GNS updates voyage planning application

GNS has released a new version of its Voyager PLANNING STATION, adding additional tools to support bridge officers in planning and optimising vessel routes.

The new version 7.4 of the application introduces a validation tool that highlights Alert and Warning Hazards along a route, and is capable of extending the passage plan to include squat and under keel clearance calculations, ENC Navigation Hazards, MARPOL areas and NAVAREA Warnings.

The new application also provides functionality for validation of routes for the onboard ECDIS, checking that all ENCs required for the voyage are available and up to date.

“With this new release of Voyager PLANNING STATION we are removing one of the major inefficiencies associated with digital navigation and bringing greater simplicity and efficiency to the bridge at a very affordable price” said Hayley van Leeuwen, Director Product and Marketing at GNS.

“This new version also provides significant enhancements to Voyager’s PASSAGE PLAN tool to make it easier for officers to produce a compliant passage plan.”

Using the software, officers can plot waypoints, optimise routes, validate those routes, purchase and download the exact permits and updates required before transferring to ECDIS, using GNS’s V-DRIVE data transfer tool. The application is powered by the SEALL ECDIS kernel, which has been type approved by DNV GL.