DNVGL on ECDIS upgrading – what you should do

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The International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) has revised its ECDIS standards, with an implementation date of 1 September 2017. A new ECDIS installed after 31 August 2017 shall conform to the latest IHO standards.

DNV GL has been approached by customers uncertain about how to interpret the new requirements for their fleet in service. Is an upgrade of the ECDIS in operation required? Or even a complete replacement? Will an exemption application be viable? To name just a few questions.

For existing ECDIS installations, the IMO has addressed the issue of software maintenance in guideline MSC.1/Circ.1503. The general perception in the maritime industry appears to be that the guideline shall be followed and that an ECDIS upgrade must be conducted for ships in service. Most flag administrations have addressed compliance with the latest IHO standards as mandatory for ships flying their flag. This means that an ECDIS upgrade will be required.

It is expected that several port states will also consider an upgrade as mandatory, and that lack of upgrading may be considered a deficiency, which could lead to detainment. A confirmation of this anticipation can unfortunately not be expected until the implementation date has been passed.

DNVGL Recommendation

General recommendation is therefore to contact your ECDIS manufacturer to initiate an upgrade of existing ECDIS software for compliance with the latest IHO standards.

Ing.-Buero Querin GmbH receives certification for Sperry Marine gyro

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We are proud to announce that Ing.-Buero Querin GmbH has been approved and certified by Sperry Marine for the sale, installation, maintenance, as well as repair for the product line of gyro compasses.

“This is a great addition to our continuously expanding portfolio. With the certification we will be able to serve our customers on an even wider range while using only one contact.” – Christian Querin CEO

We are looking forward to the challenges and possibilities in our new line of products and are excited to present our new skills to our customers.


Scheduled Maintenance On The Iridium SBD Service

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Maintenance period date & time: Wednesday 30th November 2016, 17:00 – 18:00 GMT.

During the time frame provided, Iridium will be performing maintenance on the above mentioned services. Customers may experience degraded, intermittent or even a complete loss of service during the indicated maintenance window.

Top 10 Shipowning Nations by Value

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Today we look at an infographic showing Top 10 Shipowning Nations by Value (USD Millions), including the percentage change difference against 2015, provided by VesselsValue.

The data in this infographic contains all live and on order vessels. Click on below image to enlarge.