ECDIS Regulations for owners and managers

We've listed links to various ECDIS regulatory documents useful to superintendents managing the transition to ECDIS.  Let us know if you can suggest other helpful documents and we'll add them.

ECDIS - Guidance for Good Practice
This draws together relevant guidance from seven previous ECDIS circulars into a single, consolidated document. MSC.1/Circ.1503. 24 July 2015

Validity of Type Approval Certification for Marine Products
IMO clarifies the status of older ECDIS equipment.  MSC.1/Circ.1221. 11 December 2011.

Training for ECDIS as primary means of navigation
MCA Guidance.   MIN 503 (M). (Replaces MIN 442). April 2015.

ECDIS training on vessels not using ECDIS as primary means of navigation
Irish Maritime Administration guidance on ECDIS training.  Marine Notice No. 42 of 2014. 17 July 2014

Type-specific ECDIS familiarisation - SIRE programme
Extract from the OCIMF Ship Inspection Report (SIRE) programme.  March 2015

ECDIS Implementation Dates
Graphic display of ship types & ECDIS deadlines.  UKHO table.

Industry recommendations for ECDIS Training
Nautical Institute paper.  November 2012.

ECDIS familiarisation training checklist
Nautical Institute's checklist for type-specific training programmes.  November 2012.


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