The MoUs of Paris and Tokyo will carry out a joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Navigational Safety from September to November 2017.
The CIC is expected to include compliance with Safety of Navigation, including Electronic Chart Display Information Systems (ECDIS). It is a mandatory requirement under SOLAS regulation V/19.2.10. from Jul 2018 that all cargo ships of 10,000 GT and above shall comply with the ECDIS requirements.
The Club has learnt from it’s association with INTERCARGO that between January and May 2016 AMSA detained eight vessels due to ECDIS deficiencies. As much, Members should be aware of the upcoming campaign, for the sake of good order we attach MSC.1/Circ.1503 which details Good Practice for the use of ECDIS.
Source of Information
Loss Prevention / INTERCARGO