| Fri, Mar 25, 2016, 11:03 AM EDT
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) released the much anticipated 5th edition of Bridge Procedures Guide in March of 2016. The new 5th edition supersedes the previous 4th edition issued in 2007. What's it for? Bridge Procedures Guide is used to reflect current best navigational practice on commercial ships, operating in...
Charles Hays | Mon, Feb 08, 2016, 12:02 PM EST
Who does §33 CFR 164 apply to for Federal carriage requirements of nautical charts and publications? U.S. vessels meeting the applicability parameters in §33 CFR 164.01 are required to comply with federal carriage requirements for nautical charts and publications as found in §33 CFR 164.33 and §33 CFR 164.72. §33 CFR 164.01 applicability parameters are: ...
Charles Hays | Fri, Aug 07, 2015, 03:08 PM EDT
The International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) has well documented mandatory carriage of ECDIS for SOLAS class vessels, but new technical standards for ECDIS are coming soon. While accurate and reliable nautical chart information is presented by trained cartographers, the portrayal of electronic navigation charts (ENCs) on an ECDIS screen is...
Charles Hays | Thu, Feb 05, 2015, 12:02 PM EST
ECDIS (Electronic Chart Display & Information System) & official chart requirements SOLAS requires certain ships to meet International Maritime Organization (IMO) provisions defined in the 1974 International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS,) together with its amendments. IMO SOLAS V/19 outlines requirements for the types of...