Hampshire UK-based ECDIS Ltd is to provide Swire Pacific Offshore of Singapore with in-house training courses over a two-year period.

They include five-day generic ECDIS studies and type-specific training sessions approved by the island’s maritime regulatory authority, the Maritime Authority of Singapore (MPA).

Under the agreement ECDIS Ltd will also use Swire's widely-used local marine training centre as a third party service provider for conducting globally recognised and approved generic courses for customers and seafarers on a monthly basis, so extending its reach and training capabilities across the world. To date, the company’s client base exceeds over 100 organisations ranging from BP, Chevron and Kuwait Oil Company to the Brazilian Navy, the Maritime & Coastguard Agency and Trinity House.

By David Goodfellow