Partnership for ‘portable’ ECDIS training
(Sep 11 2009)
PC Maritime has formed a new partnership with specialist training company ECDIS Ltd, in order to provide its customers with ‘portable’ approved generic ECDIS training that can be conducted at a location of their choice.
ECDIS Ltd was formed in 2007 to provide training, consultation and accreditation solutions in electronic charting. The company employs a team of navigators and master mariners, who have between them taught and accredited over 1,000 seafarers.
“For many of our customers, getting their navigating officers to colleges for the generic ECDIS training is a major logistical problem, as well as a significant expense,” said PC Maritime marketing director Anne Edmonds.
“ECDIS Ltd, on the other hand, takes the training to the customer. We think this is a convenient and less expensive solution which will help our customers achieve the required training for their officers in time for the introduction of mandatory ECDIS.”
Malcolm Instone, operations director of ECDIS Ltd, added: “We are delighted to be able to offer our Flag State approved ECDIS training to PC Maritime customers. Our equipment is fully portable so we can conduct training in a location that suits the customer, even onboard if the facilities can support it.”