Mmarine navigation specialists Transas has received ECDIS type-approval from the Korean Registry (Korea Marine Equipment Research Institute), making Transas one of a few companies holding an ECDIS certificate from the South Korean maritime authority.
The certificate proves the system’s compliance with all ECDIS-related regulations valid for the South Korean Flag state and covers not only Navi-Sailor ECDIS in premium and standard configurations, but also all Transas supplementary components for usability benefits and system integration.
Transas’ Navi-Sailor 4000 ECDIS will be delivered to nine of Dong-A Tanker’s vessels with an option to extend to dual ECDIS and to roll out ECDIS implementation on more than 20 vessels with Transas Admiralty Data Service (TADS).
The systems will be installed and supported locally by Arion Communication and its subsidiary, Sealink Electronics in Busan.
Transas and Sealink have built a training and service centre in Busan where most of Korea’s major shipping companies have their bases.
Minhan Ahn, Executive Director of Dong-A Tanker, concluded: “We have considered various factors which may affect operational costs in the next five years, like ECDIS implementation, crew training, maintenance and data services.
“The most important factor is that our captains and crew, who have already experienced using various brands of ECDIS, are very satisfied with the Navi-Sailor system from Transas.”