Circular 74

ATTENTION:
Management
Safety Dpt.

Quality/Environmental Dpt.
Crew/Marine Dpt.
Operations Dpt.

Date:31/3/2014

REF. NO: TQC-CIRC-74

IMO - CARRIAGE REQUIREMENTS FOR ECDIS
SHIP SPECIFIC ECDIS PROCEDURE MANUAL

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Regulation

Amendment to SOLAS Chapter V regulation 19.2 requires ships engaged on international voyages to be fitted with ECDIS. Existing Vessels not already fitted with ECDIS are required to meet the below time constraints:

Type of Ships Gross Tonnage Existing Ships
Tankers 3,000 and above Not later than the first survey* on or after 1/07/2015
Others 50,000 and above Not later than the first survey* on or after 1/07/2016
20,000 and above but less than 50,000 Not later than the first survey* on or after 1/07/2017
10,000 and above but less than 20,000 Not later than the first survey* on or after 1/07/2018
3,000 and above but less than 10,000 No retrofitting requirements to existing ships less than 10,000 gt
* The first survey means the first annual survey, the first periodical survey or the first renewal survey, whichever is due first after the date specified. For a cargo ship (non-passenger ship), this is either the Cargo Ship Safety Equipment Survey or, for ships with a Cargo Ship Safety Certificate, the Cargo Ship Safety Survey.



Requirements

Companies are required to proceed promptly with fitting necessary ECDIS equipment depending on ship type and size.


However, apart from the hardware requirements, specific new procedural requirements need to be documented and implemented affecting the company’s ISM system.


Companies must provide their vessels with revised procedures and instructions regarding the safe use of ECDIS for a number of navigational processes such as charts correction and charts management, passage plan evaluation - recording - execution - monitoring, navigational audits process / checklists etc.


TQC Assistance

At TQC, having the necessary experience and expertise, we can provide a number of solutions including the development of ship-specific ECDIS Operations & Procedures Manuals and we can further review/ amend as required the Company’s SMS to comply with the above as well as any additional Flag Administration requirements in competitive prices.


Please contact us for further information or quotation.

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