On 01.01.2009 entered into force the new international requirements for Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS - ECDIS) - The resolution of the International Maritime Organization MSC.232 (82) on 05.12.2006 «ADOPTION OF THE REVISED PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR ELECTRONIC CHART DISPLAY AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS (ECDIS)».
It is worth mentioning that the first international document defining the operational and technical requirements for ECDIS was adopted 23 November 1995 (22 years ago) Resolution A.817 (19), to which subsequently twice hosted amendments (Resolution MSC.64 (67) on 04.12.1996 (Appendix 6 "Back-up requirements") and Resolution MSC.86 (70) on 08.12.1998 (Appendix 7 "RCDS Mode of Operation").
Based on these documents, taken in due time of the International Maritime Organization, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC - IEC) has developed and adopted the first and second edition of the international standard IEC 61174,which today has been in existence in its third edition, dated September 2008 and defines the methods of testing and required results ECDIS test during type approval procedures for these systems.
In the new international instruments (IMO resolution, IEC standard) that define the modern requirements for ECDIS, considered the experience of the development and use of these systems for more than a decade.
The Rules of the Russian Maritime Register of equipment of ships new requirements for ECDIS, at the level of certain IMO Resolution MSC.232 (82), were included in the 2008 edition of the Rules, which were published and came into force on 01.10.2008
In addition, it is worth to note that the developers and manufacturers of ECDIS apart from the new IMO resolution MSC.232 (82) will need to take into account the requirements of resolution MSC.191 (79) of 06.12.2004, the «PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR THE PRESENTATION OF NAVIGATION- RELATED INFORMATION oN SHIPBORNE NAVIGATIONAL DISPLAYS », which entered into force on 01.07.2008 r and also taken into account in the Register of Regulations on the equipment of ships, 2008 edition.
Also, in terms of new regulations relating to electronic cartography, and, in particular, to the ECDIS, should take into account the publication of the International Maritime Organization of the two circulars, detailing the specific issues of using ECDIS:
- SN.1/Circ. 207/Rev.1 от 22.10.2007 г. – «DIFFERENCES BETWEEN RCDS AND ECDIS»
- SN.1/Circ. 266 от 22.10.2007 г. – «MAINTENANCE OF ELECTRONIC CHART DISPLAY AND INFORMATION SYSTEM (ECDIS) SOFTWARE»
Currently, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC - IEC) completing the development of the first edition of IEC 62376 "Electronic Chart System (ECS).(“Electronic chart system (ECS) – Operational and performance requirements, method of testing and required test results”) which is essentially for the first time, it will be clearly defined status of electronic mapping systems, namely the use of a means of navigation in ships, that do not fall under the requirements of SOLAS (Chapter V).
The draft standard is expected ECS classification (classes A, B and C - depending on user requirements) and stipulates that different categories of vessels, such as non-conventional passenger ships, small fishing boats, pleasure boats, which are operated under certain conditions, can be equipped with navigation systems (electronic chart systems), providing functionality that meets the needs of these vessels,but the flag Administration should be defined with acceptability of the use of ECS to certain categories of non-SOLAS vessels.
Equipped with ECDIS shall be the following categories of ships engaged on international voyages, which will be built 01.07.2012 or after this date:
- Passenger ships of 500 gross tonnage or more;
- Tankers of 3,000 gross tonnage or more.
Also, under the mandatory carriage of ECDIS will be subject to the following categories of ships engaged on international voyages:
- Cargo ships, other than tankers, of 10,000 gross tonnage
and more to be built 01.07.2013 or after this date;
- Cargo ships, other than tankers, of 3,000 gross tonnage or more,
but less than 10,000, which will be built by 01.07.2014 or after this date.
With regard to existing ships and ships constructed before 01.07.2012 (in relation to passenger ships of 500 gross tonnage or more and tankers of 3,000 gross tonnage or more) or built before 01.07.2013 y. (Applicable to cargo ships that are not tankers, of 10,000 gross tonnage or more) they are to be phased ECDIS equipment, to be completed no later than the first survey of equipment and supplies after the year 30/06/2018 (Actually equipment will be carried out until the end of September 2019).
It should be noted that the amendment provides for the granting of exemptions to equip the ships ECDIS, which will be permanently taken out of service for 2 years after the date specified by the amendments.
"Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) must be equipped with the following ships engaged on international voyages:
- Passenger ships of 500 gross tonnage and upwards constructed July 1, 2012 or after that date;
- Tankers of 3,000 gross tonnage and upwards constructed July 1, 2012 or after that date;
- Ships with a gross tonnage of 10,000 or more (other than passenger ships and tankers) built by July 1, 2013 or after that date;
- Ships of 3,000 gross tonnage and above but less than 10000 (other than passenger ships and tankers) built by July 1, 2014 or after this date.
Ships engaged on international voyages, shall be fitted with an electronic chart display and information system (ECDIS) on the following dates:
- Passenger ships of 500 gross tonnage and upwards constructed before 1 July 2012, - no later than the first survey of equipment and supplies
after June 30, 2014 .;
- Tankers of 3,000 gross tonnage and upwards constructed before 1 July 2012, - no later than the first survey of equipment and supplies
after June 30, 2015 .;
- Ships with a gross tonnage of 50,000 or more (other than passenger ships and tankers), constructed before 1 July 2013 -
not later than the first survey of equipment and supplies after June 30, 2016 .;
- Ships with a gross tonnage of 20,000 and more but less than 50000 (other than passenger ships and tankers), constructed before 1 July 2013 -
not later than the first survey of equipment and supplies after June 30, 2017 .;
- Ships of 10,000 gross tonnage and above but less than 20000 (other than passenger ships and tankers), constructed before 1 July 2013 -
not later than the first survey of equipment and supplies after June 30, 2018 ".
ECDIS FURUNO FMD-3200 / 3300
The ECDIS employs intelligently arranged Graphic User Interface elements that deliver task-based operation scheme to give the operator direct access to necessary operational procedure.
Also, the new ECDIS utilises cutting edge chart-drawing engine that delivers instantaneous chart redraw with the seamless zooming and panning, hence making the ECDIS operation stress-free.
The ECDIS will also bring about streamlined chart management scheme providing easy chart management independent of the chart providers. The ECDIS is compatible with Jeppesen Dynamic Licensing and it supports the Admiralty Information Overlay (AIO).
Fully complying with the performance standard of ECDIS stipulated in IMO resolution MSC.232(82), the ECDIS is going to be a suitable candidate designated for new installation as well as retrofit to fulfill ECDIS mandatory carriage that is phasing in from July 2012 onward.
Complies with the following IMO and IEC regulations :
IEC 61162-1 Ed. 4
IEC 61162-2 Ed. 1
IEC 61162-450 Ed. 1
IEC 61174 Ed. 4
IEC 62288 Ed .2
IHO/S-57 Edition 3 vector chart (IHO S-63 data protection scheme)
Admiralty Vector Chart Service by UKHO
Jeppesen Primar ECDIS Service
ARCS raster chart
*C-MAP Professional+ is a private chart, hence not construed as replacement for paper chart.
Interface with Jeppesen Dynamic Licensing Service available
Compatibility with Admiralty Information Overlay (AIO) for further navigation safety
Furuno FMD-3200 represents the Electronic and cartographical navigation and information system (ECDIS) with the 19-inch color liquid-crystal display.
The Furuno FMD-3200 ECDIS new user interface provides fast and exact planning of a route, and also convenience of monitoring and work with navigation data.
Control of ECDIS is exercised by means of the control unit or the trackball (picking is specified in case of the order of the equipment). The trackball allows to manage remotely system and provides access to all its functions and opportunities while the control unit is equipped with all necessary keys, including complete QWERTY keyboard.
TRANSAS SOENKI/ECDIS 270
SOENKI/ECDIS 270 24VDC, Panel PC - represents a hardware and software system which can work as autonomous system or as a part of the integrated navigation system.
The hardware and software system is a monoblock with the LCD display , the keypad with the trackball, additional equipment and the software.
Complete set :
Electronic Chart Display and Information System ;
System route - planing ;
System of monitoring of a route and tracking the objects surrounding the vessel ;
Alarm system ;
System of updates and updating of a collection of electronic charts ;
System of integration of navigation equipment ;
Control system of operation of navigation sensors ;
System of backup and restore of record of navigation information .
Main features :
The provided information ;
Work on internal waterways ;
Work with electronic charts ;
Information from data-base ;
Электронный судовой журнал
Route - planing ;
Emergency alarm ;
Play Back function ;
Integrated weather module ;
Adding radar picture in real mode ;
Integration with UAIS ;
Quality service TRANSAS
The electronic cartographical navigation information system "SOENKI/ECDIS 270" is intended for installation on maritime, river and vessels of the swimming mixed "river sea". The advantage of the equipment is existence of the functionality intended for sea and river vesselss with expeditious transition from sea to a river operating mode and back.
"SOENKI/ECDIS 270" can be established in vessels and be connected to the equipment both in stand alone, and as a part of the integrated navigation system. The possibility of duplication of cartographical and navigation information allows to transfer work of the vessel to technology of work without paper cards that is regulated by the international Convention SOLAS. The equipment provides an integriration of all ship navigation information .
Work with the menu can be performed in the English and Russian languages.