Jeppesen Marine has donated its Workboat Navigator software packages to two Seamen’s Church Institute’s (SCI) Centers for Maritime Education for use in mariner training courses. Both the Paducah, Ky. and Houston, Texas facilities each received four licenses to run on the installed simulators, plus an additional program for the lab computer.

“SCI provides much-needed services to our country’s mariners, and we are honored to help play a part in their training and education programs,” said Joel Meltzner, program manager, Jeppesen Marine. “Many of our customers use SCI’s facilities for training, and now they have the added benefit of using Workboat Navigator both on the water and in the simulator.”

“SCI uses computer-based simulations to improve captains’ and pilots’ navigational and bridge-management skills in a risk-free environment,” said Eric Larsson, director, maritime education and training for SCI. “Jeppesen Marine’s donation will help the institution in its mission to support mariners by providing real-world training using state-of-the-art software in use on towboats today.”

Founded in 1834, SCI’s education facilities provide navigational training to mariners through simulator-based facilities. The Paducah education center is used for training inland mariners, and the Houston facility trains inland, coastal and deep-sea mariners. The institute is recognized by the U.S. government, including Congress, U.S. Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security, as well as the United Nations, the International Maritime Organization, the International Labor Organization and maritime trade associations.

Developed by Jeppesen Marine, Workboat Navigator is an information service that provides powerful, easy-to-use navigation software along with critical data needed to operate in a river or coastal environment. Features include: autopilot, voyage data record, video camera support, AIS, radar integration, real-time data updating via NavData Update Service, and complete integration with onboard sensor equipment to ensure operators have the right information when they need it. Comprehensive 24/7 service and support is also included.

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. Jeppesen Marine offers a wide range of navigation and operations products and services to both light and commercial marine markets. Safety-conscious boaters and operations that range from inland and coastal towboats to SOLAS class vessels rely on Jeppesen Marine, which is chartered with the same underlying values that launched Jeppesen in 1934 – improving safety and efficiency through innovative navigation solutions.

Contact Jeppesen Marine at 1-800-424-2627 or outside of North America call +39 0585 79471. Online visit our Workboat Navigator page.

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