PC Maritime Issues its 100th ECDIS Type Training Certificate

(Press Release)
Monday, July 16, 2012

100 navigating officers have successfully completed PC Maritime’s ECDIS Type Training course and passed the Assessment test required for formal certification.

Since PC Maritime issued the course in March, over 70 vessels have been equipped with the two Navmaster type training DVDs, one containing interactive instruction, the other the assessment test. The DVDs are individually branded with the ship operator’s logo and include any specific company Safety Management System requirements.

Wallem Germany manager Mr Mangala Herath reports positive feedback from onboard the nine Wallem-managed vessels equipped with Navmaster, notably with the Ship Inspection Report Programme (SIRE).

Mr Herath notes: “More often than not, SIRE inspectors are enquiring about type specific training and they are satisfied seeing our staff onboard undergoing the Navmaster training course. Our crews have become more confident when using the ECDIS and are now aware of most of the features, thereby utilising the ECDIS more. The Navmaster course also helps 2nd officers to upload chart corrections.”

One Wallem master said that during a US Coast Guard Certificate of Compliance Inspection he was asked about ECDIS training, and when he showed the PC Maritime type-specific certificates the Coast Guard inspectors were “very satisfied”.
Captain Vasilikis of OSG, which has Navmaster ECDIS onboard 45 vessels, stated that his crews are steadily getting through the Assessment test and added that the Navmaster type specific certification makes a difference to the smooth operations of the fleet.

The first manufacturer to provide stand-alone type-specific training, PC Maritime believes training should be as convenient as possible for the customer. Internet access is not required, only a PC and email to keep costs down. There is no limit to the number of people who can use the course onboard; new crew joining ship can get themselves up to speed and certified within a short space of time.

Computer-based training is effective, repeatable, gives the shipowner greater flexibility to move officers between ships, and overcomes the logistical issue of getting officers to attend type-specific courses.

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