Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Electronic charts may prevent groundings

How could you not love a site called "The Art of Dredging"?

From that site, this is worth a read: Electronic charts may prevent one in three groundings.
"If Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) are made mandatory on board ships, the number of groundings is likely to be reduced by a third according to a study carried out by Det Norske Veritas, a Scandinavian classification society."
I found site The Art of Dredging from the "recent remarks" at Bob Couttie's Marine Accident Casebook.


Will said...

He is currently not posting. A little notice says:
"18/5/08 to 25/6/08 this site will not be updated."
He must be from Europe, they go day/month/year when they do dates.

Marc Van de Velde said...

Actually he (me) is from Belgium, and thanx for the nice comment.

Kennebec Captain said...

Capt. Marc Van de Velde - Enjoyed you site, good info from the point of view of the master.