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Jo Tankers to fit ECDIS across fleet

Norwegian vessel operator Jo Tankers has agreed a deal with Transas Marine for the supply of ECDIS to its fleet.

The agreement includes upgrades for three vessels, retrofit on-board 11 vessels and installation on six planned newbuilds.

All vessels will be equipped with dual 26-inch Navi-Sailor 4000 ECDIS Premium Multifunction Displays, with radar overlay and firewall.

Some of the vessels will also utilise Transas’ recently launched Pay As You Sail chart solution for ENCs with the ECDIS. In addition, almost 100 seafarers will receive type-specific training from the ECDIS manufacturer in Manila, Philippines.

In other news, Transas also reports that it has added Ukrainian chart folios to its TX-97 non-official chart collection.

The agreement was signed between Transas Marine Ltd and the State Hydrographic Service of Ukraine in May 2012, which allows Transas to use official ENCs and inland ENCs to create the TX-97 folios.

New charts will be available for the users of both the company’s ECDIS and ECS equipment.

Transas says that this project was unique, in that this is the first time that inland ENCs have been used to produce TX-97 folios.

The State Hydrographic Service of Ukraine provided 158 inland ENCs and 114 ENCs covering territorial waters of Ukraine in the Black Sea and Sea of Azov. The TX-97 folios cover the Black Sea, the Danube River (Ukrainian territorial area), and the Dnipro River.

Ukrainian chart folios are also available through an iSailor application, for iPhone and iPad users.

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