Flag State

ECDIS Flag State Requirements

Quite often the regulations coming out of the IMO are open to interpretations and in these cases the different Flag States may view the regulations in slightly different ways.
Having more than one variation of the rules can be very confusing, especially if not all of your fleet are classed with the same society.

The table below shows you information on each of the Flag States and the rules which they apply to their approvals.
 

Flag State
Acceptance of ENCs and ECDIS for Primary Navigation
Secondary Navigation in ENC Mode
Acceptance of the Use of RNCs in RCDS Mode
 Antigua and Barbuda
Yes
Paper or electronic
Yes
 Australia
Yes
Paper or electronic
Yes
 Bahamas
Yes
Paper or electronic
Yes
 Barbados
Yes
Paper or electronic
Not Known
 Brazil
No
N/A
No
 Bulgaria
Yes
Paper or electronic
Yes
 Canada
Yes
Paper or electronic
Yes
 Chile
Yes
Paper or electronic
No
 Colombia
No
N/A
No
 Cyprus
Yes
Paper or electronic
No
 Denmark
Yes
Paper or electronic
No
 Estonia
Yes
Paper or electronic
Yes
 Finland
Yes
Paper or electronic
No
 France
Yes
Paper
Yes
 Germany
Yes
Paper or electronic
Yes
 Greece
Yes
Paper or electronic
Yes
 Japan
Yes
Paper or electronic
No
 Korea
Yes
Paper or electronic
No
 Liberia
Yes
Paper or electronic
No
 Lithuania
No
N/A
No
 Malta
Yes
Paper or electronic
No
 Marshall Islands
Yes
N/A
Yes
 Mauritius
No
N/A
No
 New Zealand
No
N/A
Yes
 Norway
Yes
Paper or electronic
No
 Panama
Yes
Paper or electronic
No
 Poland
No
N/A
No
 Portugal
No
N/A
No
 Spain
Yes
Paper or electronic
Yes
 St Vincent & The  Grenadines
Yes
Paper or electronic
Yes
 Sweden
Yes
Paper or electronic
Yes
 Switzerland
No
N/A
Yes
 Ukraine
Yes
Paper or electronic
Yes
 United Kingdom
Yes
Paper or electronic
Yes
 USA
No
N/A
No

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