Technical Circular No:52/2018

Subject: Cook Islands-Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS).

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  • The Maritime Cook Islands has issued technical circular no.180/2018 dated 26 June 2018 (Copy attached) providing information with respect to carriage of Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS).
  • The administration requires that Masters and OOW(s) are to undertake appropriate generic ECDIS training and additionally manufacturer approved equipment -specific training.
  • The followings will be checked by surveyors while verifying compliance with respect to carriage of ECDIS:          

a) ECDIS Type Approval Certificate in compliance with the applicable IMO Resolutions and performance standards

b) Connection to emergency source of electrical power, gyro compass, speed log and GPS receiver

c) Display of latest Electronic Navigational Chart (ENC) database, issued by an authorized Hydrographical Office, and conform to IHO applicable standards (IHO S-52, IHO S-64 and IEC 61174) available on IHO website (

e) The back-up arrangements of the ECDIS.

f) When navigation charts (hard copies) are supplied as backup, the charts are to be updated.

g) Certificate of attendance of the generic ECDIS training hold by Master and OOW(s).

  • Ship owners/ operators and masters are advised to be guided by above


  1. Technical Circular 180/2018 of Cook Islands.


This Technical Circular and the material contained in it is provided only for the purpose of supplying current information to the reader and not as an advice to be relied upon by any person. While we have taken utmost care to be as factual as possible, readers/ users are advised to verify the exact text and content of the Regulation from the original source/ issuing Authority.

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