The Enclosed Space Entry Procedure Course is designed to prepare officers and ratings joining ships to become aware of the dangers involved with work and entry into enclosed spaces on board the ship. The candidates are informed of the risks associated with enclosed spaces and trained to prevent accidents by taking suitable precautions while working in enclosed spaced. The training involves practical exercises.
The theoretical part of the course is conducted in spacious classrooms with modern teaching aids to facilitate comfortable learning. The practical exercises are conducted in a mocked-up enclosed space.
To increase awareness among officers and crew about the dangers involved with enclosed spaces and the Company’s procedure on entry and working in enclosed spaces.
To reduce the accidents on board due to noncompliance of procedures related to enclosed space entry
The ECDIS support cell is a dedicated team within FMTI that provides technical assistance to our bridge teams who may have issues related to ECDIS, ENCs or similar navigational processes. It also provides guidance to crew for PSC and vetting inspections and oversees the 'management of change' for dual ECDIS vessels or during new ECDIS installation onboard.
To teams onshore, it provides support in drafting policies, analysis of vetting findings and incident investigation.
From time to time, the ECDIS support cell provides insights to key policymakers and industry stakeholders from UKHO, IHO and INTERTANKO to ECDIS manufacturers and ENC suppliers.
In parallel, the team provides bespoke training to class surveyors and auditors and has been a recipient of the Navigational Safety Award at the First World ECDIS Day.