UKHO to hold free ECDIS seminars at Sea Asia 2015

Education and Training, IT and Communications, Safety and Security — By on April 17, 2015 at 8:52 PM

admiralty logoThe United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) is holding a series of free ECDIS Seminars at the Sea Asia 2015 Conference and Exhibition, taking place in Singapore next week from 21 – 23 April.

To achieve SOLAS carriage requirements for the use of ECDIS as a primary means of navigation, a ship’s safety management system must include procedures for the operational use of ECDIS. The UKHO’s ECDIS Implementation, Policy and Procedures Seminars will be led by Captain Paul Haywood, who is an internationally renowned expert on ECDIS and integrated bridge operations.  They are designed to prepare all parties within the shipping industry with the essential information that they require to ensure the safe and effective implementation of ECDIS on board.

Speaking ahead of next week’s seminars, Captain Paul Hailwood commented:

“It is vital that all parties involved in the shipping industry have a clear understanding of how ECDIS operating procedures should be incorporated into onboard safety management systems, safety procedures and risk assessments. ECDIS can play a pivotal role in supporting safe, compliant and efficient shipping and we look forward to meeting as many people as possible at our Sea Asia Seminars and answering all of their ECDIS questions.”

The UKHO’s seminars will be held every day in the UKHO Seminar Theatre – Basement 2/S29, Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands.   Each seminar will have a different main focus, as follows:

  • Tuesday 21 April, 1200 – 1345: Legal Requirements, Training & Familiarisation, Policy & Procedures
  • Wednesday 22 April, 1200 – 1345: Initial ECDIS Risk Assessment, Procurement, Installation and Onboard Maintenance, Chart Data Considerations
  • Thursday 23 April, 1400 – 1545: Policy & Procedures, Procurement, Installation and Onboard Maintenance, Initial ECDIS Risk Assessment

All seminars are free to attend and delegate places can be booked at http://www.regonline.co.uk/SeaAsia2015 or via the UKHO Seminar QR code:

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Since 2011 the UKHO’s ECDIS Seminars have provided free guidance on managing the adoption of ECDIS to several thousand people across the globe.  Current ECDIS Seminars place the emphasis on the requirements of the audience, with delegates able to submit their questions in advance for Captain Hailwood and other members of the UKHO team when registering to attend, or on the day.

UKHO produces a worldwide series of some 3, 500 paper nautical charts, 200 publications under the ADMIRALTY Nautical Products & Services brand and Electronic Navigational Charts (ENCs).  The ADMIRALTY Nautical Products & Services portfolio is sold globally and used by over 90% of the ships trading internationally.

“Jo”

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