Details on ECDIS Data Presentation and Performance Check for Ships

The International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) has issued a bulletin concerning relevant ECDIS Performance Check for ships. The checks detailed below are not intended for, and are not suitable to be used as a Port State Inspection / Carriage compliance test for ECDIS. The checks should be run at least once after installing an ECDIS.  A re-run…

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UKHO Urges Ship Owners To Upgrade To New Digital Chart Standards

The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has reiterated its call for ship owners to upgrade to the latest ECDIS software standards, highlighting the significant benefits that the new IHO S-52 Presentation Library edition 4.0 will offer mariners, including greater consistency in the display of Electronic Nautical Charts (ENCs) and a reduction in the number of…

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IMO issues ECDIS Good Practice Guidance

IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee, at its ninety-fifth session in June 2015, approved the publication of a circular MSC.1/Circ.1503 ECDIS – Guidance for Good Practice addressing the carriage and use of Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS). This new circular draws together and consolidates into one publication the information contained in seven IMO ECDIS circulars. The new…

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