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Few interact with them and many comment that they look like adverts and so we’ve witnessed the banner blindness concept in full effect. Nielsen concluded that image carousels get ignored. In terms of space saving and content promotion a lot of competing messages get delivered in a single position that can lead to focus being lost. Carousels are effective at being able to tell people in Marketing/Senior Management that their latest idea is now on the Home Page. They are next to useless for users and often “skipped” because they look like advertisements. Hence they are a good technique for getting useless information on a Home Page (see first sentence of this post). In summary, use them to put content that users will ignore on your Home Page. these views are not my own, but are based upon observing thousands of tests with users. In all the testing I have done, home page carousels are completely ineffective. 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They see a message on the carousel and start reading: “This fall you get to…” Bam! Often, the carousels move so fast that people can’t finish reading them, even if they want to. Here are two main reasons why carousels and sliders don’t work. Focusing on a primary message and action is always more effective.We have come a long way since ECDIS was brought into our lives. In the initial days we were just struggling to keep the ENCs updated on ECDIS. Most of us know this drill at the back of hands now. And I have covered quite a few of articles on updating and keeping the ENCs up to date. Even during the third party inspections, the inspectors are now focussing on the ECDIS in detail. As even they consider that the period for amateur questions on the ECDIS is over. One of the area that now require detailing is the passage planning on ECDIS. Well, actually there is nothing different in the passage planning on ECDIS. More or less it is same as what we used to do on paper charts. In this blog we will discuss the 7 elements which once plotted would make the passage plan on ECDIS stand out. The first element that you all may have guessed is the route. And when it comes to choosing the route, there is nothing different from what we do even when were using paper charts. We need to find the information from all the publications available. Here is an article that I had written sometime back on using the publications to find the best route to follow. And once we have all the information, we need to use that to decide the route. The route that we decide must follow all the company requirements and must be in accordance with the industry guidelines. Let us see how to go about creating the route on ECDIS (JRC ECDIS). Then it is just like drawing a route on the paper chart. Just take the cursor on the starting point and keep on clicking wherever you wish to create a waypoint. When doing that, it would be easier to zoom out and choose a little smaller scale to get the idea of where we need to head to. And then you can keep on zooming in and out as and when required while creating the route Once you have created the complete route, you can save the route. The waypoints created by the graphical editor would most likely be upto 3 decimal places. For ease of reference, you may want to change these waypoints to upto one decimal place. For that you can go to Route - table editor and open the recently saved route. For example, you can change the longitude 38 Deg 57.999′ to 39 Degrees. We now need to make sure that the route that we have drawn is not passing through any dangers. But before we do that, we need to set the safety settings on ECDIS according to our draft for the next voyage. I have written a blog on ECDIS safety settings in detail and check that out about more information on ECDIS safety settings. Now to check the route, each ECDIS has a function called “Route check” or “Safety Check”. Go to the Route - Table editor and open the route that you have created for the present voyage. In the editor, enter the value of the cross track error that you wish to have or that your company or master allows. The route check function will check if the route (along with the cross track distance) is not passing through any dangers to navigation. When we have entered the cross track distances for each leg, click on the “Safety Check”. The ECDIS will check the route and display all the errors that user need to check physically for. We need to check these error by going to that area of the passage plan on ECDIS. To do that just select the error and click on Jump. This will take the ECDIS to the area of the passage plan where this error is detected. For example, if the error is about a caution area, check the detail of the caution area. This can be done by right-clicking on the ENC and choosing “S-57/C-Map/ARCS Information” and then clicking on the “caution area” symbol. After assessing the information, Modify the route if required. After checking each error, click on that error and click “disregard”. After you have checked all errors, click on “Ok” and save the route. Parallel index distances must be marked from the fixed objects on the route. In the open sea, it is wise to choose any fixed object up to a range of 24 miles or less for marking the parallel index lines. As your radar will be in the range of less than 12 miles in coastal waters, you can choose to mark parallel index lines from any fixed objects in that range. And as we all know, the parallel indexing must not be done with floating objects like buoys. To mark the parallel index lines we use “user map” feature of the ECDIS. Go to User map - Simple Line and then take the cursor to the point (landmark) from where you want to draw the Parallel index line. Draw the first line parallel to the course line and then 90 degrees to that to join it to the course line. You can then click on the “property” on the right corner and change the line color and thickness etc. It is better to have the color of the PI-line something other than the course line so that course line can easily be recognized during the voyage by the navigators. Of course, we need to measure this distance first and write an accurate distance. Now we need to write the Parallel Index distance for the PI that we have drawn just now. Click at the location near to the PI line where you want the text to appear and then write the text such as “P. You can then click on “OK” and then “Save” on the top menu. Just enter the name that you want to give to this user map (may be the voyage number) and then click on “Save” to save the user map. This same user map will be edited for all other markings that you need to plot on the ENCs. Now finish plotting all the parallel indexing lines and distances from all the radar conspicuous fixed objects on the voyage. We are required to mark the no-go areas along our route. These are the areas that are the danger to navigation and we must not navigate into. But let us say there is a wreck (or shallow waters) about 50NM from our planned route. On a paper chart, the answer to this question was simple. And the answer was, Yes, we do need to mark it as no go area if it is on voyage chart. But the ENCs on ECDIS are seamless and the same logic does not apply on ECDIS. So what is the maximum distance that we need to mark the no-go area upto? Well, ideally this distance should be provided in the company’s navigation manual. So, in the case, a distance can be decided by the master and the same communicated to the navigating officers. If we have decided the distance of 50NM, we need to mark the No-Go areas in the range of 50NM from our route. What I commonly see that we sometimes mark the entire shallow water contour as the no go area. This is wrong because The marking for no go area needs to be done for something that the navigator could miss. Something like an isolated danger, wreck, depth area or an area like with oil rigs that vessel needs to avoid. We need to identify all such areas and mark these as “No-Go Areas”. To mark the no-go area, go to User Map - User map editor and open the user map that you have created for the present voyage. By now, you should be able to create lines, shapes and add text in the user map. To mark the user map you need to use these lines and shapes to mark the area as a No-Go area. Use your artistic skills to decide which shape or line you need to use for marking of No-Go area. Once marked, go to the property and change the line color, thickness etc. Again use the color as something other than the course line color and thickness slightly lesser than the course line. Finally, write the text as a No-Go area around the marked area. Whenever there is a large alteration of the course, we need to mark a wheel over position. This is the position on our initial course at which we need to start altering the course at a pre-planned rate of turn to arrive at the next desired course without running into the danger. Marking of wheel over position is part of the passage planning. The wheel over position depends upon the speed of the vessel and rate of turn during alteration of course. As the turning of the ship is in form of an arc of a circle, there is another element that is involved: Radius of turn. ROT = Speed of the ship/Radius of turn But what the officer on watch need to know when altering the course? They need to know at what position he should start altering the course and with what rate of turn should they alter the course. We must keep in mind that this arc is a kind of our course during the course alteration process. The arc would remain the same if the radius of turn would remain the same and we do not change that. For this reason, we need to define the value for the radius of turn and keep this same once planned. Usually, we keep the radius of turn of 1NM as constant. Now with this, ROT becomes equal to the ship speed. While passage planning on ECDIS, we need to define the value of the radius of turn and ship’s speed at each leg. To do that, go to the route – table editor and open the route you created for the voyage. Under each waypoint, enter the value of “Turn Rad” and “speed”. Once we put the rudder on one side to turn the vessel, the vessel will take some time to start turning. This would create the arc for the alteration of course for each leg in the route. We need to allow this while marking of the wheel over position. This information is provided in the maneuvering booklet and is given in terms of “distance moved as the length of the ship before vessel start turning”. It is generally between one to two lengths of the ship. The wheel over position needs to be marked at a distance by that much from the start of the course alteration arc. It may not be possible to measure that small distance but just make sure it is justifiable. And to mark that we need to edit the same user chart that we have created for the voyage. We have already discussed about editing the user chart. Here is how marking of the wheel over line would look like. If there is a fixed object near the wheel over position from which radar bearing/range or visual bearing can be taken, we need to define the wheel over position with respect to bearing/range from this object. Again, the marking of this line will be by editing the same user chart. Then we need to draw a line from the fixed object to the wheel over position and measure the bearing and distance from wheel over position to this fixed object. We can then edit the user chart further to write the text with information about bearing and distance. I have written in length about “abort point and point of no return” in a different blog. Read this blog if you wish to understand about the marking of abort point and point of no return. Marking of abort point on ECDIS is not different than marking on paper chart except here again we will use the user chart option for marking instead of pencil. I have in written in length about “position fixing and position plotting interval” too. “Position fixing interval” is the maximum interval between two position fixes. So if in a particular section of the passage, we have agreed to the PFI of 01 hours, we must plot the ship’s position at least every hour. During the passage planning, we need to decide the position plotting interval and methods. This information needs to be provided at each leg of the route. 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On ECDIS JRC - Wheel Over Line it’s plotted automatically along the route, I mean, we can set turn 1 NM and it will draw. Yes there are a lot of cases when we have to cross safety contour because of ENC producer/hydrographic office and yes we have to draw warning lines/area to mark our real safety contour which is usually our safety depth and when look ahead will “touch” it Excellent blog sir... Since in model 901 B Jrc i couldnt find the PI lines available... Dear Capt Rajeev Jassal, First of all I appreciate with you kind consideration regarding this education articles. When no AIO overlay is available, be sure to check all sources available for possible warnings and notices in the area, plot them accordingly, file and affix signature. I have started to read all of them one by one with caution. It is the officer's responsibility to exhaust all approved references in keeping ENCs up to date. Regarding the PI topic: what you have plotted on ECDIS is not a PI; it is a kind of user symbol. There is the info necessary to set up the Radar display for the respective PI. We just need to "interogate" the chart; of course I agree we must write "no go" where the chart doesn't say that and we cannot go into that; for instance a draft restriction ( VLCC case). Regarding this article as a Second officer who learnt navigation on ECDIS , I want to mention that we need to call 'Position Verification" rather than calling position intervals or fixing anymore. About the No Go Area topic, the ENC provides sufficient info to inform the user (OOW) that there is an area you must avoid. Due to real time navigation option of ECDIS we dont need to think or verify the current ship position continuously. Checking HDOP of GPS every 15 min while doing coastal navigation which can be supported by Radar fixes and PI's will be more than enough to clarify ships position. However, are the ECDIS units required t be independent of each other? Dear Sir, thanks for the nice article in this wonderful website. Those sharing options (Fb, tweeter etc.) are overlapping the article and obstructing the view. If, so then position fixing and other changes have to be carried out on both separately which takes time and focus away from watchkeeping. Wheel over and turn radius should be taken more into consideration. If not, then tendency is, not to verify that the other unit is updated accordingly... People forget that they are not escorted by tugboats from port to port and sometimes create passage plans with ROT 40° by not editing turn radius or speed (1) Can anyone explain me step by step how to do the monthly back up of ecdis? (2) How to send the test message in SATCOM and also "RCC drill" format . What is arrival radius in Ecdis and how much we should keep? 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