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These factors have led to the rapid development and adoption of new technologies, and in this Wártsilá has taken a leading role.It is only through improving the overall efficiency of operating vessels that these challenges can be met.Following the introduction of performance standards for electronic charts in 1995, the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), the highest technical body of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), adopted an amended Chapter V (Safety of Navigation) of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS). Re-written Chapter V, under Regulation 19, outlines carriage requirements for shipborne navigational systems and equipment.The Regulation details that ECDIS will enable shipowners to meet the chart carriage requirements.April 2015 Jaakko Eskola Sénior Executive Vice President and President, Ship Power Wártsilá Corporation .
In addition, all ships must carry alternative, backup arrangements if electronic charts are used, even if they are only used part of the time.
ENCs are intelligent, in that systems using them can be programmed to give warning of impending danger in relation to the vessel’s position and movement.
In 1995, IMO’s resolution A.817 (19), which was amended in 1996 by resolution MSC.64 (67), outlined backup arrangements in case of ECDIS failure, when ENCs are unavailable.
In 2014, Wártsilá’s net sales totalled EUR 4,8 billion with approximately 17,700 employees.
The company has operations in more than 200 locations in some 70 countries around the world.
Instead of relying on RCDS mode when ENCs are not available, most reputable shipping companies now opt to install a secondary ECDIS (known as a dual system), connected to an independent power supply and GPS position input.