(WHITELEY, United Kingdom) — Listening to the requirements of many of its clients with little or no Internet on board, ECDIS Ltd. has developed an almost fully offline version of its Annual Competency Assurance Training (ACAT) courses, removing the need for constant Internet connection.
The courses share the same content as their online counterparts. However, the courses can be purchased and downloaded onshore or when Internet is available, and run on any PC for up to 365 days.
The courses are available as two license options: a single license for individual crew and a "per hull" option, enabling companies to register an entire hull with unlimited crew.
Once the course has been completed by a student, they simply email a unique verification code to ECDIS Ltd. headquarters and are issued with a digital copy of their certificate, valid for 365 days.
"We are always looking for new cutting-edge ways of training the industry and adding additional levels of safety and quality assurance to a company's crew competency. Our new offline ACAT gives that by offering greater flexibility and accessibility for shipping companies," said Mark Broster, ECDIS Ltd. managing director.
For more information, visit www.emaritimetraining.com.