Lloyds Register Statutory Alert:

Lloyds Register
Monday, July 30, 2012

Guidance on ECDIS for ships calling at Australian ports; Applicabilty: All owners and operators of Lloyd’s Register classed vessels trading to Australian waters.


Further to Classification News No. 09/2012, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has issued Marine Notice 11/2012 – Guidance on ECDIS for ships calling at Australian ports, available on their website here. This supersedes the previous Notice 7/2012.


The Notice aims to clarify some of the emerging issues relating to the carriage requirements for Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) and provide guidance to ships fitted with ECDIS calling at Australian ports.
Two flow charts that address ECDIS related issues and which will be used by AMSA’s Port State Control Officers (PSCO) are included.
 

The flow charts outline ECDIS-related implementation and operational issues and the related deficiencies that could be invoked by AMSA’s PSCOs. The assessment of any ECDIS-related deficiencies (along with any remedial action determined) may vary, depending on the circumstances of each case.
 

AMSA’s PSCOs will increasingly focus on the means by which ships meet their SOLAS chart carriage requirements and the effectiveness with which the navigational task is being conducted.

As mandatory carriage of ECDIS is being phased in from 1 July, 2012, owners and operators of ECDIS-fitted ships are encouraged to take the guidance in Marine Notice 11/2012 into account.
 

What should owners and operators do now?
Shipowners and operators should check whether ECDIS is shown on the vessel’s Record of Safety Equipment (i.e., Form E, Form C or Form P). If it is and you think that the arrangements on board do not fully comply with the Australian requirements then you should contact the issuer of the certificate for further advice.
 

Maritime Reporter July 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

TSB Investigating Ferry, Pleasure Craft Collision

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is deploying a team of investigators to Laval, Quebec, following a collision between the ferry Paule II and a pleasure craft which occurred on August 1.

First Vessel of New Rescue Class Launched

Global shipping and energy services firm, Craig Group, has launched its first F-Class vessel, the Grampian Fortress. The IMT 958 multi-role emergency response and

MacArthur Lock Dewatered for Emergency Repairs

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, announced the MacArthur Lock, located on the Soo Locks at Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., is experiencing mechanical

Ports

Norwegian Epic to Sail from Port Canaveral

Port Canaveral will homeport Norwegian Cruise Line’s (NCL) largest ship and currently the third largest in the world—the Norwegian Epic—starting in November 2016,

MacArthur Lock Dewatered for Emergency Repairs

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, announced the MacArthur Lock, located on the Soo Locks at Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., is experiencing mechanical

Renovated Research Vessel Sets Sail

French scientific research vessel completely renovated in life extension project. French research vessel Marion Dufresne II left Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque (part

Navigation

MacArthur Lock Dewatered for Emergency Repairs

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, announced the MacArthur Lock, located on the Soo Locks at Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., is experiencing mechanical

VARD SeaQ Bridge gets Lilaas touch

‘Finger-grip’ vessel control offering precise tactile feedback may seem radical for those accustomed to conventional levers, but the combination is proving a

NMDC Breaks Several Records on New Suez Canal Project

UAE dredging and marine construction firm National Marine Dredging Company (NMDC) has announced the completion of the New Suez Canal project.   The $8bn (£5bn)

Maritime Safety

TSB Investigating Ferry, Pleasure Craft Collision

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is deploying a team of investigators to Laval, Quebec, following a collision between the ferry Paule II and a pleasure craft which occurred on August 1.

First Vessel of New Rescue Class Launched

Global shipping and energy services firm, Craig Group, has launched its first F-Class vessel, the Grampian Fortress. The IMT 958 multi-role emergency response and

MacArthur Lock Dewatered for Emergency Repairs

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, announced the MacArthur Lock, located on the Soo Locks at Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., is experiencing mechanical

Classification Societies

Strategic Marine: Stock Program Full Power Ahead

Strategic Marine confirmed its stock program of personnel transport vessels is market-ready.  “Our stock program currently incorporates two class leading designs

LR First to Certify Small Caribbean Ships

LR is the first class society to certify small commercial ships operating in the Caribbean After becoming the first classification society to issue Cargo

ClassNK Releases Guidelines for CNG Carriers

Classification society ClassNK has released its Guidelines for Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Carriers.   Global economic and population growth is bringing about

Consulting

Jonathan Appointed LOC Group's London MD

In line with LOC’s continual global growth and strengthening of the senior management team,  Britain has been appointed as Managing Director of the London operation.

Ross is Fleet Manager, Heidmar

Heidmar announced the promotion of Duncan Ross to Fleet Manager. Duncan joined Heidmar’s London office in 2012 as vessel manager.  Prior to joining Heidmar,

Rolls-Royce Takes Davies on Board

Rolls-Royce appointed Alan Davies as a Non-Executive Director. He will join the Board with effect from November 1, 2015 and will become a member of the Nominations and Governance Committee,

 
 
Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Pipelines Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1617 sec (6 req/sec)