03 May 2012
ECDIS Ltd Train Condor Ferries Crews
UK based ECDIS training and consultancy company ECDIS Ltd have completed delivery of ECDIS training to Condor Ferries crews. The training consisted of delivery of Generic 5 day ECDIS courses and included provision of type specific training for the equipment they have fitted onboard their vessels.
Condor Ferries operates Condor Vitesse, Condor Express, and Condor Rapide fast cat ferries and Commodore Clipper, a conventional car, passenger and freight carrying vessel. Each year Condor Ferries carries more than 1 million passengers and 200,000 passenger vehicles.
Condor Ferries ‘fast cat’ ferry.
Malcolm Instone, Director of Operations & Standards at ECDIS Ltd, says,
“We are very proud to have delivered ECDIS training to Condor crews. Training consisted of our 5 day MCA approved ECDIS course. In addition to receiving a generic certificate, attendees also received a type specific certificate as the equipment used for the duration of the course was the same as that fitted onboard.”
Captain Fran Collins, Operations Director at Condor Ferries, adds,
“Over the last six months we have been working with EDCIS Ltd to provide our officers with Generic and Type Specific ECDIS training, and to refine our ECDIS operating procedures. Feedback from those attending the courses has been very positive with regard to the facilities and in particular the way the training is delivered. Even those who have had extensive experience with the equipment have found the five day course worthwhile.”
ECDIS Ltd provide navigation training, purchasing, charting and consultation in Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) and the military equivalent (WECDIS, ECDIS-N). They specialise in providing Flag State approved IMO model ECDIS courses and Equipment Specific training on an extensive number of systems. Static training is delivered in their state of the art Training Centre near Southampton (UK) and portable training can be conducted in a location of the customer’s choosing, even onboard if facilities can support it. ECDIS Ltd trainers are highly experienced in the practical use of ECDIS, and combined have taught over 1500 mariners. Their static ECDIS training is endorsed and accredited by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, whilst their portable training solution is approved by Det Norske Veritas. Equipment Specific training is accredited by the Nautical Institute.
For further information:Malcolm Instone Director of Operations & Standards ECDIS Ltd Ground Floor Atlantic 3600 Building Parkway Solent Business Park Whiteley Fareham PO15 7AN United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0) 1489 559677 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.ecdis.org