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It gives the navigator a complete picture of the instantaneous situation of the vessel and all charted dangers to navigation.
To use the ECDIS effectively it is also important for the navigating officer to know how to order the charts for the intended voyage and about means and methods available to keep them updated .
In such situation an appropriate portfolio of up-to-date paper charts should be carried as a back up arrangement .
ENCs automate the process of integrating real time positions with the chart display and enable to continuously monitor the position and safety of the vessel.
It is widely believed that ECDIS will be an essential aid for safe navigation.