4Castle: The ECDIS Blues
A Practical Guide to Safe Passage Planning on ECDIS
The ECDIS Blues is an attempt to systematically answer those nagging doubts in the minds of a navigator. It is a comprehensive guide to passage planning on the ECDIS. Several thumb rules, recommendations and quick checks have been included to make the ECDIS easier to use.
"6 steps to a safe passage" approach:
The "6 steps to a safe passage" have been developed after years of teaching and understanding the issues faced by navigators. It allows easy understanding and execution when making a passage plan on the ECDIS.
- Based on the latest IMO performance standards
- Applies to all ECDIS makes and models
- Easy reading language used
- A navigators perspective
- Over 160 images used
- Incident Investigations into ECDIS groundings allow for easy understanding
- Simple tasks for navigators to familiarize them with ECDIS
Topics such as CatZOC and Contour settings have been covered by taking a practical approach. A chapter has been dedicated to raising proficiency by listing simple tasks that a navigator can do on the ECDIS while on board. This book will be a revelation for both the experienced second mate who feels confident in using the ECDIS as well as the nervous Captain who may not yet be very confident in using the ECDIS.
Publication Code: GP563
Publication Subtitle: A Practical Guide to Safe Passage Planning
Publication Edition Number or Year: 2020
Publication Author: Captain Vincent Fernandes
Publisher Name: 4Castle