This 2019 edition of ECDIS Passage Planning and Watchkeeping provides best practice techniques and guidance on the use of ECDIS. It includes clear explanations of the configuration of ECDIS settings and the four stages of route planning using the APEM method set out in IMO Resolution A.893(21) (appraisal, planning, execution and monitoring).
The text is divided into user-friendly sections, with attention drawn to operator guidance and safety-critical information. The book is illustrated throughout with colour diagrams and screenshots.
ECDIS Passage Planning and Watchkeeping presents individual chapters covering the configuration of ECDIS settings and each of the four stages of passage planning. It supports the operator through these critical stages in a clear and logical manner, providing a wealth of practical information and guidance.
This publication will assist operators to gain a thorough knowledge of ECDIS, thereby contributing towards safer ship operation/navigation and a more effective bridge team. It also encourages operators to practise the use of every function and technique available on ECDIS.
The Appendices include a series of ECDIS checklists, the IMO Guidance for Good Practice, areas for which special conditions exist, an illustrated list of independent mariner selectors, S-63 error codes and explanations, and objects associated with the question mark symbol.