Late September BIMCO informed on the outcome of the fourth session on Implementation of IMO Instrument (III) meeting held in September 2017 and the circular on “Action to be taken by Port States on the required updates of Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS)”. The circular has been launched and is available below.
In the circular, the Sub-Committee agreed that port state control officers (PSCOs) inspecting ships carrying ECDIS that have not been updated as per SOLAS chapter V (owing to the lack of availability of required updates from the manufacturer) should take a pragmatic and practical approach.
BIMCO encourages owners that do not have an updated ECDIS due to the lack of manufacturer's update, seek their flag state for documentation.
IMO Circular III.2/Circ.2 - Action to be taken by Port States on the required updates of ECDIS dated 2 October 2017 0 MBDownload now
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