US Coast Guard announced an update to its navigation guidance for the use of electronic charts in lieu of paper charts and publications. The updated version of Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular identifies voluntary acceptable equivalencies to paper charts and publications and position fixing and plotting requirements.
AMSA provides an overview to facilitate vessels calling at Australian ports with the safe and effective use of ECDIS and to inform operators about ECDIS requirements for compliance during PSC inspections.
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority issued a marine notice, in order to draw attention to the importance of using only official nautical charts to comply with flag State requirements, under Chapter V of the amended International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea.
In its monthly “Risk Watch” report, the Britannia P&I Club informs ship operators on the importance of ensuring a correct appliance of charts, on ships that are using traditional paper charts, as well as on ships that are using ECDIS as the primary means for navigation.
The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has announced that Italy now approves the use of e-Nautical Publications (e-NPs) and ADMIRALTY Digital Publications (ADP) in place of paper equivalents.
The Bahamas Maritime Authority has issued information bulletin to outline the Bahamas requirements for the carriage of ECDIS and carriage of nautical charts and publications in electronic and paper formats.
AMSA is enforcing compliance with SOLAS requirements for up-to-date charts and publications, including voyage planning, as part of their Port State Control efforts.
AMSA has issued notice to draw attention to navigational practices that should be followed by masters and officers in charge of a navigational watch on ships operating in Australian waters.
AMSA has issued Marine Notice to draw the attention the importance of using official nautical charts
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