ENCWG supports formulation of RI’s new navigational chart standard

West Lombok A total of 62 member countries of the Electronic Navigational Chart Working Group (ENCWG) expressed support for the formulation of Indonesia’s new marine electronic navigational chart (ENC) standard, Indonesian Navy’s Hydro-Oceanographic Center stated.In West Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, on Monday, the center’s commander, Vice Admiral Nurhidayat, explained that the formulation of the marine navigational chart standard aims to provide better protection to shipping activities.

“The implementation (of the standard) will begin in 2024. This navigation system will be accessible through smartphones,” he remarked during the 8th meeting of the ENCWG.

ccording to the commander, Indonesia is still referring to an old standard in managing its electronic navigation chart.

Nurhidayat expressed belief that the formulation and implementation of a new standard for Indonesia’s ENC would provide convenience to countries in monitoring the situation and condition of seas in Indonesia, especially in the southern waters covering Bali, West Nusa Tenggara, and East Nusa Tenggara provinces.

“Hence, this meeting takes place to formulate a navigational standard that will be inseparable from other countries,” he emphasized.

Source: Antara News Agency