Many ships these days have a multilingual crew. Although English is the generally accepted language of international shipping, not all crew members are necessarily proficient. That’s where the language switch function in the vista® next ship automation system can come in very useful. Although English is the default language, there is the option of selecting any language when a user logs in. This naturally makes vista® next even easier to use, reduces any risk of misunderstanding and speeds up response times since no translations are required. In other words, this optional feature is a sensible, safety-enhancing option.