What are the main points of IMO’s guidance to shipowners and operators regarding the transition from paper chart to ECDIS navigation?

(1) Shipowners and operators should undertake an assessment of the issues involved in changing from paper chart to ECDIS navigation.

 Ships’ crews should participate in any such assessment. (2) Shipowners and operators should also ensure that their ships’ crews are provided with a comprehensive familiarisation programme and type-specific training.


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