2016 copyright dating - Imo and ecdis mandating
The first LP News in this series was an all-encompassing introduction to ECDIS and dealt with the fundamentals such as ‘what is (and isn’t) ECDIS?
’, the general training obligations relating to the use of ECDIS as laid out under the provisions of the STCW 95 and ISM codes, the implementation dates by ship type and size, and the attitudes of Flag States and Port State Control.
As per regulations there are two options for the practical implementation of ECDIS on board.
Most common one, and definitely close related to the E-Navigation concept, is option B the so called Dual Configuration OR “Paperless Navigation” solution.
Look ago MAC predicted an increase in accidents involving Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems for a variety of reasons and as the devices are increasingly deployed lack of available trainers and too many different devices are causing concern. The UK P&I Club recently completed a series of three short articles as a guide to the mystery surrounding electronic chart display and information systems (ECDIS).
These have now been consolidated into a 16-page booklet “ECDIS – Navigational and claims issues” that is available in hard copy from the Club or as a file from the club’s website.
By Mar Ex 2015-12-22 A number of important amendments to IMO treaties enter into force on January 1, including SOLAS amendments to require inert gas systems on board new oil and chemical tankers of 8,000 dwt and above; the latest amendment to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code; requirements for stability instruments on tankers and new testing requirements for life-jackets.