Sailors from the Norfolk-based Amphibious Assault Ship
USS Saipan (LHA-2) recently underwent training on Offshore Systems
, Ltd. ECPINS system. This Electronic Charts Display and Information System (ECDIS) has been installed on numerous USS George Washington and USS Theodore Roosevelt Battle-group ships.
This initial “hands-on” training is conducted over a 2 day period on the system in MSI Norfolk’s newly expanded ECDIS lab. Sailors are introduced to all operational and administrative tools associated with the system and run several real-time simulated scenarios. These initial classes will be followed eventually by a 3 or 5 day class tailored to each ship’s needs.