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UKHO Updates ECDIS Guidance

The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office has published revised guidance for mariners to comply with IMO regulations during Port State Control inspections.

The updated Admiralty ENC and ECDIS Maintenance Record (NP133C) publications offer easy-to-use checklists and templates to record ECDIS annual performance checks and software maintenance.

“Shipping’s regulatory landscape is constantly changing and these important revisions to the ENC Maintenance Record reflect that shifting picture. Mariners need to be able to accurately and efficiently follow and record ENC and ECDIS management processes on the bridge,” said Thomas Mellor, head of digital standards at UKHO.

The update to NPC133C is designed to mitigate cyber risk through recorded risk assessments in line with the IMO deadline of Jan. 1, 2021 on cyber-security.

Photo: NPC133C provides advice on cyber-threat to shipping. Credit: UKHO

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