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26 May 2010 (updated: 16 April 2012)

Important Notice : About Symbol Display of Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS)

Dear Valuable Customers,

Thank you for your patronage of our products.

We have discovered that a wreck symbol may not be displayed on the Electronic Chart Display and Information System (hereafter referred to as ECDIS) which is manufactured by JRC.

We would like to inform you urgently on this navigation safety matter.

1. Phenomenon:

The Wreck symbol are not displayed on the JRC ECDIS regardless of the display mode.

As shown in the figure below the Wreck depicted by the symbol showing a portion of hull or superstructure in a sea area that is deeper than the safety contour when using "ENC" or "C-MAP Ed2.0" is not displayed.

2. Objective equipment type:

ECDIS, Chart Radar, Simplified Chart Display, Route Planning System, Navigation Workstation

3. Action to be taken:

Please be aware of this phenomenon when operating the equipment and verify by other means such as the use of paper charts.

Now JRC is investigating all equipments and will inform the result as soon as possible.

Update on 16 April 2012:

Please refer to the following page about the necessary action for each equipment.

Software upgrade for Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS)

Thank you very much for your cooperation.

For further information: please contact

Japan Radio Co.,Ltd.

Marine Electronics Business Department (Japan)
Tel: +81-3-6832-1812 / Fax: +81-3-6832-1845

Amsterdam Branch Office

Cessnalaan 40-42, 1119 NL, Schiphol-Rijk, The Netherlands
Phone: +31-20-658-0750 / Fax: +31-20-658-0755

Seattle Branch Office

1021 SW Klickitat Way Bldg. D, Suite 101, Seattle, WA 98134, U.S.A
Phone: +1-206-654-5644 / Fax: +1-206-654-7030

Greece Branch

223, Syngrou Avenue & 2, Tralleon Street 171 21 Nea Smyrni, Athens, Greece
Phone: +30-210-9355061, 9355661
Fax: +30-210-9355611