(MSI), a long-time naval training and research company, and Offshore Systems International Ltd. (TSE: OSI), a marine electronic navigation company with a strong defense niche, announced today the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement to offer ECDIS-N (Electronic Chart Display Instrumentation Systems
-Navy) training to the U.S. Navy. Under the agreement, MSI has purchased OSI's proprietary Electronic Chart Precise Integrated Navigation System
(ECPINS*-M) for installation at MSI's three training facilities.
OSI will install ECPINS in classrooms and on the full-mission bridge simulators at MSI's ship-handling training centers located on U.S. Navy bases in Norfolk and San Diego, and at MSI's training center in Newport, Rhode Island
. Using ECPINS as part of its U.S. Navy Certified training courses, MSI will provide training to Navy crews using a system that meets the U.S. Navy's ECDIS-N standard.
MSI will add ECPINS-M systems to its current USCG approved five day Electronic Chart Navigation (ECDIS) course and the ECPINS-M system will be integrated into the simulators used in existing ship-handling courses offered by MSI. Additionally, a new one-day ECPINS Introduction course will be available to new ECPINS users.