Welcome to this podcast episode, where we discuss ECDIS safety and user interaction. With the transitional period for the mandatory implementation of ECDIS behind us, we want to highlight its benefits, but also pay due regard to the pitfalls and user errors that commonly lead to accidents and near-misses. For example, there have been numerous instances of groundings due to mistakes and misunderstandings relating to the input of the safety depth and safety contour.
For safe use of ECDIS it is important to consider standardisation and familiarisation, the need for continual training, the developments underway, and the trust that is placed in this heavily relied on aid to navigation.
Our podcast guest for this episode is Rob Gale, who is a former deck officer and has worked as a senior instructor for IMO approved ECDIS courses. Rob has also participated at the IMO in the working group for ECDIS standardisation.
Listen-in to gain some useful insights from Rob’s expert knowledge!