Updating transas ecdis
When using paper charts, the need to plot positions at regular intervals keeps the navigator actively involved with monitoring the progress of the voyage.
He is required to frequently look at the chart and will quickly detect if the vessel is being set off the course towards danger.
He will also be looking ahead to the next waypoint and be noting any dangers close to the track.
With ECDIS there is the risk of losing this high level of situational awareness as the navigators role becomes increasingly passive.
The implementation of ECDIS installation onboard vessels will need to be type-approved and they have to issue a certificate of compliance which is used by the classification society, the port state control and vetting administration to ensure that the vessel is in full compliance with the requirement to carry type approved ECDIS with suitable back-up facilities.
In some cases you can expect that port state control or vetting administration will verify if the crew is properly trained and has a sufficient understanding of the operation of ECDIS.
Once all officers have completed the course the vessel will turn `Green`.
The CHARTlink channel of KVH’s IP-Mobile Cast content delivery service will support delivery of chart and other data updates from Transas, a producer of electronic chart display and information systems (ECDIS) and a leading provider of electronic navigation charts (ENC) and data services.
Ship Management of this process is simple, as each officer completes the course the company will see a green light next to their name.500 GT) with a transitioning period as shown below.