IMO MSC Approves Mandatory ECDIS11/12/2008
|During the 85th session of IMO's Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), the proposal to make mandatory the carriage of ECDIS on SOLAS vessels from 2012 was approved. The proposal contained amendments to SOLAS regulation V/19 to make the carriage of Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) under SOLAS chapter V Safety of Navigation mandatory as proposed by NAV 54.|
The MSC has considered issues arising from the reports of Sub-Committees and other bodies, including:
The matter will be pending until adoption during the 86th Meeting of MCS. This meeting will be held
from 26th May to 5th June 2009.
In addition to national and international rules, regulations, the IMO model course and performance standards, the IHO has published an online publication Facts about electronic charts and carriage requirements.
Another useful source of information on ECDIS is The Electronic Chart, 2nd edition, by Hecht, Berking, Büttgenbach, Jonas and Alexander (2006). This book describes the basic components, functionality and capabilities and limitations of ECDIS.
Reference should also be made to other Safety of Navigation Circulars (SN/Circs) issued by the Organization, in particular, SN/Circ.207/Rev.1 on Differences between RCDS and ECDIS; SN/Circ. 213 on Guidance on chart datums and the accuracy of positions on charts; SN/Circ.255 on Additional guidance on chart datums and the accuracy of positions on charts; and SN/Circ.266 on Maintenance of Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) software. These and other IMO guidance material can be downloaded from the IMO website.
Shipowners and operators should always refer to their national Administrations for the
latest information on ECDIS carriage and use.
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