Danelec offers new ECDIS computer-based training program

(BIRKEROED, Denmark) — Danelec Marine has launched a new computer-based training (CBT) program for its second-generation DM800 ECDIS G2 products.

The convenient and user-friendly CBT courseware allows students to download the training curriculum to their own computers or laptops and perform the self-study portion offline, at home or at sea. At the end of each module, the student takes a self-administered test. The student can communicate with an ECDIS instructor at any stage of the self-study portion by email or interactive chat. Upon completion of the 32-module course, the student logs onto the internet for a multiple-choice exam, followed by a live-cam interview with a certified instructor. When the student achieves a passing grade, Danelec Marine issues a certificate of completion.

“We have designed this training curriculum to make it easy for ship’s officers to attain the type-specific familiarization certification required by international regulations without the time and expense to travel to a classroom training center,” said Hans Ottosen, CEO of Danelec Marine. “This is an integral part of our commitment to providing a fully integrated product-service solution second-to-none in the international maritime industry.”

In addition to the new CBT courseware, Danelec Marine provides classroom training at centers in Greece, Latvia, Romania, Ukraine, Russia, Philippines, China and Singapore. The company also provides an in-house and onboard training option for shipping companies with large fleets equipped with the Danelec ECDIS products.

Introduced in 2015, the Danelec DM800 ECDIS G2 is a state-of-the-art system that complies with all current IEC and IHO performance standards and is designed with an upgrade pathway to the new standards that come into force in August 2017. Software upgrades can be made by the crew on board without a service call.

For more information, visit www.danelec-marine.com.

By Professional Mariner Staff