Transas senc updating
The first step is to determine the effect on your fleet, when your vessels have to be ready to comply with the new carriage requirement.From 2012 onwards to 2018 all IMO vessels over 10,000 GT on top of other vessel types specified in the table below are requested to install and operate ECDIS.Transas marks the fifth anniversary of its Transas Admiralty Data Service (TADS) providing a comprehensive and official chart data service to the market.Transas, an ECDIS manufacturer, in conjunction with the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) launched Transas Admiralty Data Service (TADS) in 2008.This enhances Transas’ market position allowing Transas to offer a complete SENC/ENC services.
The new carriage requirement is for one ECDIS with suitable back up arranagements, which can be fulfilled either by a type-approved backup ECDIS or official, up-to-date paper charts.
The implementation of ECDIS installation onboard vessels will need to be type-approved and they have to issue a certificate of compliance which is used by the classification society, the port state control and vetting administration to ensure that the vessel is in full compliance with the requirement to carry type approved ECDIS with suitable back-up facilities.
In some cases you can expect that port state control or vetting administration will verify if the crew is properly trained and has a sufficient understanding of the operation of ECDIS.
TADS now includes Admiralty digital publications, weather services and Admiralty Information Overlay with T&P Notices to Mariners.
ECDIS manufacturer Transas Marine was awarded a contract for the supply of Dual ECDIS to ULTRAGAS, an ULTRANAV company and owner and operator of highly specialized vessels for transportation of Liquefied Petroleum Gases (LPG) and petro-chemical gases with years of experience in this demanding segment of shipping.