Does ECDIS require back-up arrangements?

Yes. SOLAS regulation V/ requires back-up arrangements meeting the functional requirements for nautical charts in regulation V/, i. e. the back-up arrangements must be able to be used “to plan and display the ship’s route for the intended voyage and to plot and monitor positions throughout the voyage”.

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What is the MCA’s guidance on backup arrangements for ECDIS?

If ECDIS is fitted in a ship as required by SOLAS regulation V/19, must it be used as the primary means of navigation (PMN)?