Mar 282010

imageSteamship Mutual has issued a new Risk Alert to cover ECDIS implementation requirements.

Since 2002 it has been an option for vessels to be fitted with an Electronic Chart Display and Information System, ECDIS, along with a backup arrangement as a means of fulfilling the requirement under SOLAS regulation V/19-2.1.4 for the vessel to carry nautical charts for the
intended voyage. This option is now being changed into a mandatory requirement as at a meeting of the IMO Maritime Safety Committee in May / June 2009 further amendments to SOLAS regulation V/19 were made to make the carriage of ECDIS mandatory on vessels engaged in international voyages with an expected date of entry into force of 1st January 2011.

Download the Risk Alert Here

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