Cookies help us deliver the best experience on our website. By using our website, you agree to our use of cookies Dismiss

CIRM publishes ECDIS test procedures

Comité International Radio-Maritime (CIRM), the association of marine electronics companies, has published its Guideline on Performance Test Procedure for ECDIS, outlining tests to be carried out on a ship’s ECDIS installation to determine if it meets the operational requirements defined by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}The new Guideline describes a range of manufacturer-recommended tests and checks, which correspond to IMO’s requirements for ECDIS as laid down in SOLAS regulations V/19.2 and V/27, MSC.232(82) and MSC.1/Circ.1503/Rev.1.

CIRM says that development of the Guideline was initiated in response to concerns raised by stakeholders across the maritime industry about the condition of in-service ECDIS. Problems typically encountered include inadequate power supply arrangements, the running of outdated software versions, disabled audio signal for alerts, and the incorrect functioning of interfaces to connected equipment.

The Guideline was produced by CIRM’s ECDIS Working Group, with the input of ECDIS manufacturers, system integrators, and service providers.

“We are very pleased that CIRM members have come together to develop a practical solution to industry concerns about the operational condition of ECDIS,” said CIRM secretary-general, Frances Baskerville.

“This new Guideline will provide stakeholders with effective measures to identify and address ECDIS operational issues. ECDIS is a key navigational tool and it is therefore essential that systems function as IMO intended.”

The Guideline is free-to-use and available on the CIRM website.{/mprestriction}

Related items

Joomla SEF URLs by Artio

Login/Register

Register or Login to view even more of our content. Basic registration is free.

Register now

Digital Ship magazine provides the latest information about maritime satellite communications technology, software systems, navigation technology, computer networks, data management and TMSA. It is published ten times a year.

 

Address:
Digital Ship Ltd
Digital Ship - Digital Energy Journal
39-41 North Road
London
N7 9DP
United Kingdom

Copyright © 2020 Digital Ship Ltd. All rights reserved           Cookie Policy         Privacy Policy