ECDIS Class and Flag Requirements

ECDIS Flag State Requirements

Quite often the regulations coming out of the IMO are open to interpretations and in these cases the different Flag States may view the regulations in slightly different ways. Having more than one variation of the rules can be very confusing, especially if not all of your fleet are classed with the same society.

The table below shows you information on each of the Flag States and the rules which they apply to their approvals.

Flag State Requirements

 Flag State Acceptance of ENCs and ECDIS for Primary Navigation Secondary Navigation in ENC Mode Acceptance of the Use of RNCs in RCDS Mode 
 Antigua and Barbuda Yes Paper or electronic Yes
 Australia Yes Paper or electronic Yes
 Bahamas Yes Paper or electronic Yes
 Barbados Yes Paper or electronic Not Known
 Brazil No N/A No
 Bulgaria Yes Paper or electronic Yes
 Canada Yes Paper or electronic Yes
 Chile Yes Paper or electronic No
 Colombia No N/A No
 Cyprus Yes Paper or electronic No
 Denmark Yes Paper or electronic No
 Estonia Yes Paper or electronic Yes
 Finland Yes Paper or electronic No
 France Yes Paper Yes
 Germany Yes Paper or electronic Yes
 Greece Yes Paper or electronic Yes
 Japan Yes Paper or electronic No
 Korea Yes Paper or electronic No
 Liberia Yes Paper or electronic No
 Lithuania No N/A No
 Malta Yes Paper or electronic No
 Marshall Islands Yes N/A Yes
 Mauritius No N/A No
 New Zealand No N/A Yes
 Norway Yes Paper or electronic No
 Panama Yes Paper or electronic No
 Poland No N/A No
 Portugal No N/A No
 Spain Yes Paper or electronic Yes
 St Vincent & The  Grenadines Yes Paper or electronic Yes
 Sweden Yes Paper or electronic Yes
 Switzerland No N/A Yes
 Ukraine Yes Paper or electronic Yes
 United Kingdom Yes Paper or electronic Yes
 USA No N/A No

 

Information as of 15th November 2012.

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