MIN 445 Use of ECDIS as the primary means of navigation

Makes clear the requirements for using an electronic chart display and information system (ECDIS) as the primary means of navigation.

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MIN 445 (M+F) Navigation safety: electronic chart display and information system (ECDIS) - use of ECDIS as primary means of navigation (PMN)

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This notice is for all:

  • ship masters
  • fishing vessel skippers
  • masters of commercially and privately operated yachts and sail training vessels
  • shipping companies
  • ship and fishing vessel operator
  • recognised organisations
  • nautical colleges and third party electronic chart display and information system (ECDIS) training service providers
  • notified bodies and ECDIS equipment manufacturers
Published 31 October 2012