Voyage Data Collection & Access
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Seafarers during ship abandonment need to take copies of logbooks and nautical charts with them. However, results of the SARex2- exercise show that in the cold Arctic, such action is very unlikely. On the other hand, most ships have this information in electronic form. Some of them are stored in the ship’s PC, such as voyage planning, logbooks, nautical e-Publications, and maintenance checklists. Bridge equipment such as ECDIS keep also records.

Establishing a regulatory framework for automatic recording of all voyage information related to MSC-MEPC.3/Circ.3 navigational infrastructure in a cloud may be helpful. The ship’s management company and authorities may have immediate access to this database. Cyber-attack resilience should also be enforced.

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