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Paper charts wouldn’t be the mainstay of voyage planning and charting in today’s technological age. Your shipping company can now perform at its highest standards with the best in Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS). Removing the laborious tasks of using paper charts and instead of using quality technology that meticulously plans, organizes, and monitors your voyage without the risk of human error.
An ECDIS is a computer-based navigation system that complies with IMO regulations and can be used as an alternative to paper navigation charts. Integrating a variety of real-time information, it is an automated decision aid capable of continuously determining a vessel’s position about land, charted objects, navigation aids, and unseen hazards.
Below are our customers’ most common questions about ECDIS. If you need to know more, please contact our friendly team.
ECDIS formally stands for Electronic Chart Display and Information System, offering digital charts and navigational information so that seafarers can plan their routes much better and monitor where they are going. Essentially, it is a computer-based navigation system, using electronic charts and a variety of sensors, radar and fathometers to offer a safer alternative to paper maps.
At Martek Marine, we are committed to providing you with groundbreaking and disruptive technology that focuses on ship safety, performance, and crew welfare. That why we have become direct distributors of UKHO ADMIRALTY ECDIS Charts. We only want to deliver the best technology there is to make sure you keep your crew and vessels safe and performing at the top of their game.
Admiralty is known as industry leaders and internationally recognized for its accuracy and excellence by mariners around the globe. You couldn’t put your navigational needs in better hands than with Admiralty’s ECDIS.
Admiralty ECDIS is 100% compliant with SOLAS and the IMO regulations for nautical navigation.
ECDIS is defined in the IMO ECDIS Performance Standards (IMO Resolution A.817(19)) as follows:
‘Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) means a navigation information system which, with adequate backup arrangements, can be accepted as complying with the up-to-date chart required by regulation V/19 & V/27 of the 1974 SOLAS Convention, by displaying selected information from navigation sensors to assist the mariner in route planning and route monitoring, and by displaying additional navigation-related information if required.’
Admiralty meets all of these requirements and more as the best alternative to paper charts so that planning complex voyages are simpler than they’ve ever been.
Using Admiralty’s ECDIS takes away the complex and often costly task of paper planning and charting. With the ability to make changes to your planned routes almost immediately, there are no more costly delays when things unexpectedly change.
With just one initial upfront cost, all your navigation needs are met within Admiralty’s ECDIS.
These are maps that look specifically at marine navigation. This could be anything from depth of water, elevations, coastlines, potential dangers, the nature of the bottom of seabeds, and aids.
The law states that all ships going on international voyages must carry nautical charts of some kind on board.
This can be in paper or electronic form, and only those greenlit by a government can be deemed as official. All official charts are split into two types: RNC, which is a scanned image of a paper chart, and ENC that can be manipulated by the user to show information about specific areas.
ECDIS gets updated regularly with new chart information – this comes in the form on online downloadable content. You need to make sure the information is always up-to-date, or you will be at risk at sailing on old visuals.
The IMO states that all vessels must, by law, carry ECDIS after a certain date, depending on what type of ship you own. The general implementation period will run from 2012 to 2018, but this is the specific schedule, based on ship type:
A few to consider are:
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