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). 97 more words
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The Maritime Safety Committee, at its ninety-fifth session (3 to 12 June 2015), approved the ECDIS – Guidance for Good Practice (MSC.1/Circ.1503), drawing together relevant guidance from seven previous ECDIS circulars into a single, consolidated document. 329 more words
The International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) issued a press release advising new versions of some of its ECDIS Standards. These have been reviewed and updated to reflect lessons learned from earlier reports of unexpected chart behaviour in some ECDIS. 586 more words
This blog from the President about the dangers of excessive reliance on electronic navigation tools echoes themes I set out in ‘Sextant’.
I’m really pleased the RIN is raising these important issues. 15 more words
It looks as if shortcomings in the electronic chart system were partly to blame for the stranding of Team Vestas Wind last November: