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What requirements to be followed for Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS)?

19 Dec '18, 13:26

Dec. 19, 2018, 1:26 p.m.
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The Company SMS must clearly state what is the primary means of navigation regardless of Safety Equipment Certificate Form E (or Safety Certificate Form C).
ECDIS should store and be able to reproduce certain minimum elements required to reconstruct the navigation and verify the official database used during the previous 12 hours. The following data shall be recorded at one-minute intervals: .1 to ensure a record of own ship's past track: time, position, heading, and speed; and .2 to ensure a record of official data used: ENC source, edition, date, cell and update history. In addition, ECDIS should record the complete track for the entire voyage, with time marks at intervals not exceeding 4 hours.
ECDIS should be connected to systems providing continuous position-fixing, heading and speed information. (Res A.817(19)12.2) Changes to the IHO S-52 Presentation Library introduced in edition 4.0 which is mandatory on all ECDIS from 01 Sep 2017 invalidated the previous test required in IHO ECDIS Data Presentation and Performance Checks which were specifically designed and developed for ECDIS using the IHO S-52 Presentation Library edition 3.4 or earlier.
The ECDIS must be updated to the latest version of the International Hydrographic Organisation (IHO) standards, the list of current standards is maintained on the IHO website www.iho.int .

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