Lack of on-board ECDIS training leads to ship being detained in Brisbane

The majority of the global shipping community have now completed the switch to navigation using Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) and evidence is now emerging that ECDIS-related issues uncovered during inspections and audits is increasing. Supporting this, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) recently reported a large rise in the number of vessels detained because of ECDIS deficiencies.

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Time to take action! How to master the supply, upkeep and readiness of navigational charts

Most mariners would agree that Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) have revolutionised navigation at sea and both the commercial and safety benefits of installing the technology are now widely known within the shipping industry. When it comes to the supply, upkeep and readiness of maritime industry navigational charts, ECDIS is unbeaten and what was once a time-consuming and tedious process, is now an automated and pain-free job for a ships crew.

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