The years of debate about the manda- tory carriage of ECDIS (electronic chart display information sys- tems) seem to be close to a conclusion, with reports from IMO’s NAV54 sub- committee meetings con- firming that members have reached a consensus in favour of making the tech- nology a required fit for
ocean going vessels. With agreement having
finally been reached, IMO is now looking forward to the further necessary steps to add this requirement to IMO’s Safety Of Life At Sea (SOLAS) convention.
These steps will include the presentation of the NA V54 agreement to IMO’s MSC (Maritime Safety Committee) at its 85th session later this year for ratification, but it seems likely that this approval will be granted and that mandatory ECDIS will soon become a reality on future vessel bridges.
what a bunch of nancys