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The ECDIS Manual – 2nd Edition

This reformatted edition of The ECDIS Manual (2012) has been written in conjunction with leading ECDIS experts and manufacturers to share best practice and ensure an efficient and safe transition to digital navigation for vessels, in accordance with IMO, IHO, Flag State, PSC, ISM, SMS and SIRE requirements.

Overview

Understanding ECDIS and selecting the right ECDIS solution is vital for ensuring the safe and precise navigation of a vessel on track, and on time. The ECDIS Manual, written by ECDIS navigators for ECDIS navigators, draws on the knowledge of leading ECDIS experts and manufacturers, as well as classification societies and NGOs, to support a vessel’s transition to digital navigation in accordance with IMO, IHO, Flag State, PSC, ISM, SMS and SIRE requirements.

The book outlines the history and development of digital navigation, as well as providing detailed explanations of electronic charts and operating systems, supplemented by over 500 helpful screenshots and colour images to guide readers every step of the way. Also included is a CD-ROM containing an ENC Chart Symbol Guide and reference documents concerning ECDIS issued by the IMO and flag States.

Content

Introduction
Acknowledgements
ECDIS Abbreviations and Useful Info
IHO Standards
Photo Acknowledgements
1 History of the Electronic Chart
1.1 An International Agreement
1.1.1 Early Solutions to Comparing Radar and Charts
1.1.2 From Navigation Aids to Navigation Systems to Bridge Systems
1.1.3 Types of Electronic Position-Finding Equipment
1.1.4 Integrated Bridge Projects and Bridge Mechanisation
1.1.5 Inventing Electronic Charts: The First Generation
1.1.6 Creating Official International Standards
1.1.7 UKHO ARCS (Admiralty Raster Chart Service) – A Direct Descendent of Paper-Based Cartography
1.1.8 Why didn’t Marine Electronic Charts Follow the Aviation Model?
1.1.9 Third Generation Vector Charts 1995-2010
1.1.10 Commercial Electronic Charts for the Leisure Market 2005-2010
1.1.11 Fourth Generation Electronic Charts with Passage Planning Tools 2010
1.2 Third ECDIS Conference
2 Regulatory Bodies
2.1 The IHO/IHB
2.2 International Maritime Organization (IMO)
2.2.1 Resolutions
3 Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention
3.1 Implementation Plan
3.2 Timeline
4 Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) Convention
4.1 Before 2012
4.2 2012 Onwards
5 International Safety Management (ISM) Code
5.1 Type-Specific Training
5.2 Safety Management System
6 Port State Control (PSC)
6.1 Paris MoU
6.2 Implications
7 Flag States
7.1 Training
7.2 Standards
7.3 Requirement
7.4 Flag State Guidance
8 Private Vessels
9 The Electronic Chart
9.1 Types of Electronic Chart Data
9.1.1 Hydrographic Office Approved Electronic Charts
9.1.2 Formats
9.1.3 Use of Data
9.1.4 Unofficial or Private Data
9.1.5 Official Data – Nautical Charts
9.2 Creation of Electronic Chart Data
9.2.1 Rendering
9.3 Datums
9.3.1 Horizontal Datum
9.3.2 Vertical Datum
9.4 Encryption and Permits/Licences
9.4.1 Encryption
9.4.2 Permits/Licences
9.5 Raster Charts
9.5.1 Definitions
9.5.2 Characteristics
9.5.2.1 Pixilation and Scale
9.5.2.2 Borders
9.5.3 Raster Navigational Charts (RNCs) – Official Government Raster Charts
9.5.4 Unofficial (Private) Raster Charts
9.6 Vector Charts
9.6.1 Definitions
9.6.2 Characteristics
9.6.3 Official Government Vector Charts – Electronic Navigational Charts (ENCs)
9.6.3.1 IHO Standards
9.6.3.2 System Electronic Navigational Chart (SENC)
9.6.3.3 Presentation Independent Data
9.6.3.4 Presentation Library
9.6.3.5 Interrogation
9.6.3.6 Scale
9.6.4 Display Settings
9.6.5 Construction
9.6.6 Distribution
9.6.7 Datums
9.6.8 Source Data
9.6.9 World Coverage
9.6.10 Digital Chart Catalogues
9.6.11 Unofficial (Private) Vector Charts
9.6.11.1 Appearance
9.6.11.2 Data Manipulation
9.6.11.3 Data Concerns
9.6.11.4 Naming and Coverage
9.7 Data Management
9.7.1 Responsibility
9.7.2 RCDS Management
9.7.3 ENC Data Authorities
10 The Operating System
10.1 International Regulations
10.1.1 SOLAS
10.1.2 IHO
10.2 ECDIS Performance Standards
10.2.1 Type Approval
10.2.2 MSC 232(82) ECDIS Performance Standards (extracts)
10.3 ECDIS Operation
10.3.1 System Control
10.3.1.1 Turning On/Off
10.3.1.2 Controls
10.3.1.3 Menu Systems
10.3.1.4 Side Panels
10.3.1.5 Screen Displays
10.3.1.6 System Units
10.3.2 Data Management
10.3.2.1 Dual/Multi Fuel
10.3.2.2 Installing and Updating
10.3.2.3 Loading/Selecting
10.3.2.4 Unloading/Removing
10.3.3 Data Display
10.3.3.1 Symbols
10.3.3.2 Colour Palettes
10.3.3.3 Display Feature Sets
10.3.3.4 Interrogation
10.3.4 Route Planning
10.3.4.1 Port Locator
10.3.4.2 Notes, Surveys and Datums
10.3.4.3 Chartpoints
10.3.4.4 Defining Safe Water
10.3.4.5 Creating a Route
10.3.4.6 Saving Work
10.3.4.7 Route Scanning
10.3.4.8 Adding Notes and Objects
10.3.4.9 Alternative Route
10.3.5 Route Monitoring
10.3.5.1 Safety/Chart Settings
10.3.5.2 Position Monitoring
10.3.5.3 Main Screen
10.3.5.4 Look Ahead/Position Offset
10.3.5.5 Split Screen
10.3.6 Positional Checking
10.3.7 Radar Information Overlay (RIO)
10.3.8 Fixing
10.3.9 Secondary Position Monitoring
10.3.10 Anti-grounding Cone
10.3.11 General Options
10.3.12 Alarms and Indications
10.3.12.1 Definitions
10.3.12.2 ENCs
10.3.12.3 RNCs
10.4 Route Management
10.4.1 Pilotage
10.4.2 SAR/MOB
10.4.3 Voyage Recording/Playback
10.4.4 Electronic Logbooks
10.4.5 Sensors
10.4.5.1 Calibration and Antenna Offsets
10.4.5.2 GNSS
10.4.5.3 Gyro
10.4.5.4 Log
10.4.5.5 Echo Sounders
10.4.5.6 Radar
10.4.5.7 AIS
10.4.5.8 Tidal Information
10.4.6 Automatic Track Control
10.4.7 ECDIS Failure
10.4.7.1 Backup System
10.4.7.2 Blackout or Total Electrical Failure
10.4.7.3 Reversion to Paper Charts
10.5 ECDIS Interpretation
10.5.1 Passage Planning
10.5.1.1 Appraisal – Gathering the information
10.5.1.2 Planning – Creation of the plan
10.5.1.3 Execution – Interpretation
10.5.1.4 Monitoring – Checking
10.5.2 Human/Machine Interface
10.5.2.1 The Human Factor
10.5.2.2 Alarm Management
10.5.2.3 Situational Awareness
10.5.3 ECDIS Understanding
10.5.3.1 Scale
10.5.3.2 Source
10.5.3.3 Environmental Effects
10.5.3.4 Datums
10.5.3.5 ECDIS and ECS Manufacturers
11 ECDIS Related Incidents
11.1 Case Studies
11.1.1 2001 ‘MV Choice’
11.1.2 2006 ‘Skagern’ and ‘Samskip Courier’
11.1.3 2006 ‘MV Thunder’
11.1.4 2006 ‘Octopus’ and ‘Harald’
11.1.5 2007 ‘Sea Express 1’ and ‘Alaska Rainbow’
11.1.6 2007 ‘Ursine’ and ‘Pride of Bruges’
11.1.7 2008 ‘Pride of Canterbury’
11.1.8 2008 ‘CFL Performer’
11.1.9 2009 ‘Antari’
11.1.10 2009 ‘Maersk Kendal’
11.2 US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)
11.2.1 1995 ‘Royal Majesty’
11.2.2 2007 ‘Empress of the North’
11.2.3 2007 ‘Axel Spirit’
11.2.4 2007 ‘Cosco Busan’
11.3 ECDIS Incident Investigation Check Off List
12 Paperless Navigation in Practice – A Case Study
12.1 Considerations
12.2 General Operations
12.3 Why Paperless?
12.4 What to Consider/Preparation
12.5 Benefits
12.6 Weakness
12.7 Conclusion
Appendix 1 Presentation by Robert Ward, Director IHO, at the international ECDIS conference, 2009
Appendix 2 SOLAS V 1974 as amended MSC282(86)
Appendix 3 STCW Manila Amendment extracts
Appendix 4 IHO S-66, ECDIS Training

Details

Title: The ECDIS Manual
Subtitle: Reformatted 1st Edition
Product Code: WS1502K
ISBN: ISBN 13: 978-1-85609-507-5 (9781856095075), ISBN 10: 1-85609-507-X (185609507X)
Published Date: March 2016
Weight: 1.40 kg
Author: ECDIS LTD