To help offset stresses on overworked bridge teams and crew driven by the current pandemic, ChartWorld is offering its CIO+ Information Overlay Service free of charge to all vessels until the crew exchange process has been resolved.

ChartWorld Information Overlay, known as CIO+, is a data overlay shown in ECDIS as a user chart, loaded on top of Electronic Navigational Charts. CIO+ is designed to help the Bridge Team with the task of voyage planning and execution. CIO+ automates the process of applying additional data in ECDIS by means of User Chart Objects. It is also a user chart overlay presenting T&P notices and NAVAREA warnings as actual objects with danger attributes on top of the ENC.

Oliver Schwarz, Founder of ChartWorld, commented “Everyone in the industry wants the crew change situation resolved but, unfortunately, this is in other people’s hands. Each of us, however, can try to make a difference where we can. This is what we do, and this is where we can make a direct difference to crew.”

CIO+ is available for ChartWorld eGlobeG2, Furuno FMD, JRC 9201 and Wartsila ECDIS NS4000.

By Jake Frith

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