|STRIKE ENDED, CANAL OPERATIONS RESUMED
Kiel Canal, Germany
|ELECTRONIC CHART DISPLAY AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS (ECDIS)
|Strike ended, Canal operations resumed|
|Friday, April 22, 2016, Kiel Canal, Germany|
|The strike action at the Kiel Canal ended at 0600 hours local time this morning (22 April) and the Canal is now back in service.(For information about operations in Germany contact the GAC UK Hub Agency Centre at email@example.com)Source: Sartori & Berger, Germany – GAC agent|
|Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS)|
|Friday, April 22, 2016, Australia|
|The phased carriage requirement of Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) is underway and is scheduled to be completed by 2018……Ship owners and operators need to ensure careful management and regular maintenance of both ECDIS hardware and software. MSC.1/Circ.1503 contains guidance on maintenance of ECDIS software and identifies the need to keep ECDIS updated to meet the current International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) standards……A list of known ECDIS anomalies is included in MSC.1/Circ.1503. Due to the complex nature of ECDIS, and because it involves a mix of hardware, software and data, it is possible (but considered not likely) that further undetected anomalies may exist. The existence of anomalies highlights the importance of maintaining ECDIS software to ensure the correct display of up-to-date electronic navigational charts.
To help understand the extent of these anomalies, navigating officers are encouraged to report any such anomalies, including specific details regarding fitted equipment, to their flag State authority….
(For information about operations in Australia contact GAC Australia at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Source: Extract from Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) Marine Notice 8/2016 dated April 2016 – for the full Notice, go to https://apps.amsa.gov.au/