The IMO sub-committee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR) has extended the transition period for software updates to existing ECDIS for one year, to 31 August 2017, which will give all ship owners using ECDIS an extra twelve months to update their equipment to the latest presentation standards and maintain compliance.
The International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) has published new versions of some of its ECDIS Standards, reviewed and updated to reflect lessons learned from earlier reports of unexpected chart behaviour in some ECDIS.
The International Hydrographic Bureau (IHB) has issued a circular with updated information on the results of an ENC Data Presentation and Performance Check initiated in October 2011 to examine the performance of ECDIS systems, which notes that only one-third of the manufacturers’ systems reported were functioning as expected.
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