Columbia Ship Management have given their entire fleet access to both on-line and off-line (where vessels download the training to complete in their own time) ECDIS Competency Assurance training provided by ECDIS Ltd.
Captain Fradi, Crewing and Training Manager to CSM remarked “During our safe transition to Digital Navigation, we complete as much training as possible to support our Officers, from Generic, to Type Specific and Familiarisation and even further with this Competency Assurance package. It is a great service that allows crews to gain additional training and certification anywhere at any time.”
The non-profit certificated 1.27 Generic package is £200 per vessel regardless of crew numbers, and in 2019 incorporates the PSC and Inspection preparation package including training and testing on all Inspectors questions. It is used by thousands of seafarers and has dramatically increased standards by consolidating all training.
Sea News, February 13