||The Nautical Institute, Intertanko, BIMCO, OCIMF, ISF
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This guidance is intended to address the major issues of competency and training for Electronic Chardt Display and Information Systems - ECDIS - it was prepared by a special industry group coordinated by The Nautical Institute. A series of meeting was held by this group, comprised of the leading international maritime industry organisations, since ECDIS had given rise to confusion in regard to training. The ECDIS-related amendments STCW Convention made in 2010 are still not in force and will takefull effect only in 2017. Thus, it has been recommended that approved training be undertaken before that in order to ensure that all watchkeepers meet all STCW requirements prior to sailing on the vessels with ECDIS installed on them.