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Industry prepares for new global ECDIS standards, training requirement Jan 27, 2016 04:18 PM BY GARY WOLLENHAUPT

The industry is bracing for updated standards for electronic chart display and information systems (ECDIS) that go into effect in August 2016, as deck officers face a training certification deadline by the end of the year. Lee el resto de esta entrada

BOOK: Marine Fire Prevention, Firefighting, and Safety

Firefighting probably will never be a (hot) topic for discussion at the breakfast table, during leisure time or possibly any other venue. On the other hand, I can think of few things more important to a merchant mariner – or any seafarer, for that matter. That said; (Captain) Sean Tortora’s comprehensive text entitled Marine Fire Prevention, Firefighting, and Safety, published just this past year, is a worthy and compelling “read.” Comprehensive in its coverage, concise in its delivery, the 176-page manual is simply the most complete and readable firefighting guide that I have ever come across. Lee el resto de esta entrada