ECDIS- On the Way to Cost Savings and Safer Navigation

Written by Saurav Chandra

With the introduction of the amendments to SOLAS regulation V/19 making the carriage of Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) under SOLAS chapter V Safety of Navigation mandatory, as proposed by NAV 54, the BIG question now is how and when to implement the ECDIS and ’Paperless Navigation’ on board vessels. Waiting until the last applicable dates may seem to be an obvious choice but obvious choice is not always the best choice. Paperless navigation has proven to save costs (eventually), enhance safety on board and attract quality manpower. Can such factors definitely offset the cost of implementation?

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Saurav Chandra

Belong to the league of designers who are responsible for giving this ship building industry most efficient and green ships. Responsible for design, construction and repair of merchant ships, boats, warships, submarines, yachts and offshore structures. Acquire the ability to analyse and interpret information and drawings, a creative and loical mind, sound judgement and team working skills with leadership qualities. Having work experience in both basic design and detail design of ships in india as well as abroad. Believe in good balance between more energy efficient design and environment friendly design.


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