

Provision of training by experienced mariners was very useful, recognising system limitations and providing sound advice on day to day use.

Captain Clive Carrington Wood,

Aqua LtdExcellent facilities, great teachers. Highly recommended.

Cameron Edwards, Aqua LTD

A well prepared and presented course.

DSP Kevin Vallance

HansonCourse was given in a clear and concise manner by the course Instructor.

Master Mark Morley, Hanson Aggregates Marine Ltd

HansonCourse Instructor generated a very positive learning environment very quickly and maintained this throughout the course – Well done.

1st Mate Richard Herbert, Hanson Aggregates Marine Ltd

HansonVery friendly and Informative course. Friendly atmosphere.

Mate Jeffery Dulley, Hanson Aggregates Marine Ltd

IOM Steam Packet CompanyVery good facility, well run course.

Chief Officer David Bowen, Isle of Man Steam Packet Company

Anglo-EasternVery pleasant and well delivered course which have provided me with good tools for future development when using ECDIS. Friendly atmosphere and good facilities.

Chief Officer Jeremy Sutcliffe, Angalo Eastern crew management

National Oceanagraphic CentreThis has been an opportunity to improve my knowledge having been ashore since 2007. Also to assess the course presentations and venue for sending our Deck Officers to this course. A well researched course presented in a professional and practical manner, suitable for all relevant mariners.

Ship Manager Robin Plumley, National Oceanography Centre

Northern Marine Manning ServicesManaged to remove the mysteries of the unending alarm stream. Value in itself.

Master James McBride, Northern Marine Manning Services

maerskVery good course, recommended to all who require IMO1.27 for certificate renewal. It should enhance shipboard performance.

Captain David James Podger, Maersk

Excellent preparation and organization to get the aim. This course is “on target” here. Thank you very much indeed.Turkish Navy

Lt Cdr Alper Dogukanli, Turkish Naval Forces Command

HansonCustomer service i.e. free coffee, relaxed environment and decor is excellent. A very professional team and a good course structure.

Stephen Butler, Hanson Aggregates Marine Ltd

HansonThe working environment as a who reflects the professional and competent attitude displayed in lectures. Very pleasant site to study in.

1st Mate Captain Matthew Harris, Hanson Aggregates Marine Ltd

HansonCourse at a very personal level, at all times got the feeling that the Instructor and all the staff cared about the students well being.

1st Mate David Heale, Hanson Aggregates Marine Ltd

RNLIA very well balanced course between Classroom and Simulator which resulted in myself being confident that I can operate the equipment to its best ability.

Master lain Davis, RNLI

VelaOverall it’s been a very good experience. Definitely learned a lot.

2nd Officer Mohannad Boraei, Vela International Marine Ltd

IOM Steam Packet CompanyAn Excellent course. Very well presented.

Chief Officer Alan Weston, Isle of Man Steam Packet Company

IOM Steam Packet CompanyInstructor gave clear and easily followed lectures.

Chief Officer Lee Patten, Isle of Man Steam Packet Company

Baker Marine SolutionsThe staff at ECDIS are all very committed and the environment work station are very good. As a OVID Inspector for the OIC Majors, I would recommend that the course be mandatory for Inspectors as it represents the future of Navigation and planning.

Robert Pearcey, Baker Marine Solutions

HansonInstructor was informative and friendly with a good level of knowledge on the subject matter. It was a good enjoyable course and very informative.

1st Mate Andrew Hannah, Hanson Aggregates Marine Ltd

HansonVery good course. Highly applicable material. Trainer very good at engaging the group. One of the best lecturers/ trainers uncounted. Very well appointed centre. Friendly professional staff. Course material good and excellent handouts. Very good cake. Useful location for amenities i.e. parking food outlets.

2nd Officer David Corkish, Hanson Aggregates Marine Ltd

HansonHigh standard of equipment and knowledge.

Master Michael Hurst, Hanson Aggregates Marine Ltd

HansonVery high standard of training and equipment. A friendly relaxed environment

Master Daniel Reibbitt, Hanson Aggregates Marine Ltd

HansonStaff friendly, helpful and professional. Pleasant study environment, would fully recommend ECDIS Ltd

1st Mate Edward Paul Higgins, Hanson Aggregates Marine Ltd

HansonThe ECDIS course was very good and we all learned a great deal which gave us more confidence in the operation of the ECDIS. ECDIS Limited are a truly professional company with all the latest equipment and very good instructors and can thoroughly recommend them for any future courses.

2nd Officer David Chubb, Hanson Aggregates Marine Ltd

BurgessGreat cup cakes!! Excellent equipment, excellent Instructor. I would have no problem recommending this course to others.

Chief Officer Scott Robinson, Burgess Yachts

SwireState of the art facility, good training, helpful Instructors/Trainers and good hospitality.”

Master Ross Trebilcock, Swire

All very relevant to my employment. In-depth subject matter which should give you the tools to make you be a navigator better.”

Chief Officer Colin Van Der Elst

Northern Marine Manning ServicesAn intensive course, I learnt a lot. A excellent training establishment.

Master Anthony Cranmer, Northern Manning Services

BurgessGreat course, informative, facilities are second to none, nice lounge/relaxing area, and one can see a lot of money has been invested.

Master Andrew Lawrence, Burgess Yachts

Far less daunting than I thought it would be – even to the point of being enjoyable, especially the final practical on the simulator. Very good – Thanks

Master Guy Pettingell

BroklynIntensive and detailed course

Captain Anton Becker, Brooklyn Shipping Ltd

BroklynCourse was really helpful, a lot of exercises on a simulation. Trainer well prepared and friendly.

2nd Officer Rafal Lesiak, Brooklyn Shipping Ltd

PolarcusThe training was excellent.

Simon Roberts, Polarcus Nadia

VelaVery good course, well worth the journey

Master Richard Cuthbert, Vela International Marine Ltd

ShellA very well presented course, with knowledgeable and friendly Instructors. I would be happy to recommend ECDIS Ltd to others.

Andrew Elson, Shell International Trading

maerskHelped this “Dinosaur” to at least understand the benefits (and some disadvantages) of system.”

Master Arthur Frost, Maersk

Brazilian NavyVery good time. Increased the nautical learning”

Marcos Roberto Seixas, Brazilian Navy

Brazilian NavyThe course was very important and enjoyable. A great experience

Cesar Ramos Do Nascimento, Brazilian Navy

The course was very important and enjoyable. A great experience”

Chief Officer Bandara Athauda AWMJR

SAGAGreat Facilities. Straight to the point and pertinent info.

Mr Rhys James, Saga Shipping

SAGAExcellent throughout – both the instructor and content.

Mr George Fullick, Saga Shipping

SAGAVery good and enjoyable.

Mr Dion Notman, Saga Shipping

VelaExcellent course! Very useful and covering all aspects from A- Z. Presented in a very professional manner.

Krzystof Otta, Vela international marine Ltd

Red FunnelExcellent facilities and it was clear the Instructor was thoroughly knowledgeable about the subject and equipment he was teaching.

Master Christopher White, Red Funnel

PLATrainer struck a good mix between imparting knowledge theoretically and practically excellent class atmosphere generated. Well done

Dave Harper, Port of London Authority

Northern Marine Manning ServicesExcellent facilities and it was clear the Instructor was thoroughly knowledgeable about the subject and equipment he was teaching.”

Gordon Chase, Northern Manning Services

PLAA pleasant knowledgeable and competent trainer.

Peter Vaughan, Port of London Authority

Norwegian NavyGreat course. Great staff. Great atmosphere. Highly recommended. Very satisfied with the Instructor.

Petter Lunde, Royal Norwegian Naval Academy Navigation Centre

NorbulkThanks for perfect training

Smiliak Oleksandr, Norbulk Shipping

Portsmoutn PilotsAmazing operational knowledge show by lecturer exhibited not just by the lectures and training but of the answers to questions without referring to source.

Pilot Jerry Clarke, Portsmouth Pilots

Portsmoutn PilotsVery good course in a friendly environment.

Captain Vagn Thomsen, Portsmouth Pilots

VelaThe ECDIS course for JRC has been very interesting and has been well organised. Only positive feedback.

Master Stefano Depetris, Vela International Marine Ltd

NorbulkNice training. Thank you very much

Chief Officer Palenov Konstantin, Norbulk Shipping UK

Bernard schulteExcellent course to suit from novice to confident operator level. This will definitely improve my confidence and ability to use ECDIS as a Pilot in Pilotage waters. Lecturer also kept our interest up and livened the atmosphere with antidotes relevant to the course and never did any us get the feeling that we were bored. Excellent presentation skills.

Captain Jaroslaw, Bernhard Schulte

Kuwait Oil CompanyVery very good.

Pilot Adel Alshebly, Kuwait Oil Company

PLAWell run course presented by knowledgeable instructor.

Pilot Simon Downden, Port of London Authority

PLAThe course was delivered in a well thought out, interesting and professional manner that was easy to follow.

Pilot Andrew Grayson, Port of London Authority

PLAExcellent facilities, hands on interactivity helped to reinforce class presentations.

Pilot Nicholas Lee, Port of London Authority

PLAExcellent course. Thoroughly enjoyed. Facilities are great.

Pilot Pankaj Raina, Port of London Authority

Swire1st class facilities. Relaxed atmosphere. Most enjoyable!

Captain Martyn Willis, Swire Pacific Offshore

IMTSGood course. Thank you

1st Officer Sebastien Blancher, IMTS LTD

UK DredgingExcellent course. Well structured very accommodating. I would recommend this course to other mariners. Lecturer excellent hit the right level for the students. Very knowledgeable.

Mr David Pearson, UK Dredging

Port of DoverThe quality of the presentation was very successful in maintaining a good level of interest and attention – no danger of “Death by PowerPoint”!!

Mr Mike Stevenson, Dover Harbour Board

Port of DoverExcellent course to suit from novice to confident operator level. This will definitely improve my confidence and ability to use ECDIS as a Pilot in Pilotage waters. Lecturer also kept our interest up and livened the atmosphere with antidotes relevant to the course and never did any us get the feeling that we were bored. Excellent presentation skills.

 

 

Nick Shearman, Dover Harbour Board

Stena DrillingTraining has been conducted in a very relaxed atmosphere which has lead to good open discussion between class and lecturer.

Mr Paul Hogan, Stena Drilling

Very useful course. Nice time too!

Mr Panagiotis,

Anglo-EasternUseful course that has clarified many points concerning ECDIS.

Captain Martyn Cumpstey, Angalo Eastern Crew Management

maerskGave me a greater awareness of ECDIS. Very professionally held and run course

2nd Officer Conor Deasy, Maersk

maerskA good course.

2nd Officer Calum MacIsaac, Maersk

maerskNice facility and equipment, good course, time passed quickly.

2nd Officer David Dunn, Maersk

IremisVery professional behaviour. I am glad that a Mariner was the trainer in charge. The main reason I took this course was to have a better understanding of the equipment around my fleet, even if it doesn’t apply to my fleet as yet. I will have after this a better view of the options available in the market for our next two new builds.

Master Pedro Franco, Iremis Limited

Ocean RigAn excellent course – very good teaching standards in a comfortable training area.

Anthony Rowe, Ocean Rig Olympia Operations Ghana Ltd

NSCSAOverall a very good and well presented course, structured well, equipment up to date. Lectures presented well, facilities excellent.

Captain David Gammons, NSCSA

MY VertigoVery welcoming and professional set up in an informative and friendly classroom.

Chief officer Daid Bray, Crewz Worldwide - My Vertigo

maerskI will recommend this course to Maersk.

Captain Russell Hibling, Maersk

VelaI found the course to be informative and well presented. I will return to sea with a much better understanding of ECDIS, its advantages and limitations.

Captain John Gillis, Vela Marine International

VelaThank you very much for the: – Well organised course. – Excellent demonstrations and presentations. – Very clean and tidy place.

Chief Officer Hesham Alzahrani, Vela Marine International

Bluewater TrainingI was recommended to use ECDIS Ltd and would pass that recommendation on to others. Thank you for your delegate centred teaching style. All avenues of uncertainties well explained as they came and fully laid to rest. A challenging and enjoyable the course

Mr Tony Browne, Bluewater Yachting

sercoExcellent training facility all round. Staff extremely friendly and helpful. Great refreshments on offer. Instructor made lectures and presentations interesting. Overall I will certainly recommend this place.

Michael Bailey, Serco Marine

Excellent Training Centre. The facilities set up is Top notch. Great classroom, great simulators, most of the manufactures represented. The instructor has a great knowledge on all of them. His knowledge of the ECDIS world is exceptional. Would recommend for any training and for decision making process when fitting ECDIS to a new Bridge fitting.

Michael Bailey

Northern Marine Manning ServicesA relaxed yet professional training environment.

Master Christopher Phillips, Northern Marine Manning Services

Anglo-EasternVery good resources made available. Course Handout, very good

3rd Officer Jessica Michelle Hopley, Anglo Eastern Crew Management

Anglo-EasternDoing the course changed my expectations of what it was going to entail, much more informative, better than I thought.

3rd Officer Philippa Whalley, Anglo Eastern Crew Management

PolarcusGood Facilities.

3rd Officer Eric McIntosh, Polarcus

SSTGFriendly Staff, facilities excellent, Lecturers patience in explaining / demonstration with someone who’s knowledge was sadly lacking.

Master Robert Samson, Safe Shipping Training group Ltd

VelaBy far the best ECDIS course I have been on. Lecturer’s delivery of course was excellent.

Chief Officer Andrew Clarke, Vela Marine

Bernard schulteAs I already used the Kelvin Hughes ECDIS before, this was not so much news for me. I’m very pleased with the organisation and service of the training centre.

2nd Officer Roman Lyubavin, Bernard Schulte

Gulf MarineWell don’t, Keep it up.

Master Petar D Atmadzhov, Gulf Marine Management (Deutschland) GmbH & Co. KG

Gulf MarineVery good. Good teacher.

Master Mario Lazzara, Gulf Marine Management (Deutschland) GmbH & Co. KG

Gulf MarineIt was all nice.

Angel Shekerimov, Gulf Marine Management (Deutschland) GmbH & Co. KG

VelaVery good training with excellent output and learned a lot. All vital information passed to me in an excellent and most professional way.

Master Janusz Kampa,Vela Marine International

I’m fully satisfied with all aspects ECDIS course. All subjects very clearly explained. Fully recommended. Trainer very professional.

Master Krzysztof Zywna, Bernard Schulte Shipmanagement.

Gulmar OffshoreThanks. I learned a lot from the course which will be a big help when I return to sea.

Master Mark Porteous, Gulmar

Red FunnelA very informative course, friendly informative team. The facilities are very good; Course content very good. Areas focused on areas that other courses didn’t focus on covered and useful.

Chief Officer Jodi Le Breton, Red Funnel

maerskGood balance of classroom and practical exercises. Good joining instructions.

Master Andrew Moffatt, Maersk

AhlersI appreciated the training looking for further details or clearer answers when a doubt was existing. The training place is clean and quiet.

Master Gilles Dieu, Ahlers International

CondorferriesHaving Transas on board was a great help for me! All the staff were friendly and very helpful. The course ran at good speed with a good amount of information to take onboard each day.”

2nd Officer Philip Ablett, Condor Ferries

Northern Marine Manning ServicesI started course expecting to be bored stiff. I was very pleasantly surprised and quickly found that I knew a lot less than I thought. A stimulating and educational course which was well presented throughout.

Master Steve W Targett, Northern Marine Management

Red FunnelInitially wondering how a week could be filled with EDCIS. The course covered a great deal of information which was delivered clearly and at a comfortable pace.

Master Christopher White, Red Funnel

HansonVery good course. l enjoyed the course and atmosphere of the trainers and often the students. (And I have eaten too many sweets!!!!) Enjoyed the course and learned a lot.”

Captain Neil McGill, Hanson Aggregates Marine Ltd

MeridianTrainers are very good, they know what they are talking about. I got a lot out of this course, lots of very good hints and tools to make my job easier.

Chief Officer Marek Wysokinski, Meridian Marine Management

Port of JerseyI would recommend this course to all those in need of this training. Instructors were very good putting issues and ideas across.

Capt Pilot Peter Lawrence, Port of Jersey Pilot

mainlogoSo good I now work for the company.

Mr John Ritchie, ECDIS Ltd New member

PLAAn eye opener and must have for any navigator at sea, puts controls back when it comes to e-navigation.

Mr Richard Zijlstra, Port of London Authority Pilots

AdamsVery good, would highly recommend to Ships Company. Thanks.

Mr Marcus Varney, Adams Offshore

EsvagtI will be definitely be recommending this to any of my colleagues and mates. The company will receive my positive review this weekend.

Mr Henrik Schau Zimmermann, Esvagt A/S

PLA[The instructor] has been a superbly competent and helpful tutor who has taken me from fog of ignorance of the equipment, into the light of knowledge and confidence in use. Damned good teacher!

David Morgan, Port of London Authority Pilots

PLAExcellent course and will recommend it to anyone who requires this training.

Mr Cerwyn Phillips, Port of London Authority Pilots

PLAWell constructed absorbing course for regular users and novices alike! FUN

Mr John Piggott, Port of London Authority Pilots

Anglo-EasternA very well organised course, which should really be done by every deck officer prior to working on an ECDIS equipped vessel.”

Mr Abhijeet Ravindra Garde, Anglo Eastern Crew Management

VelaFound very convenient for my present position. Good refresher of my knowledge of JRC ECDIS.

Master Artur Adamski, Vela Marine International

HansonMany thanks for the excellent ECDIS course which I attended between the 18 – 22 June. I would recommend the course and your firm to anyone and came away from the course feeling I can use ECDIS with a much greater confidence. I would also like to thank all the friendly staff there!

Captain J Quayle, Hanson Aggregates Marine Ltd

HansonWell done to all for an enjoyable and informative course, well run and organised.

Captain Bryan Smith, Hanson Aggregates Marine Ltd

Portsmoutn PilotsVery helpful in being able to understand what I am seeking as a pilot on ships.

Pilot Nick Hardesty, Portsmouth Pilots

VelaActually I found very helpful for my job. (Type Specific top-up after Generic 1.27)

Hilario Gutierrez, Vela Marine International

MY Flying FoxExcellent course. Recommend for all, will come back for upgrade. Thank you.

Captain Geordie Nicholson, MY Flying Fox

MY Flying FoxAs Fleet Manager, I will recommend to those that both need to for regulation purposes and those for voluntary purposes to increase awareness.

Captain David Lee, MY Flying Fox

MY Flying FoxVery Good

James Farnborough, MY Flying Fox

MY Flying FoxGood speed to course over 4 days, relaxed learning environment. Comfy chairs, nice sweets.

Chief Officer David Ackerly, MY Flying Fox

VelaVery well presented and delivered course. Thank you.

Captain Martin G Lange, Vela Marine International

VelaI am very grateful for the valuable knowledge acquired.

Hilario Gutierrez, Vela Marine International

sercoThis course and location was recommended to me by a past student and was of a high standard.”

Ian Green, SERCO

It is a great privilege to attend this ECDIS course. I appreciated and enjoyed all the topics to the end!

Solomon Samson Prebor, Escravos Ship Pilot Nigeria Ltd

maerskExcellent all round and learned a lot. Instruction was excellent and gave a lot of time to personal tuition. Excellent.

F P Wight, Maersk

VelaValuable learning curve. In depth and base education more than adequate.

J M Reid, Vela Marine International

Gulf MarineExcellent in explanation

Antonio Simeone, Gulf Marine Management (Deutschland) GmbH & Co. KG

AhlersVery good was preparation this course.

Chief Officer Aleksandr Lobko, Ahlers

AhlersCourse much more better than I pass before.

2nd Officer Marcin Krawczyk, Ahlers

SAGATrainer very knowledgable, well delivered and tailored to student ability. Excellent.

Alasdair Smith, Saga Shipping

CondorferriesAlthough already familiar with TRANSAS, I learnt a lot more. Good teaching and good facilities.

Captain Howard Roberts, Condor Ferries

Brazilian NavyIt was a good course. I am not a navigation officer but with the good instruction I got all information.”

Lieutenant Christiano Barbosa, Marinha Do Brasil (Brazilian Navy

Brazilian NavyIt was a very nice course because the Instructor showed big knowledge and the system is very friendly.

Lieutenant Carlos Brigida, Marinha Do Brasil (Brazilian Navy)

VelaOne of the best courses I have done if not the top. They totally know what they are talking about and great value.

Chief Officer Yasser Hashem, Vela Marine International

mainlogoHighly impressed by the quality of the course and by revealed excellence of ECDIS. I am now bursting to get to grips with the system. Most grateful.

Commander Charles Wylie OBE

Brookes BellThe Course Instructor, clearly has comprehensive knowledge of ECDIS which he is keen to share with his students.

Captain Alistair Roaf, Brookes Bell LLP

PolarcusThe trainer had very extensive knowledge of all ECDIS systems and their experience very effectively.

James Young, Polarcus Nadia

maerskVery friendly, professional and relaxed atmosphere.

James O`Donneli, Maersk

Northern Marine Manning ServicesI think the facility has a lot of potential [new full simulator expansion] and would be interested in returning again.

John Burton, Northern Marine Manning Services Ltd

SAGANice course

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Danielle Cliffen, Saga Shipping

SAGAGood course

. Maybe 2 days for the top up. Some parts very useful.

Daniel Wright, Saga Shipping

Northern Marine Manning ServicesThis would be an excellent facility to send personnel to for their ECDIS training, as they are also currently building a full-mission Bridge simulator (360 degree), which, once integrated to the ECDIS equipment should prove most beneficial for future training. They also provide an outreach training program, sending trainers out to vessels to perform type-specific training to Officers on board vessels, which could be very cost-effective for the type specific training requirement to satisfy MIN 405, ISM and SIRE requirements.

John Leonard, Northern Marine Manning Services Ltd

Stena DrillingI will recommend this course to my company and possibly try and get the instructors out to the vessel for training. The facilities were excellent and the instructor was very diligent and knowledgeable with the course content.

Michael Byrne, Stena Drilling HR Ltd

TKThanks very much. Excellent course and will be pushing for Teekay to develop a strong relationship with ECDIS Ltd for future training, possibly other ECDIS related needs.

Jason Britton, Teekay Marine Management

MeridianAn informative course with excellent emphasis placed on discussion of the limitations and capabilities of ECDIS equipment. A quality course module with good instructor/student interaction.

Christopher Stone, Meridian Marine Management

MeridianCourse was excellent, very clear and informative. A lot of discussion involved and the course runs with you, so you really think about what you are learning.

Simon Brindle, Meridian Marine Management

osiA superb course, slick and professional. You cannot afford to not take this course!

Paul Dingly, OSI Geospacial Inc

VelaStrongly recommend this course to fellow officers. Excellent facilities and lecturer.

Ninaslav Butinovic, Vela Marine International

Briggs MarineWell done great course

James Nisbet, Briggs Marine Contractors Limited

Briggs MarineOver-all a good course. Personally I would have preferred more time [type specific course]. A worthwhile course.

Stephen Mallett, Briggs Marine Contractors Limited

Briggs MarineVery long day but the instructor did very well to cover all subjects in the time available. Excellent course well structured well presented. Instructor should have a pay rise!

Paul Smith, Briggs Marine Contractors Limited

Gulf Marine[4.5 out of 5 star rating] Maybe too many subjects for only one day (tpe specific training)

Jesus Cuervas-mons Zapatero, Gulf Marine Management (Deutschland) GmbH & Co. KG

Gulf Marine[5 out of 5 star rating] Better if (type specific) course takes 2 days.

Jakub Misterski, Gulf Marine Management (Deutschland) GmbH & Co. KG

PLAHave gone away enlightened to certain aspects of the equipment and system.

Capt Alexander Worton, Port of London Authority Pilots

CondorferriesHad to leave course at the end of day 4 due to an emergency, but was able to work late and complete on evening of day 4, so ECDIS Ltd were very accommodating in that respect.

Capt Ben Roper, Condor Ferries

CondorferriesInstructive, enjoyable, even fun at times.

Capt Peter Aldous, Condor Ferries

Port of JerseyI really enjoyed the course which had a good balance of pilots/masters. Excellent facilities and breakout room.

Peter Moore, Port of Jersey Pilot

MeridianI have never attended any course where the atmosphere/environment is so good. 45 Years at sea.

Ken Browne, Meridian Marine Management

North StarEssential course for Officers already certificated and for professional development. Well presented, informative and well equipped.

Martin Baker, North Star Shipping

MeridianEnjoyed the course. Wish I had done it earlier!”

Dermot O`Neill, Meridian Marine Management

MeridianI would recommend this course to anybody looking to do a course.

Geoff Dyson, Meridian Marine Management

V ShipsEnjoyed the course but 4 days was intense.

Stuart Deans, V Ships

MeridianGood course

Hugh McWilliam, Meridian Marine Management

FalmouthCan`t wait to get on a ship and use it for real.

David Pickston, Falmouth Pilots

Bluewater TrainingExcellent course. A very knowledgeable Instructor.

Keith Wilkinson, Bluewater Training

MeridianFriendly and laid back environment, ideal learning experience.

Raberto Garibbo, Meridian Marine Management

Thanks to all. It is not often that you can leave a course at the end of a week with a real sense of having learned a lot. This one certainly leaves me feeling confident in the system, and has explained and answered many of the questions I have built up over the years using equipment without training.

Chris Anderson, Masters Maritime Consultants Ltd.

Gloucester PilotsSome areas could be removed for pilots, e.g. GC Routes

William Payne, Sharpness Pilot

Portsmoutn PilotsThanks ever so! Very great amount of knowledge in a short time made the 2 days [2 day pilot course] very difficult to take in, but a great starter!

Tim Gibson, Portsmouth Pilots

MeridianVery good lecturer. Enthusiastic, energetic and approachable.

Matt Barrington, Meridian Marine Management

V ShipsCourse conducted by very professional personnel well versed in ECDIS equipment and its usage.

Stephen Bradley, V Ships

AhlersDifficult course, but recommended for all Deck Officers.

2/O Domagala Bartosz, Ahlers

AhlersVery smart teacher. Very good in presentations and explaining all details.

Jevgenijs Rohmails, Ahlers

AhlersAll very good, very excellent.

Master Samid Softic, Ahlers

AhlersIt was a very good decision to participate in this ECDIS course.

3/O Zolnowski Boguslaw, Ahlers

SAGAVery good tuition, have learned a lot, recommend course for all Officers.

Pilot Christopher Goddard, Saga Shipping

SAGAComfortable work environment to work in, relaxed and friendly. Excellent buns on Thursday.

Mr David Ellis, Saga Shipping

Red FunnelV.Good facilities.Excellent Instructor.

Mr Paul Collins, Red Funnel

Excellent work environment, comfortable and welcoming, friendly staff. Variable course and very well presented.

Mr Alexander Winterson, Red Funnel

PLAI thought the course was very good and has given me an understanding I can take forward.

Pilot Christopher Wheeler, Port of London Authority Pilots

PLAResult – Happy to use the ECDIS, no longer afraid of it.

Pilot Laurence Nelson, Port of London Authority Pilots

PLAEnjoyable, educational and practical course. Thank you.

Pilot Gordon Coates, Port of London Authority Pilots

Red FunnelEnjoyed course and found it very informative.

Chief Officer David Warmington, Red Funnel

Red FunnelLoved it!

Chief Officer Anthony Houghton, Red Funnel

Red FunnelI would like to get more time or chance to formalities the exercises.

Chief Officer Yahya Ally Kiomone, Red Funnel

MeridianVery good informative course, excellent tutor with very good knowledge of system, change machines from Tranas!

Master Carl Barnes, Meridian Marine Management

MeridianAn excellent course, good instructors, good facilities. A positive learning experience.

Master David Gouldsmith, Meridian Marine Management

MeridianOur lecturer has an excellent understanding of the ECDIS requirements versus the Mariner (most important).

Master Bernard Hudson, Meridian Marine Management

maerskAll staff very helpful and willing to help with all aspects of the course and other details. This course would be very helpful and useful for all MAERSK Sea Staff and probably the Nautical Superintendent from Copenhagen involved with purchasing.

Chief Officer Richard Hodgson, Maersk

Red FunnelGreat facility, nice nibbles and refreshments. Excellent all round. Do the BRM courses and we will come here every year! I have gained a lot of through knowledge regarding ECDIS and integrated systems.

Orrey Crews, Red Funnel

Kuwait Oil CompanyThe presentation is excellent. Really is excellent. Thanks.

Master Abdullah AH Alqallaf, Pilot, Kuwait Oil Company

Red FunnelExcellent course, well taught and detailed in a relaxed and friendly environment. Learnt useful information on ECDIS, now know the full potential of equipment we have carried for many years aboard.

Nicola George, Red Funnel

Red FunnelThanks to the instructor, who motivated and encouraged us throughout the week, knowing the wonderful technology I am very happy to have been part of this course. Wonderful well of knowledge exchanged and shared in a playful and fun manner. The instructor is an excellent teacher.

Tudor Burris, Red Funnel

Global Marine ServicesI am the first person from GMSL to attend and will recommend to Fleet Training that we use ECDIS Ltd.

2nd Mate Timothy Bould, Global Marine Systems

SealionNot only did I learn a great deal, I am enthusiastic about getting on to our own system on board and learning more.

2nd Mate Robert Newton, Sea Lion Shipping

Met OfficeVery much like the professional approach to classroom facilities. It was good to sit on comfortable chairs.

Master Lalinda Namalarachchi, MET Office

P&O FerriesFrom an ECDIS novice I now feel confident in its operation onboard. One of the most valuable courses I have attended.

Denis Rowan, February 2012

P&O FerriesExcellent course, very enthusiastic instructor and passing on the info was done very well.

Basil Murphy, P&O Ferries

Red FunnelA very good course given by a well informed and highly competent instructor.

Ian Drummond, Red Funnel

Red FunnelOne of the best trainers I had.

Muhammand Raza, Red Funnel

Very professional. Trainer excellent.

James Duggan

Will definitely recommend the course to other yacht crew. Mark was excellent and I appreciated his honest opinions with regard to equipment and use in the real world. Course better than expected.

Paul Taylor

A enjoyable week held by a knowledgeable guy!

Tom Atkinson

CondorferriesExcellent. Can you do BCFM courses as well please? We should have done them here!! Thank you for an interesting week.

Master Ian Perry, Condor Ferries

PLAThank you I have learnt something. Instructor was 10/10.

Captain Chris Young, Port of London Authority Pilots

PLADefinitely will feel more comfortable when seeing ECDIS on ships now. Knowledge prior to course was very poor.

Captain Roderick Owen, Port of London Authority Pilots

Red FunnelProfessional and well thought out course delivery, excellent facilities all delivered in a friendly and relaxed environment.

David Booker, Red Funnel

PLAFound the course very hard and interesting and of much value.

Captain Simon N Malins, Port of London Authority Pilots

Well worth coming here!! Enjoyed my time! People involve were great! Friendly, helpful, had a good sense of humour and easy to relate to. I walk away with more confidence!!!

Clive Peinke

Red FunnelVery good. The trainer, explaining to subject very well managed to input information in a useful friendly way in a short time. Kept attention and focused on subject in very informative way. Easy to understand.

Brian Midgley, Red Funnel

Red FunnelAn excellent and well presented course and highly recommended for Ecdis Training, clear and precise.

Trevor Faithfull, Red Funnel

PLAI would recommend this course and most especially the staff.

Dudley Curtis, Port of London Authority Pilots

PLAI thought the course was very good and will help me in my job as a pilot. I was glad I came.

Captain Chris Garner, Port of London Authority Pilots

CondorferriesBest course, ever

Master Peter Falla, Condor Ferries

CondorferriesThe course was presented in a highly professional and engaging manner. Any questions were either answered immediately, or after further research, nothing was ignored. Thank you for a very enjoyable course.

Capt Simon Bagshaw, Condor Ferries

CondorferriesArrived unsure as how the course could run for 5 days for the TV that is always in alarm. Could have happily spent 10 days on course. Very worthwhile course.

Capt Steve Ainscow, Condor Ferries

Bernard schulteIt was a pleasure to finally meet trainers fully open for discussion, which was absolutely the best part of the course, keeping in mind that the knowledge of the trainer was astonishing!

Master Ivo Joncic, Bernhard Schulte Ship Management (Singapore)

PLAToo short (time) to cover a large subject. The instructor did very well. Well done and best luck in the future.

Captain Hassan A Syed, Port of London Authority Pilots

PLACourse intensive, informative and very well structured as a candidate made to feel comfortable and welcoming. Trainer very accommodating and friendly. Thoroughly recommendable. Best course attended to date.

Malcolm Blease, Port of London Authority Pilots

PLAWould happily stay for longer. Thoroughly recommend.

Alan Chamberlain, Port of London Authority Pilots

ExpedoValuable Training, completely relevant to new instillation of equipment onboard fleet vessels.

Ian Davis, Expedo

maerskMore than satisfactory when it comes to educational experience. Good accommodation, convenient location.

Marek Ginter, Maersk

maerskCongratulations to the instructor for everything.

Andrei Chebac, Maersk

Red FunnelVery experienced and astute trainer. A successful outcome.

David Willoughby, Red Funnel

Red FunnelA very well presented course, friendly and informative instruction. Will recommend.

Russell Hodgson, Red Funnel

Red FunnelVery intensive but well presented and extremely well explained course.

Robert Raybould, Red Funnel

SAGAFriendly and approachable staff provide a relaxed learning environment. A challenging but rewarding course covering all aspects thoroughly over a number of operating systems. A wonderful course, thoroughly recommended.

Chris Glendinning, Saga Shipping

Northern Marine Manning ServicesOne of the best training facilities I have been to. Would recommend ECDIS Ltd as variety of equipment and course facilities and value for money.

Captain Ian Foster, Northern Marine Manning Services Ltd

Red FunnelOverall demanding but enjoyable 4 days.

Captain Stephen Poole, Red Funnel

Red FunnelVery impressed overall. Another facility I attended was very slack. Here I was given more detail than I expected. Will be recommending ECDIS Limited to other shipping companies.

David Daniell, Red Funnel

MeridianGood course. Great equipment. Would recommend to any other person willing to attend ECDIS training.

Helmuts Savickis, Meridian Marine Management

Red FunnelIt was an excellent course. It gave me lots of knowledge in operating ECDIS.

Suresh Mason, Red Funnel

Red FunnelThank you for your help during the course. I will find this very useful.

Stuart Tan, Red Funnel

Red FunnelAn excellent course that covered all areas thoroughly. The trainer was excellent and remained very professional throughout.

Paul Hallas, Red Funnel

AhlersVery interesting course. Worthy and especially helpful. Perfectly given by the instructor.

Rexho Julius, Ahlers

AhlersCourse was quite hard, lot of information. I`m happy about the course. General course was very good. I have learnt a lot. Very nice equipment and the trainer with big knowledge.

Paczkowski Marcin, Ahlers

AhlersDifficult training but learnt a lot. Quality training and I would recommend to everybody.

Jurica Jelovcic, Ahlers

AhlersThe trainer was really experienced. Knows answers on any possible questions. Good training, people did not sleep!

Vitaly Fateev,

AhlersIn general very helpful training, especially for someone never used ECDIS before. However, should be a bit longer to provide sufficient time to analyse the subject deeper.

Buchelt Przemyslaw, Ahlers

MeridianFull on course. Very good training. Looking forward to getting rid of paper charts.

Gary Edwards, Meridian Marine Management

MeridianAn excellent course, well presented by enthusiastic and professional trainers.

Scott Ritchie, Meridian Marine Management

PLAVery well delivered course in excellent surroundings and with up to date equipment. Highly recommend. Thank you.

Mark Skerry, Port of London Authority Pilots

PLAThe instructor delivered the course well, and the presentation was excellent. He managed to keep my attention even through the dull bits.

Stephen Clark, Port of London Authority Pilots

PLAA week is not really long enough! Having realised the depth of the subject I would have liked more time to practice the practical aspects on the ECDIS displays. Lecturer clearly highly conversant with his subject and able to teach the subject in an informative manner which held the attention of a `dinosaur` throughout the week.

Roger Tappenden, Port of London Authority Pilots

PLAI never used an ECDIS in the past. After this course I am confident to use and rely on navigation information from ECDIS.

Giorgio Piromalli, Port of London Authority Pilots

A lot of information covered in a relatively short period of time (5 days) for an advanced system. Good trainer.

Jonathan Harlow, MY Stargate

Excellent course and very worthwhile.

Captain Greg Butler-Davis, MY Panthalassa

A very good informative course presented very well by an experienced instructor. A lot of information to digest but will be very helpful when and if ECDIS is used on my next yacht.

Captain Mark Millward, MY Blue Attraction

Red FunnelReally enjoyed the course, learnt a lot. Thanks to the instructor for excellent course.

Simon McClintock, Red Funnel

Kuwait Oil CompanyAll was more than excellent.

Hameed Qurban, Pilot, Kuwait Oil Company

CondorferriesTougher than I expected, I’ve learned a lot!

Leanna Welsh, Condor Ferries

CondorferriesThought provoking course that raised more questions, which is good. Left me feeling happier to experiment with our equipment onboard and thereby consolidate the use of that equipment as an increasingly vital piece of nav equipment.

Captain Peter Grounds, Condor Ferries

CondorferriesGood facilities and location in relation to amenities. 5 days was an ideal time frame to conduct the course.

Paul Stokes, Condor Ferries

CondorferriesMost impressive and useful course. Good venue. Instructors were pleasant and able to get the best out of the whole course.

Captain S E Richard-Dit-Leschery, Condor Ferries

CondorferriesWell trained and helpful staff. Informative and friendly atmosphere.

Stewart Williams, Condor Ferries

CondorferriesVery good informative course. I learned a lot.

Tim Johnson, Condor Ferries

CondorferriesExcellent course and I feel vital for any person involved in using or auditing ECDIS systems.

Kevin Simmons, Condor Ferries

MeridianA high quality course worthy of the time invested. It highlighted the good and bad of ECDIS. All bases are covered.

G Strangwood, Meridian Marine Management

SY AnastasiaAll very good. Thank you.

Graeme Thompson, S/Y Anastasia

Gloucester HarbourAn excellent course. Well presented and extremely thorough. Probably one of the more `demanding` courses I have attended.

Carl Merry, Gloucester Harbour Trustees

Very Good training in a convivial environment. Better value for money than (a maritime college mentioned). Knowledge imparted by trainer in time frame was outstanding.

David Allen, Lighthouse Maritime

Would recommend this course for all at sea! It would certainly help the yachting fraternity to better understand the regulations and have due respect for the benefits of such a course. Well done!

Captain J Adeline, M/Y G Force

VelaSuperb course and instructor. Many thanks, we will continue training of our officers with ECDIS Ltd.

Valeriy Baranov, Vela Marine International

GreenpeaceNice teacher, nice course. We had lots of fun and learnt lots.

F Rouio, Greenpeace International

VelaTraining conducted by trainers with intimate knowledge of system. Training aids excellent.

Paul Armitage, Vela Marine International

Trinity HouseI would recommend this course to my colleagues at DSCP Ltd and all Trinity House Deep Sea Pilots. A good mix of the technical and practical which has given me the tools to enable me to go onboard the next ECDIS equipped ship and obtain the information I require.

Captain N Doyle, Trinity House Deep Sea Pilot

SY AnastasiaI will recommend ECDIS Ltd to any one in my industry. Very Good.

Tyson Marrs, S/Y Anastasia

VelaExcellent course, giving a lot of very practical information. Really enjoyed doing this course.

Captain P Saklawski, Vela Marine International

Clyde & CoAn excellent opportunity to learn about the technical developments with practical exercises. The trainers knowledge was first class. I left the sea in 1985 but continue to work in the industry. As a casualty investigator it was essential to know ECDIS and get to use the equipment.

Martin Haines, Clyde and Co

MeridianA well structured course, easily adapted to whatever level of experience you are at. Demystifies the black art comfortably.

Captain V Patrick, Meridian Marine Management

MeridianTraining performed in a very professional way. Very good equipment, good facilities, very professional staff. Training will have direct impact on the job on the vessel. Fully recommend this training to all deck officers in the company.

A Sobiecki, Meridian Marine Management

Bernard schulteHigh quality level given in every respect.

Captain M Brajal, Bernhard Schulte Ship Management (Singapore)

PLAGood course, Good teaching style.

Jean Buckpitt, Port of London Authority Pilots

PLAThe instruction technique is very good, making the course interesting and enjoyable. Very good course, I can now use ECDIS with confidence.

Bernardo Obando, Port of London Authority Pilots

PLAExcellent course, very intensive but well executed and presented. Equipment was user friendly and exercises clear to follow. Presentation and delivery was clear, friendly and a good mix of classroom theory and practicals. Level of knowledge gained in a week from a zero start in phenomenal. Enjoyable course.

Phil Shayler, Port of London Authority Pilots

MeridianGood course. Not scared of ECDIS anymore. Well worth coming.

Simon Parvin, Meridian Marine Management

V ShipsVery Good. Much less boring than I thought.

John Moulds, V Ships

MeridianThe knowledge gained on this course will prove vital in meeting future navigational and technical challenges.

Captain J Webster, Meridian Marine Management

PolarcusReally good course, refreshing being on a course with experienced and knowledgeable instructors. Instructors obviously know what they are talking about and enjoy what they do. Five days sounds a lot but you do learn a lot which will definitely be used in your career.

Stef Smith, Polarcus Nadia

MeridianAn excellent course. Timetable was good with just the right mix of theory and practical. Very good value for money. I would recommend ECDIS Ltd to anybody who is taking the course.

Stewart Bell, Meridian Marine Management

SAGAA good mix of theory and practical training. I found it very informative. Useful on board.

Richard Blundell, Saga Shipping

SAGAFound the course informative and very relevant, found many things within the course that I didn’t know and are fairly basic and important. The course was structured well and unbiased showing both the flaws and Pros of each ECDIS system. I would thoroughly recommend the course.

David Shaw, Saga Shipping

SAGAReally good, I recommend it to anyone.

Joe Taylor, Saga Shipping

SwireThe course was delivered in a very professional manner which made the difficult course content easy to understand. The trainers were very well prepared and were able to deliver the course very efficiently. I would recommend ECDIS Ltd without hesitation.

Stephen Tindale, Swire Pacific Offshore

MeridianPerfect course for any Deck Officer, lots of information from the trainer. Equipment/Simulator is excellent. I will recommend for my friends/officers to go as quickly as possible.

Krzysztof Sikorski, Meridian Marine Management

GreenpeaceA very good experience, soundly conducted by the trainer.

Emili Trasmonte, Greenpeace International

SAGAObjectives outlined and subsequently met through development of basic knowledge and principles in order to give confidence with our ECDIS resources onboard.

James Lindley, Saga Shipping

MeridianExcellent course, well instructed, properly thought out and structured to ensure adequate theory given prior to exercises, then meaningful practical exercises to build on theory and develop confidence in equipment. Arrived on day one a paper man and leave believing in ECDIS and confident in using ECDIS. Course pitched at ideal level to develop everyone to a good level of confidence. Most beneficial course for a long time.

Matthew Lynch, Meridian Marine Management

whitakers tankersExcellent course designed for the job. Would recommend this to going to a short college based course. I would advise coming on this course as there is a lot of people out there who think the ECS on their bridge is an ECDIS.

James Harris, Whitakers

whitakers tankersExcellent 5 days – thank you. Happy to use ECDIS now. A 5 day course is essential training, very important.

Alec Ambury, Whitakers

ExpedoA very good course. Well presented in an informal atmosphere. An excellent learning tool.

Ian Odd, Expedo

MeridianThe course was taught perfectly by the instructor, at the beginning he asked each of us our goals, and he helped each and every one of us achieve them. He kept it interesting and was able to answer all questions. I would highly recommend the course if it is taught by someone like the instructors at ECDIS Ltd.

Christopher Land, Meridian Marine Management

ExpedoWell organised and professionally presented with good knowledge skills of the presenter. Very happy to participate and learn from this course.

Jitender K Seth, Expedo

SolemarI have been using ECDIS for the last two years. This course and the way it’s been taught has made me realise how much I didn’t know. I now feel much more confident in my abilities and I have more desire to add to these abilities and get stronger with practice on the system. I find it hard to believe that other schools offer this course in 3 days – there is a lot of information to be covered in such a short time.

I will highly recommend this course to anyone looking to learn about ECDIS. The staff are fantastic; very friendly, a wealth of knowledge and able to answer every question.

2nd Officer Todd Herman, MY Solemar

nautical-instituteThis course demonstrates the value of using the full 5 days (40 hours) recommended by the IMO. The amount of information to be absorbed is planned in logical sequence making it easier for the student to understand ECDIS use.

Captain Harry Gale FNI, Nautical Institute

SolemarEquipment used and demonstrated benefited, as the same as what is carried onboard.

Captain Nicholas Doyle, MY Solemar,

MeridianVery helpful trainers and would be more than happy to work with them again. Good facilities (tea, coffee, spring water, sweets, etc).

Tomasz Czarniecki, Meridian Marine Management

frasher yachtsI was surprised at both the thoroughness and detail of the course. Impossible to achieve on a 3 day course. Worthwhile with helpful and enthusiastic tutors who know their subject.

Charles Ashby, Fraser Yacht Management

MeridianCourse was very well-prepared and trainers were very helpful. I’m glad that I have done the course; we don’t have ECDIS on my vessel but now I’m not afraid of joining vessels equipped with it.

Zbigniew Stypuła, Meridian Marine Management

SAGAA comprehensive and thought-out course on the use of Transas ECDIS equipment.

Adrian Whiting, Saga Shipping

GreenpeaceI liked the tests in between. Also a good balance between information and practical.” I liked the tests in between. Also a good balance between information and practical.

Hettie Geenen, Greenpeace International

Greenpeace[The instructor] is an excellent presenter with a very thorough knowledge of the ECDIS and all training materials.

Danielle McCarthy, Greenpeace International

SY AnastasiaTraining was very informative – emphasises the need to understand your equipment and its abilities. Very good course – will recommend it to the next person.

Chief Officer Philip Carter, S/Y Anastasia

SY AnastasiaWell-structured, informative course. I now feel more confident in the use of ECDIS and the information which I have learnt will be of great help to me on the bridge.

2nd Officer Ryan Lee, S/Y Anastasia

SAGADelivered professionally and very informative. Practical aspects are very highly recommended. An asset to any organisation’s training development needs.

Liz Donnelly, Saga Shipping

SAGAThe IMO 1.27 model course was excellent. Although I had experience with the equipment previously, I still found it extremely beneficial.

2nd Officer Martin Gowlett, Saga Shipping

SAGAA well prepared trainer. Course content was great. I felt that I have benefited from the course.

3rd Officer Robin Weary, Saga Shipping

SAGAI think the course was excellent and I would like to see all officers do this course regardless of what ECDIS training they have done before.

Grant Laversuch, Saga Shipping

I have been given an excellent insight into ECDIS, which as a pilot I am sure will prove invaluable. I now know the dangers that may be lurking in a ship’s equipment which I am piloting.

Will Mitchell, Fowey Pilots Association

MeridianCourse was good and trainer was very knowledgeable. Nice clean location with good equipment. I learnt a lot whilst here and enjoyed the time spent on this course.

Robert Filbrandt, Meridian Marine Management

MY VertigoAn excellent course that challenged myself and my team. Not only do I feel that we gained a huge amount of knowledge on our ECDIS but it also was a very valuable exercise in getting the team back into the safe navigation mindset prior to sailing in a few weeks. It was perfect that the course was taught by an experienced ECDIS officer who has sailed with the systems for many years. This is the exact training you need if you want learn about ECDIS, and I would recommend their training even if you have already completed an ECDIS course.

Michael DeKock, Captain S/Y Vertigo

MY VertigoI spoke briefly to ECDIS Ltd on the phone, and a few emails later the instructor was booked to fly to the boat in New Zealand. We received both STCW and type specific certificates on board, in one go, allowing us to `go digital`. The course was tough, but very enjoyable. Booking the training was painless, simple and very good value for money. I would strongly recommend booking their mobile STCW and Type specific courses to train your team properly.

Lee Stevenson, Chief Officer, S/Y Vertigo

LD LinesAn excellent course, well prepared and presented with all expected facilities.

Captain Tony Shopland, LD Lines

LD LinesA very pleasant 5 days; very informative and enjoyable course. Many thanks to ECDIS Ltd!

Chief Officer Bernard Richardson, LD Lines

PLAVery well presented course. I now feel a lot more confident with ECDIS preparation and operation.

John Payne, Port of London Authority Pilots

PLAVery good course and professionally presented.

Michele Pulizzi, Port of London Authority Pilots

The pilot MagazineA very comprehensive course which has given me the confidence to use shipboard ECDIS more.

John Clandillon-Baker FNI, Editor, The Pilot Magazine

STETThank you for the knowledge sharing and pointers! Definitely learnt new knowledge via this course.

Chee Kok Keong, ST Education and Training Pte Ltd

ST ElectronicsIn-depth understanding and picture of ECDIS, functionality and tools.

Pun Choon Choy, Senior Training Consultant

ST ElectronicsI enjoyed going through the course and it gave me insights into new methods of ECDIS training and I can use some of the information and techniques in my training materials.

Commodore Sreevihar Pradeep, Principal Training Consultant

Singapore NavyVery informative. The duration of the course (advanced QC ECDIS) was quite short as there is too much information to cover within two days.

Ong Kok Tiong, Republic of Singapore Navy

STETThe instructor gave me plenty of food for thoughts and answered all my questions, using his extensive project management experience on WECDIS within the Navy.

Hia Check Phong, STET

MPA Singapore(I was) able to learn what other capabilities (there are) of ECDIS. New capabilities which presently our office ECDIS/ECS does not have.

Goh Siew Ngoh Jenny, Maritime Port Authority, Singapore

MeridianExcellent tutor. Very intensive course but also interesting and fulfilling.

Chief Officer Nick Riches, Meridian Marine Management

Hoegh_LNG-pos-sentrVery good course, instructor and facility.

Captain Jan E Christoffersen, Höegh LNG

Turkish NavyThe instructors style of teaching, especially given his sufficient practical time (on the equipment), was unique. His patience and desire for helping the attendees were admirable

Lieutenant Junior Grade Omer Guhadaroglu, Turkish Navy

PLAPace, content and delivery of the course were excellent. I came away a much broader knowledge of ECDIS.

Jeff Miles, Port of London Authority Pilots

PLAVery good. Informative and improved my knowledge.

Hywel Pugh, Port of London Authority Pilots

ECCThis has been a valuable course for me in the sense of seeing the world of ECDIS and ENCs from a different angle than my everyday approach to the PRIMAR RENC does.

Svein Skjaeveland, Electronic Chart Centre AS

meridian_marineCourse was good with all relevant information and legal aspects clearly passed.

2nd Officer Bartlomiej Serocki, Meridian Marine Management

Good course; happy to recommend it. Actually enjoyed it and learnt some valuable tools.

1st Officer Jody Roderick, Editallied Ltd

Would use the course for training our would-be watch officers. Very satisfied and good value.

John Appleby, DPA, Editallied Ltd

C-Mar GroupA demanding but enjoyable course overall. No problem in recommending ECDIS Ltd.

Joe Collins, C-Mar Consultants

Bluewater TrainingProfessional, informative and fun – excellent!

James Clarke, Bluewater Training

GreenpeaceVery worthwhile course. Seeing that the future will be e-navigation, I highly recommend that all navigation officers take this course and not be left behind. The equipment is only as good as the (trained) operators

Chief Mate Paul Ruzycki, Greenpeace International

GreenpeaceHaving never used electronic charts (let alone ECDIS) I am bowled over by how ingenious ECDIS is. A great training led by Mike, who seemed genuinely excited about the product.

Captain Mike Fincken, Greenpeace International

Shetland Island CouncilA quite in-depth course from the start, the course was delivered well by the lecturer who was very patient with the less able candidates on the course. One of the better courses I’ve attended during my career.

George White, Shetland Islands Council

Good course, good value for money.

Stefan Naca

The five day, forty hour, generic ECDIS Course, run by ECDIS Ltd, was world class. I came away having a strong understanding of the goals as laid down by the IMO 1.27 model, professionally packaged and delivered by the team at ECDIS Ltd. In a maritime world of ever strengthening regulations this course will set you up with the perfect tools to navigate confidently and safely on a ECDIS system.

Bradley Tong

Shetland Island CouncilMore important and more relevant than most of the navigation lectures in Chief Mate Unlimited Course I recently completed.

Steven A Gardiner, Tugmaster, Shetland Islands Council

Pac Marine Services I would certainly recommend this course to anyone who wants the best possible training and instruction in ECDIS.

Captain W G Dickinson, PacMarine Services

VelaA very informative, instructive course and very well run. The [Southampton] facility is well-equipped and well-located for good transport links. Would recommend that anyone requiring ECDIS training consider this facility.

Captain Paul Armitage, Vela Marine International

Shetland Island CouncilVery informative course and very well presented. Could be doing with another day or two as there is a huge amount of information to take in. Definitely know a lot more now than I did 4 days ago.

Francis Fraser, Shetland Islands Council

Shetland Island CouncilI have sailed with ECDIS on previous vessels but I didn’t fully understand the system or use it to its potential. This course made me feel at home with the system and looking forward to passage planning with ECDIS in future.

Murdanie Macleod, Shetland Islands Council

Shetland Island CouncilThe course was very worthwhile and I will recommend it.

Wilbert Shearer, Master, Shetland Islands Council

Kuwait Oil CompanyThe course was excellent and very beneficial for me.

Jalal Ali Alsulaiti Pilot, Kuwait Oil Company

Shetland Island CouncilI found the course very informative, although a very steep learning curve. The lecturer was patient and kept up the pace.

Andrew Stout Tugmaster, Shetland Islands Council

Blue Ocean Yacht ManagementVery good indeed. Excellent course that I will strongly recommend.

Captain Richard Bridge Blue Ocean Yacht Management

Very good, interesting course. Subject matter is well-covered in an interesting manner.Vela

Captain Brian Hingley Vela Marine International

The presentation you gave me on ECDIS care was very helpful. I learned a great deal and plan to follow your suggestions. The practical sessions you designed made me feel far more comfortable whilst giving me a warm feeling towards the system. I look forward to putting it all into practice. There is a definite need among sailors to become better informed on this topic. Mark gave a very effective, thought provoking presentation on the challenges faced by the modern navigator.

Chief Officer Jim Howard

UK DredgingDynamic and interesting throughout.

James Howard UK Dredging (ABP)

shetland Maritime LtdA colleague of mine has been conducting a generic course at another institution this week, at the same time as I have been undergoing instruction with ECDIS Ltd. In contrast to the ECDIS Ltd course, his lasted only three days and was taught on normal PCs using a legacy software version. Having been an instructor of different technologies in the past, I am sympathetic with the perceived requirement to ‘cram’ course content, but I would not have been half as confident operating these systems at sea after a three day course, as I am now.  It was a well structured course; very professionally presented with the latest of equipment.

Captain Zander Simpson Shetland Maritime Ltd

UK DredgingThanks for your efforts on the course. You have a great depth of knowledge on the subject, it was expertly delivered at a level accessible for all.

John Tindall Marine Superintendent UK Dredging (ABP)

Brazilian NavyThe ECDIS Ltd 5 day course gave us a good knowledge about the system.  Despite of a class ranging form submariners to engineers, everyone ended the week with confidence in the system and its capabilities.  The fact that the teacher was a former Royal Navy Officer helped us to understand and to ring the systems features to our reality.

Lieutenant Commander André Moraes Barros Marinha Do Brasil (Brazilian Navy)

VikingThe course was taught by easy to relate to guys that have sailed with ECDIS at sea.

2nd Officer Dean Stores Viking Recruitment

FarstadVery professional presentations and good facilities.  The lecturer has relevant experience in subject matter from a practical view point and five days was absolutely necessary [for the course content].

2nd Officer Shane Heverin Farstad Shipping

SHKWe found the 5 day course very useful and well structured and with qualified instructors. It was also interesting and fruitful to discuss, the pros and cons and different safety issues of ECDIS-systems, with the instructors.

Captain Ylva Bexell and Captain Magnus Hammarqvist SHK Accident Investigation Board

lockheed martinThe ECDIS Ltd instructor is here wrapping up a class at Lockheed Martin in Manassas, Va. I just wanted to drop you a note thanking you for the fine educational experience he provided for our diverse group of international students. The instructor communicated the subject very clearly and concisely for this ‘English as a 2nd language’ student body. He was well prepared, on time, and always bright and chipper. We are very pleased.

Tom Waters Lead for Undersea Training Lockheed Martin

Singapore NavyBesides the excellent infrastructure and first-class set up, what impressed me most was the professionalism of the staff.  In addition to the deep expertise and experience that one can only get from years of practical experience, their openness to share was a refreshing difference from many of the commercial ECDIS courses available.

Lieutenant Commander Terence Ho Republic of Singapore Navy

The lessons learnt on this course have given me not only an insight into the operation of ECDIS equipment, but also a recognition of the legal aspects of the transitions from traditional paper chart-based navigation into the e-navigation era. This is an important aspect of the training and I strongly recommend that Captains and senior officers partake of the 5-day course to enhance their management skills.

Captain Michael Watson

newman gilesThe course content was excellent and very well delivered. Having arrived on the Monday morning with next to no knowledge of ECDIS, I left on Friday with confidence in the system, a good knowledge of how it may be used safely and possibly as importantly, of how it may be misused.

Captain Nic Paines Newman, Giles & Co Ltd, UK

The course content and structure was well-balanced between lectures and practical exercises on ECDIS equipment. The initial step-by-step guide to operating the equipment was easy to follow and understand, therefore the learning gained was easy to remember and apply in later more advanced exercises. I recommend this course; it is well-organised and planned, and gives the student confidence in using this new equipment in the correct way, without neglecting the basic principles of navigating and keeping a proper lookout. This was best demonstrated in the final exercise on the integrated bridge simulator.

Chief Officer Alan Mitchell

South African NavyThe instructors were very knowledgeable on the subject and the programme.  It was very helpful having an (ex) Naval Navigator present as he knew exactly what was expected of us.  The fact that he was also an ex Royal Navy (RN) member of Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST) gave us the added perspective of training and evaluating.  The instructors were also friendly and approachable.  I would definitely recommend getting them again in the future for training and/or re-training.

Lieutenant H Novoa South African Navy

Singapore NsvyGood course: widened my perspective of ECDIS usage and how to ensure compliance with standards.

Major Chan Yoke Mun Republic of Singapore Navy

FarstadI found the course to be extremely helpful and productive.  It provides the mariner with confidence before joining an ECDIS-fitted vessel.  The lecturer’s knowledge of the subject is of a very high standard.

Dafydd Williams Farstad Shipping

FarstadVery good trainer, professional presentations and handouts.

Nicholas Colbourn Farstad Shipping

UK DredgingI leave the course well trained on the use of ECDIS and feel well prepared to take what I have learned and using it on systems on my ship.

Gregory Squirrell UK Dredging (ABP)

I found the course lecturer very well-informed, very attentive to my questions and very polite.  This was an interesting and useful course to attend.

Captain Russell Hulme Ventura Petroserv SA

UK DredgingThe course was relevant and interesting throughout.  This intense course covers a lot of ground with no repetition.  I walk away with a good understanding of the fundamentals of ECDIS and feel well prepared to tackle the digital age of charts and navigation of the future.

Update: ECDIS training is paying off as I doubt I would have been able to handle the particular ECDIS units [that we have onboard] if I had not completed your course. They are not particularly user friendly, so it has been vital that I already know what I am looking for, or looking to do, even if I am not particularly sure how to do it on these machines.

Martin Collins UK Dredging (ABP)

logo_wallemThis was a 5 day course. I do not see how this course could possibly be completed in 3 days. After completing the 5 day course, I shall go away looking to learn even more about ECDIS and to gain even more experience. After over 30 years at sea, I have attended many courses. This course is one which has extended my knowledge and made me keen to use ECDIS and to learn more.

Captain R L Dewick Wallem GmbH & Co. KG

VelaI found this course comprehensive. The trainer was very knowledgeable and well prepared. Facilities and equipment were good. I will strongly recommend it to people who wish to do this course.

Chief Officer Mustafa Farooq Rana Vela Marine International

Tinidad and Tobago CoastguardECDIS Limited (Fareham, UK) offers a five-day ECDIS Course, approved by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) as meeting the requirements of the STCW ’95 Regulations, and accredited by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) of the United Kingdom. As an ‘old-school’ navigator I’ve always been sceptical about the use of electronic navigation aids, opting to view them as simply reference tools.  The hassle of interpolating numbers, which gave no visual representation as to where the vessel was actually located, also made the task quite mundane.  And while impressed with the more recent and user-friendly Electronic Chart Systems, I still found them to be limiting in capability.

Having recently completed ECDIS Limited’s ECDIS Course I have adopted a different perspective and believe that ECDIS has the potential to provide suitable situational awareness, coupled with its other functionalities to assist in navigational safety and collision avoidance. ECDIS Limited’s ECDIS Course covers the legal aspects pertinent to the use of ECDIS for navigation; the different types of Charts and Electronic Chart Systems; and the data available from the system.  The majority of the program however is dedicated to practical exercises, ensuring that a proper understanding of the system’s capabilities is achieved.  Pleasant and knowledgeable course facilitators, ample and modern workstations, in comfortable surroundings allow for individualized, relevant training, in a relaxed environment.

Ultimately, I am sold on the capability of ECDIS.  And although I am in no way promoting over-reliance on ECDIS, and will still consider visual pilotage as the primary mode when maintaining a navigational watch, the capacity of ECDIS cannot be discounted.

Commander Hiram A Mohammed Trinidad & Tobago Coast Guard

Bernard schulte

The course content and the knowledge of the presenters is second to none. I spent 30 years at sea, 13 years as Master, but never sailed with ECDIS thus was somewhat wary of the claims made in the introduction as the benefits of ECDIS.  However any doubts were quickly dispelled as the course progressed. The knowledge and understanding of ECDIS that I have gained and the assurance that ECDIS Ltd are on the end of a phone line should I have any questions makes me confident that I will be able to provide assistance on ECDIS matters to Masters of our managed vessels.

Captain Norman Stevens Bernhard Schulte Ship Management

logo_maropsThe course was delivered in an engaging and professional manner by a knowledgeable and experienced trainer. I was impressed by the sensible mix of presentations, practical exercises and exams that emphasised the subject matter and were challenging. I particularly liked the fact that the instructor promoted the use of traditional navigational methods to enhance the value of an ECDIS system.  It not only allowed me to utilise existing skills and transfer them to a digital system, but I now feel confident of using ECDIS to safely navigate when GPS is unavailable.  I feel that I got the most out of the ECDIS system and have learnt a huge amount over 5 days. I would recommend the course to all who are seeking comprehensive training and value for money.

Chris Jones Maritime Security Operations (MAROPS) Limited, UK

ceresIt was a pleasure to have the expertise and professionalism of ECDIS Ltd in our establishment, we share their commitment to provide the best training for safe navigation at sea and they have increased the ECDIS knowledge of our Mariners to the highest standard.

Konstantinou Iraklis HSSE Coordinator, CERES LNG, Greece

Top – notch

Thomas Meharry, Isle of Man Steam Packet Company

Norwegian NavyVery good that we can keep in contact and get help if needed. All personnel at ECDIS Ltd are very likeable and venue is a good atmosphere for learning. Very happy that the instructor took the time to talk 1-1 about Wecdis in the evenings.

Master Ruben Grepne - Takle, Royal Norwegian Navy
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