860 - 12/12 - Guidance on ECDIS for ships calling at Australian ports
New Passenger Ships >500GT
New Tankers >3,000GT
New Cargo Ships >10,000GT
New Cargo Ships >3,000GT
Existing Passenger Ships >500GT
Existing Tankers >3,000GT
Existing Cargo Ships >50,000GT
Existing Cargo Ships >20,000GT
Existing Cargo Ships >10,000GT
Even where ECDIS is fitted on board prior to these entry dates, regulations and guidelines as laid down by the SOLAS Chapter V Regulations 18 & 19 and IMO Performance Standards (IMO Resolution A.817(19) or MSC.232(82)) must still be complied with.
In addition to hardware and compliance inspections, Australian Port State Control is also carrying out checks on the training of crew members on board. In order to comply with regulations, crew members using ECDIS must have both Generic and Type-Specific training.
Onboard procedures and documentation are also areas in with PSC will carry out checks and inspections.
More information, contained within the full Marine Notice issued by AMSA, can be foundhereSource of Information:
Australian Maritime Safety Authoritywww.amsa.gov.au