Cyber security procedures protect ECDIS onboard

‘Be Cyber Aware at Sea’ campaign issued its latest newsletter ‘Phish & Ships’, for May 2017 highlighting that the industry needs sufficient redundancy, to avoid failure and to isolate systems from cyber threats. Among many issues, this edition examines the relationship between ECDIS and cyber security.

Japan Club offers guidance on ECDIS

The Japan P&I Club has issued Bulletin regarding”ECDIS”, where it explains the functions, familiarization training and a few important points of its operation.

New ECDIS Data Presentation and Performance Check in ships

The International Hydrographic Organization issued a bulletin concerning its new ECDIS Data Presentation and Performance Check for ships. IHO says that the checks should be run at least once after installing an ECDIS. A re-run is recommended only after a software update, system upgrade or change of equipment. The results should be reported to the IHO if anomalies are found.

New partnership to enhance connectivity to Transas Platform

Transas announced that has signed a partnership agreement with Satcom Global to add integrated connectivity to THESIS, its unified platform for digital operations on ships and in shore-based offices. Satcom Global is an established provider of global satellite services to the maritime industry.

Nautical Institute explains how to make S-Mode reality

Variations in the way different manufacturers display navigation systems have been a cause for concern for several years, prompting calls for a default setting across all models. The Nautical Institute strongly supports the introduction of a Standard, or S-Mode, setting on all systems.

RH Marine’s ECDIS meets future standards

In December 2016 RH Marine’s ECDIS officially went certified meeting the updated International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) standard that will be effective on the 1st of September 2017.

Be part of SAFETY4SEA Smart Shipping Survey

SAFETY4SEA seeks to assess how maritime stakeholders realize the current and future smart shipping challenges and establish the nature of ECDIS & e-Navigation, Cyber Safety/ Cyber Security, Autonomous Shipping and Future Trends within shipping.

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