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- 10 Steps - Introduction
- 01 :: How your fleet will be affected?
- 02 :: Your implementation strategy
- 03 :: Choosing the correct ECDIS fit
- 04 :: Choose the right chart solution
- 05 :: Get your crew trained
- 06 :: Get Flag State Certification
- 07 :: Demonstrate compliance
- 08 :: Co-ordinate ship and shore
- 09 :: Start now!
- 10 :: Safety and efficiency
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Step 1. Find out how your fleet will be affected?
Fitting of ECDIS will become mandatory in a rolling timetable that begins in July 2012. The legislation will be phased by vessel type and size to eventually apply to almost all large merchant vessels and passenger ships. Use the diagram to determine which of your ships will be affected and when.
The timetable for newbuilds is based on the date the vessel's keel is laid. Existing vessels will be required to fit ECDIS in advance of the first survey after the implementation date. There are no requirements for existing cargo vessels of less than 10,000 gross tons. Flag States may exempt vessels that will be taken permanently out of service within two years of the implementation date.