Witherby: ECDIS Procedures Guide
The ECDIS Procedures Guide provides recommendations, designed to accompany a ship’s safety management system (SMS), on the use of ECDIS for navigation and voyage planning. It also provides guidance on how ECDIS should be configured and used as a ship’s primary means of navigation. This 2020 edition has been updated to reflect the latest software and procedural changes. It represents the 21 most prominent ECDIS manufacturers and offers pull-out guides to support readers through PSC preparation and continuation training.
In line with STCW requirements, navigating officers are required to maintain competence in their watchkeeping routines and practices when using ECDIS. The ECDIS Procedures Guide, 2020 Edition provides a framework, as well as supporting background information and checklists, to aid officers in fulfilling these requirements. It helps companies implement best practice in the use of ECDIS on board their ships.
The 2020 Guide has been updated to reflect the latest software and procedural changes. In addition, the 2020 guide features:
- An introduction to the new S-Mode (approved by the IMO in 2019) and software updates affecting all new and updated ECDIS systems from 2020 to 2024.
- The new Inspection question banks for 2020 ECDIS Audits (concentrating particularly on Safety Contour, UKC/CATZOC and ECDIS cyber security vulnerabilities)
- Complete Type Specific Familiarisation for all 21 Manufacturers updated for 2020
- A simple guide to CATZOC reliability
- An example of a full ECDIS Navigation Audit required by owners to evaluate SMS
- The Transition to S-100
- ECDIS Procedures for Cyber security
- Details of countries that include T&Ps in weekly updates
- AIO Version 2 update and ECDIS manufacturer Type Specific compatibility list
- Pre-port arrival – PSC ECDIS preparation activities (additional 30 minutes added)
Publication Code: GP431
Publication Edition Number or Year: 2020
Publication Edition Date: 4th Edition
Publication Author: ECDIS Ltd
Publisher Name: Witherby Publishing Group
Updated in last two months: No