ECDIS standard IMO performance standard

ECDIS standard IMO performance standard

Electronic Chart display and information system.
Digital version of paper Chart.
Interface with GPS/DGPS, Gyro, Radar/ARPA, AIS, speed log.

ECDIS standard
S-57: IHO standard data.
S-52: specifications for chart Data.
S-63: way to protect ENC data.

IMO performance standard
MSC resolution 232(82)
ECDIS should Meet,
S-57: IHO standard data.
S-52: specifications for chart Data.
S-63: way to protect ENC data.
ECDIS should,
Ensure safe and efficient navigation
Display all information
Save full track for entire voyage
Reduce workload
Plot position
Give Alarm

SOLAS requirement
SOLAS chapter V Regulation 19 and 27.
New ship constructed on or after 1st July 2012.

Backup arrangements
Adequate backup arrangements
One master – one backup platform
One platform – paper Chart

ECDIS advantage
Interface with GPS-DGPS, Gyro, Radar-ARPA, AIS, speed log.
Safe and efficient navigation.
Reliable.
Simple operation.
Reduce workload.
Help to execute: passage Planning, route monitoring, position fixing.
Anti collision.
Anti grounding.
Playback mode.
Weather forecasting data.

ECDIS Disadvantage
Input data need to be up to date.
Malfunction of any connected equipment.
Malfunction of ECDIS itself.
Sudden shutdown.
Virus.
Data hacking.
Required constant electrical power.
Required skills.
Over reliance results in dangerous situation.

ECDIS alarms
Safety contour
Safety depth
Cross track error
WP approaching
Special area approaching
Malfunction of any connected equipment
Malfunction of ECDIS itself

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