Jeppesen Marine announces that Adams Offshore has installed its Jeppesen Primar ECDIS Service on one of its dive support and offshore supply vessels, and is considering implementation of the solution across its fleet worldwide. The UK-based Adams Offshore company first installed the Jeppesen service after running into difficulties with the operation of a competing global ENC service on a vessel in the US Gulf of Mexico. The Jeppesen Primar ECDIS Service provides mariners with easy access to the most authoritative charts available, from the world’s leading provider of marine electronic charts.
Adams Offshore installed the Microplot 7 ECDIS on DPSV Adams Challenge, a 2009-built offshore support vessel. This system ran into problems with the installed ENC/ECDIS Service and with license renewals this autumn in the Gulf of Mexico, where the vessel was on assignment for EPIC. Adams Offshore’s technical partner, Mobile Marine Technology, identified the problem as difficulty downloading and obtaining chart licenses from the ENC provider.
“We had technical support on the vessel for a week. At the end, we concluded that the supplier had a problem with its database in the Gulf region,” said Adams Offshore Technical Manager R. Rajeev Kumar. “Then, we tried the Jeppesen Primar ECDIS Service as a back-up while we tried to resolve the problems. Eventually, the vessel’s captain and I decided simply to use the Jeppesen service on both the back-up and primary ECDIS. Since then, chart management has run smoothly.”
Adams Offshore installed the Jeppesen Primar ECDIS Service on DPSV Adams Challenge in October. Kumar reports that since then the system has been operational and problem-free. Based upon this experience, Adams Offshore chose to equip both of DPSV Adams Challenge’s ECDIS systems with the Jeppesen Primar ECDIS Service, then to install the same service on its DPSV Adams Aquanaut offshore support vessel. Kumar confirms that the company plans to use the Jeppesen Primar ECDIS Service across its fleet.
“We are very excited about this business for Adams Offshore. The Jeppesen Primar ECDIS Service is meant to provide a single, cost-effective and, of course, user-friendly source for official navigational data,” said Jeppesen Marine Marketing and Communications Manager Willy Zeiler. “This instance shows the value of a service that is reliable and easy-to-use. It is this commitment to users’ needs that lies behind our service and all of our solutions.”
He continued: “In this case, it seems that the customer was wrongly informed about Jeppesen Primar ECDIS Service being an official source of ENC chart data. We are happy to see that a growing number of serious operators, including Adams Offshore, now understand that Jeppesen provides official ENC chart data, enabling easy operation, including simple downloads, pay-as-you-go licensing, online updates and value-added information like weather and route planning.”
About Adams Offshore
Starting in 1964, Adams Offshore pioneered offshore supply and dive support in the Middle East, and has since 1995 grown into a global player in offshore diving and subsea operational support with a state-of-the-art fleet of seven dynamically-positioned vessels. Adams Offshore is committed to safety of life and environmental protection, and works together with IMCA, ABS and BIMCO to certify its operations. Adams Offshore is based in Aberdeen, UK.
About Jeppesen Marine
Jeppesen Marine is a market-leading provider of vessel operations services and digital navigation solutions, based on worldwide vector chart data type approved to ISO19879, meteorological information and transmission technologies. With C-MAP and Vessel Voyage and Optimization Services, Jeppesen Marine offers a wide range of navigation and operations products and services to serve markets from inland and coastal navigation to today’s safety-conscious commercial shipping industry. Jeppesen Marine is chartered with the same underlying values that launched Jeppesen in 1934 – improving safety and efficiency through innovative navigation solutions.
For 75 years Jeppesen has made it possible for pilots and their passengers to safely and efficiently reach their destinations. Today this pioneering spirit continues as Jeppesen delivers essential information and optimization solutions to improve the efficiency of air, sea and rail operations around the globe. Jeppesen is a subsidiary of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, a unit of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Jeppesen corporate information is available online at www.jeppesen.com.
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