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Tag: ECDIS

Best practice guide for CIC on Safety of Navigation

navigation

SQE MARINE consulting company recommends best practices to check compliance with the applicable requirements of the SOLAS Convention for the forthcoming CIC on Safety of Navigation. Ship managers should be prepared for the questionnaire and address all items as appropriate. A safety equipment check (regarding safety of navigation items) should be performed and procedures included in SMS (or other relevant publications) to be reviewed for conformance.

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CIC Questionnaire on Safety of Navigation is now available

cargo securing

Paris MoU has released the  questionnaire for the forthcoming CIC on safety of navigation in compliance with SOLAS Chapter V. The aim of the CIC is to check compliance with the applicable requirements of the SOLAS Convention, the overall status of the vessel’s navigation safety, and the competency of crew involved in navigation operations. The Paris MoU will conduct the CIC jointly with the Tokyo MoU from 1 September to 30 November 2017.

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Technology on board: friend or foe?

connectivity

Laura Grant, UK P&I Club, commented on the increasing reliance on technology within shipping, as the years have progressed. Among its positive effects within the shipping world is that it has allowed crews to stay in contact with loved ones while on long journeys, but sometimes it may go wrong.

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Interoperable ship and shore connection realized

shore

The STM Validation project has made the first operational tests with the shore centre manufacturers. The standardised information exchange mechanism makes it possible for actors to connect seamlessly at the first attempt and without any discussions on formats, interfaces or communications means.

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Paris MoU, Tokyo MoU announce CIC on ECDIS

campaign

The Paris Memorandum of Understanding has announced that it will be conducting a concentrated inspection campaign jointly with the Tokyo MoU. The campaign will focus on navigation safety, including Electronic Chart Display Information Systems. The Black Sea MoU will also participate in same CIC campaign.

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Cyber security procedures protect ECDIS onboard

cyber

‘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.

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