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ECDIS Ltd recognises World Maritime day

In the month of World Maritime Day, ECDIS Ltd has been inspiring the local younger generation of would-be mariners.

Eastleigh Sea Scouts visited Institute Member ECDIS Ltd's HQ this month for activities and learning with the UK’s largest privately-owned training centre in the UK.

The group was firstly tasked with bridge team management in the Fairpoint Sherpa ocean-going Tug. Working together, they had to use the equipment and safely enter port at Dover avoiding collisions and grounding. All this took place in ECDIS Ltd’s Full Mission Bridge simulator.

The Sea Scouts also took part in a presentation by HELM and Advanced Course Manager, Richard ‘Joe’ Sloly, discussing how the company plays its part in training and simulation, and the value behind what they do. The discussion also highlighted opportunities and potential that the Scouts, as digital natives, would have and where the future of the shipping industry may lie.

The evening finished with healthy competition in the form of a karting-style game played on ECDIS Ltd’s console simulators. This involved racing speed boats around a race track, created by the company's 3D artists and design team and originally used for its Corporate Team Building Day service.

Samantha Hucklesby, Head of Marketing at ECDIS Ltd commented 'As ECDIS Ltd has grown, it has always been important as a company to work with local community projects and broaden their expectations; not only in regards to the maritime industry, but from a business point of view. It is important to engage them also as young entrepreneurs, and make them think about what they can achieve with enough knowledge and specialism in a certain field. The theme for this year’s World Maritime Day supports everything ECDIS Ltd is about, and inviting the Sea Scouts was an excellent way to recognise it and give back.'

Simon Powell, Operations Director at Marine South East Ltd and Sailing Instructor for the Sea Scouts added 'Through my position at Marine South East, a marine and maritime cluster based in Southampton, I am aware of the vast range of innovative, exciting, high growth, world-class companies and research organisations active in the sector; so I was delighted on receiving the invitation from ECDIS Ltd for the Sea Scout group to give them an insight into the fascinating world of ship bridge simulators and ECDIS systems . .'

The ECDIS Ltd website can be found below . .

  • 24 September 2015
  • RIN

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