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ECDIS Management Manual

A management manual to provide guidance on ECDIS use, with bridge procedures and organization, including all applicable requirement for voyage planning, exuction and monitoring with the use of ECDIS equipment

Regulatory Reference: ECDIS Fitted Vessels, SOLAS Chapter V

Regulatory Reference


This Manual is to be provided onboard in line with the ECDIS requirements. This is a Company Manual which can be published as vessel specific in accordance with client’s requirements. This manual has been developed in line with IMO Guidelines, Latest IHO’s and IEC’s Standards and common marine practice. Approval by the Administration or a Recognised Organisation (RO) on behalf of the Administration is NOT mandatory

Indicative Contents

  • General Information about ECDIS
  • Management of Change and Risk Assessment (for transit to and use of ECDIS)
  • Training Requirements and Onboard Evaluation& Responsibilities
  • Bridge Organization, Bridge Management and Watch Conditions
  • Voyage Planning Using ECDIS
  • Voyage Monitoring Using ECDIS
  • Guidelines For Using and Updating Paper and Electronic Charts
  • Maintenance and Support
  • Emergency Response and ECDIS Anomalies
  • Guidance for Flag and PSC Requirements and Practices
  • Check Lists
  • Forms
  • Ship Specific Information

Info/Plans Required

  • Ship Specific Information (Questionnaire to be submitted)
  • ECDIS instruction manual for all on board systems


  • Master will have a guidance with respect to ECDIS use on board
  • Full pack of Risk assessments for ECDIS use
  • Step by Step guidance to management of change procedure for ECDIS installation and use
  • Detailed instructions, responsibilities and bridge organization
  • Detailed Passage Planning – Route monitoring instructions
  • Recommended package with settings for coastal navigation/pilotage and open oceans
  • Can be updated to vessel specific in accordance with clients requirements

We will Ensure

  • Full compliance with national and international regulations and common marine practice
  • Real life documentation addressed to senior officers and crew onboard
  • Full integration of any client specific requirements
  • Full support provided after development in line with our Document Support Policy

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