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10/11/2014

We have the pleasure of inviting you to join our ECDIS Implementation, Policy and Procedures Seminar

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Do you want to discuss the best way to start implementing your ECDIS procedures to support your transition to digital navigation?


To achieve SOLAS carriage requirements for the use of ECDIS as a primary means of navigation, the ship's safety management system must include procedures for the operational use of ECDIS.

The ECDIS Implementation, Policy and Procedures Seminar will be tailored to answer any questions and address real-world challenges that you and others in the room are currently facing whilst implementing ECDIS. Drawing on content from previous year's seminars, the knowledge of Captain Paul Hailwood and UKHO experts, your real-world questions – submitted during registration or on the day – will be answered.

The workshops will benefit any person involved with the shipping industry including, managers, owners, ship personnel, regulators and auditors to achieve this important requirement. You will have ample opportunity to get involved, bring your issues and challenges, ask questions and seek solutions whilst networking with other industry colleagues.

The agenda will be:

  • Short review of the 9 stages to ECDIS transition
  • Legal Requirements
  • Initial ECDIS Risk Assessment
  • Review of current ECDIS legislation documents
  • Risk Assessment
  • Identify ECDIS potential hazards
  • Identify effective and practical control measures
  • Develop ECDIS Policy and Procedures
  • Supporting ADMIRALTY Publications
  • Incorporation into SMS and Bridge Procedures Guide
  • Tailored Q&A

The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has published a new Nautical Publication to support the transition to ECDIS. The 'ADMIRALTY Guide to ECDIS Implementation, Policy and Procedures (NP232)' has been designed to allow informed decision-making by any individual or organisation responsible for the introduction of ECDIS aboard ship. It is also intended to provide an onboard reference to support company procedures developed for the operation of ECDIS, which will assist in preparation for audits and inspections and provide clarification on ECDIS policies and procedures.

NP232 is the third in a series of publications from the UKHO that provide guidance on the transition to ECDIS and Electronic Navigational Charts (ENCs), and is designed to complement the ADMIRALTY Guide to the Practical Use of ENCs (NP231) and the ADMIRALTY Guide to ENC Symbols Used in ECDIS (NP5012). Together, this series provides the mariner with an extensive library of information and guidance to support them in the safe, compliant and effective use of ECDIS.

Event Location
Hong Kong | Postponed To be announced
London | Register now 27 November 2014
Antwerp | Register now 25 November 2014
Mumbai, India February 2015
Limassol, Cyprus March 2015
Athens, Greece March 2015

 

Completed workshops
Dubai
GuangZhou, China
Shanghai, China
Genoa, Italy
Istanbul, Turkey
​SMM, Hamburg
​Madrid, Spain
​Posidonia, Athens, Greece
​Hong Kong
​Dublin, Ireland
​Manila, Philippines
​Bergen, Norway
​Oslo, Norway
​Rotterdam, Netherlands

 

Captain Paul Hailwood

Paul has significant experience in the Merchant Navy and Maritime Industry and has proven ability in every setting and achieving program goals through sound project management, lateral thinking and motivation of colleagues.

Paul's educational background includes a Certificate of Competency Master (STCW 95) Unlimited, MSc Research and Consultancy and is a Younger Brethren of Trinity House.

Paul is an internationally renowned expert on ECDIS and integrated bridge operations. He specialises in assisting shipping companies with the development and implementation of practical and efficient bridge procedures during the adoption of Integrated Bridge Systems including ECDIS.

Paul has worked with many prestigious new ship builds and shipping companies, including cruises ships, tankers, large yachts and numerous other commercial companies. In addition to this work he conducts Risk Management surveys for insurance underwriters and has acted as expert witness on a number of navigation related incidents.

UKHO seminars since 2011…

2011/13 – Are you ready for ECDIS?

The first round of seminars saw the UKHO visit 18 global locations and attract 860 delegates. It formed part of a wider UKHO initiative to ask the industry 'do you know how the ECDIS mandate affects you?' and identified 9 stages of the ECDIS transition. They are as follows:

  • Stage 1 Legal Requirements
  • Stage 2 Initial ECDIS Risk Assessment
  • Stage 3 ECDIS Training
  • Stage 4 Installation
  • Stage 5 Procedures
  • Stage 6 Chart Supply
  • Stage 7 Individual Ship ECDIS Risk Assessment
  • Stage 8 Transition Phase
  • Stage 9 Onboard Implementation 2013/14 – Implementing Your ECDIS Procedures

The second round of seminars saw the UKHO visit 14 global locations and attract 1445 delegates. Touching on the [now industry recognised] 9 stages to ECDIS transition when required, this seminar went further into the practicalities of implementing ECDIS.

  • Short review of the 9 stages to ECDIS transition
  • Legal Requirements
  • Initial ECDIS Risk Assessment
  • Review of current ECDIS legislation documents
  • Risk Assessment
  • Identify ECDIS potential hazards
  • Identify effective and practical control measures
  • Develop ECDIS Policy and Procedures
  • Supporting ADMIRALTY Publications
  • Incorporation into SMS and Bridge Procedures Guide

2014/15 – ECDIS Implementation, Policy and Procedures

The latest incarnation of seminars will visit 23 global locations. The presentation has been updated to reference the new NP232, along with NP231 and 5012. All delegates now have the opportunity to submit real-world questions or challenges they are facing in their transition to ECDIS when registering which will be answered on the day via Paul Hailwood, with input from UKHO experts when required.