Guide to proper ECDIS Management on board ships

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The London P&I Club has joined forces with London Offshore Consultants (LOC) to produce a guide to the proper management of ECDIS (Electronic Chart Display and Information System) on board ships. The driving force behind the publication, ‘Is your ECDIS contributing to safe navigation or introducing risk?’ is the increasing number of negative findings…

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Paris MOU – Port State Control CIC results on Safety of Navigation, including ECDIS (2017)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Paris Memorandum of Understanding (Paris MoU) on Port State Control (PSC) carried out a Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Safety of Navigation including ECDIS jointly with the Tokyo MOU between 1 September 2017 and 30 November 2017. During the CIC, member States focussed on compliance with areas specified by the CIC including ECDIS requirements during…

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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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