The training consisted of generic 5-day ECDIS courses, as well as type specific training for the equipment that is fitted onboard the vessels.
Condor Ferries operates the Condor Vitesse, Condor Express and Condor Rapide fast cat ferries, and the car, passenger and freight carrying vessel Commodore Clipper. Each year the company carries more than 1 million passengers and 200,000 passenger vehicles.
"Over the last six months we have been working with EDCIS Ltd to provide our officers with generic and type specific ECDIS training, and to refine our ECDIS operating procedures," said Captain Fran Collins, operations director at Condor Ferries.
"Feedback from those attending the courses has been very positive with regard to the facilities and in particular the way the training is delivered. Even those who have had extensive experience with the equipment have found the five day course worthwhile."