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Web Alert: Industry Recommendations for ECDIS training 16 February 2012

16 February 2012

A number of shipping related organisations, including the International Group of P&I Clubs have issued a guidance note on the issues surrounding the training and competency for Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS).

The Guidance note  covers issues of training and competency for ECDIS and helps interpret IMO requirements for ECDIS training. There have been variances between  flag states’ on their interpretation  on how to comply with the IMO standards in respect to the ECDIS regulations and training. These discrepancies have led to a concern that the interpretation of the training requirements might not meet with the minimum standards and this is concern. The guidance also defines training and familiarisation issues and makes recommendations to owners, trainers and equipment manufacturers and that other industry stakeholders.

The guidance note is attached.

Members are remined the club issued a Standard safety in August 2011 – ECDIS – understanding the future of navigation . Available here.