Netherlands: Shipping personnel is not aware of the dangers of digital maps14.09.2017 Netherlands: Shipping personnel is not aware of the dangers of digital maps
Transport Online, 14 Sep 2017, Online:-
According to a study by a research council investigating the accident with the Dutch cargo ship Nova Cura in April 2016, shipping personnel making use of digital maps for navigation are not aware enough of the risks that this carries. The risks include maps that have not been updated. The electronic chart display and information system meets the standards of the International Maritime Organization and the obligatory use of this system is being introduced gradually. Users can check the date of the creation of the map in the system to ensure the data is reliable.
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