Published: October 2022
ECDIS Procedures Guide Volume 1 has been significantly updated to reflect all the latest software, hardware, documentation, PSC/audit skill gaps, and best practice procedures in ECDIS navigation. It contains all ECDIS navigation principles, standards, documentation compliance and PSC preparation. All recommendations are designed to accompany a ship’s safety management system (SMS).
Type Specific Information Volume 2 introduces Type Specific ECDIS Quick Reference Guides. These enable navigators to quickly identify the differences between systems, and improve familiarisation. A brand-new checklist to maintain system performance and hardware, including all new 2022 legally required hardware options, has been created and included.
This new edition features two publication volumes presented in a slipcase.
ECDIS Procedures Guide 2022–2023 Edition Volume 1
It is vital that all ships carrying ECDIS have installed and understand the latest updates and requirements. This title provides a framework, as well as supporting background information and checklists, to aid officers in fulfilling STCW requirements. It helps companies implement best practice in the use of ECDIS on board their ships.
The 2022–2023 edition has been updated to include the latest ECDIS sensor configurations, with flowcharts offering a visual aid to assist in the event of failure. A new section on route planning has been updated to include clear instructions on producing a safe passage plan.
Volume 1 also features updated navigation audit observations and non-conformities found on ECDIS, including the recent flag State Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) results. The latest ‘Top 20’ ECDIS questions have been added, which reflect on the observations and incident findings between 2018 and 2022.
Type Specific Information 2022–2023 Volume 2
This edition includes Type Specific ECDIS Quick Reference Guides to help the navigator identify the functional differences between systems and increase the speed of familiarisation. These Guides include a specific reference to each system’s latest software version, which all ships should adhere to. The Guides include the latest standards required on board, concentrating on the latest typical ECDIS configurations of sensors at sea, and the list of sensors now available for integration.
New chapters include the 2023 ISM ECDIS Audit Template, which adds the new risk assessment ‘weight’ to either equipment defects or ECDIS operator knowledge gaps at either internal or external audit. A more detailed step-by-step plan to ensure ECDIS cyber resilience has been added as well as an expansion of worked solutions and diagrams on the capabilities of ECDIS VRD, what is can and cannot do, and examples of how to download, export and import.
The latest modules and power points for the updated 2022 IMO 1.27 ECDIS course are also covered, and a more detailed understanding of CATZOCs and appreciation of chart reliability when Appraising the chart as part of the passage planning process has been added.