As per regulations there are two options for the practical implementation of ECDIS on board.
Most common one, and definitely close related to the E-Navigation concept, is option B the so called Dual Configuration OR “Paperless Navigation” solution.
Transas’ vision is to lead the way in creating an ecosystem of harmonised integrated solutions in safety, navigation and ship operations.
In creating these solutions Transas unites global maritime stakeholders in the future of e-Navigation and operations.
The first LP News in this series was an all-encompassing introduction to ECDIS and dealt with the fundamentals such as ‘what is (and isn’t) ECDIS?
’, the general training obligations relating to the use of ECDIS as laid out under the provisions of the STCW 95 and ISM codes, the implementation dates by ship type and size, and the attitudes of Flag States and Port State Control.
THESIS is a flexible data resource where Ship, Fleet Operations, Academy (simulation & training) and Ship Traffic Control can all be connected to the ecosystem, effectively a community working together on a cloud-based shared data platform to enable smarter operations, safety and navigation.
For many owners’ fleets, this will be quite complicated since not only is there is a lot of training that still needs to be undertaken, this training needs to be type-specific.
Within a fleet, there will probably be ECDIS systems from more than one manufacturer and this will have various implications, not the least of which will be a restriction on which deck officers can serve on which ships.
Transas Complete ECDIS package includes full range of services for ECDIS compliance, including type-approved ECDIS, Transas Admiralty Data Service TADS (official charts and other data), Navi-Planner voyage planning software, Pay As You Sail option, Wave fuel efficiency monitoring, weather service, ECDIS Training through extensive Transas Global Training Network GET-Net, service and maintenance.
Navi-Planner 4000 is a tool which makes voyage planning easy for navigators and efficient for ship owners.