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72% of cargo ships over 20,000GT are ready to meet ECDIS Deadlinehttps://www.admiralty.co.uk/AdmiraltyPressReleasesLibrary/110717 - UKHO Press Release - AVCS ECDIS Press Release.pdf72% of cargo ships over 20,000GT are ready to meet ECDIS Deadline2017-07-10T23:00:00Z
UKHO launches three new Port Approach Guides for Singaporehttps://www.admiralty.co.uk/AdmiraltyPressReleasesLibrary/UKHO launches three new Port Approach Guides for Singapore.pdfUKHO launches three new Port Approach Guides for Singapore2016-10-27T23:00:00Z
Get compliant passage plans faster with ADMIRALTY Passage Plannerhttps://www.admiralty.co.uk/AdmiraltyPressReleasesLibrary/031016 - UKHO Press Release - ADMIRALTY Passage Planner.pdfGet compliant passage plans faster with ADMIRALTY Passage Planner2016-10-03T23:00:00Z

 

 

The New ADMIRALTY Notices to Mariners Tracingshttps://www.admiralty.co.uk/news/blogs/the-new-admiralty-notices-to-mariners-tracingsOn the 10th of July we changed the way our Notices to Mariners Tracings are produced. This blog takes you through these changes to help you ensure your charts are up-to-date.The New ADMIRALTY Notices to Mariners Tracings2017-07-09T23:00:00ZHow to update charts using our new Notices to Mariners tracings<p class="admiraltyElement-P">ADMIRALTY Notices to Mariners (NMs) are designed to help you update your ADMIRALTY Standard Nautical Charts (SNCs) and ensure they contain the latest safety critical information.</p><p class="admiraltyElement-P">Our NM tracings are a key part of this service as they allow you to quickly pin-point the position of any updates and accurately apply them to your nautical charts. On the10th of July we released a new tracing style that will make these updates easier to understand and apply to your portfolio of charts.</p><p class="admiraltyElement-P"> <br> </p><p></p><h2 class="admiraltyElement-H2">How have the latest Notices to Mariners Tracings changed?</h2> <br> <p>We have changed the way we present updates on the tracing itself. For example, all information that needs to be inserted will now be shown in its exact position, rather than appearing in a box​ and arrowed in. Below we've included examples of these changes.</p> <br> <p></p><h3 class="admiraltyElement-H3">Delete</h3> <br> <p class="admiraltyElement-P">All information that needs to be deleted will be shown with double strike throughs alongside a deletion symbol. Previously this information may have been boxed or hatched.</p> <br> <p class="admiraltyElement-P" style="text-align:center;"> <img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Blog%20Images/Tracings%20Blog/Delete_v01.jpg?RenditionID=9" class="admiraltyImage-contentImages admiraltyStyle-lightbox" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /> </p><h4 class="admiraltyElement-H4" style="text-align:center;">An example of information that needs to be deleted</h4><p>​</p><h3 class="admiraltyElement-H3">​Insert</h3> <br> <p class="admiraltyElement-P">All information that needs to be inserted will now be shown in its exact position on the tracing in relation to the chart. Previously this information was boxed, with its position shown as a small circle with a dot at the centre.</p> <br> <p class="admiraltyElement-P" style="text-align:center;"> ​<img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Blog%20Images/Tracings%20Blog/Insert_v01.jpg?RenditionID=9" class="admiraltyStyle-lightbox admiraltyImage-contentImages" alt="" style="margin:5px;" />​​​​</p><h4 class="admiraltyElement-H4" style="text-align:center;">An example of information that needs to be inserted</h4><p>​</p><h3 class="admiraltyElement-H3">Replace or Amend</h3> <br> <p class="admiraltyElement-P">Any new features will now be shown in its true position on the tracing and will be accompanied by the words 'in lieu'. Previously any information that needed to be amended would have featured a double strike though with new information arrowed 'in lieu'.</p> <br>​ <p class="admiraltyElement-P" style="text-align:center;"> <img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Blog%20Images/Tracings%20Blog/Amend_v01.jpg?RenditionID=9" class="admiraltyImage-contentImages admiraltyStyle-lightbox" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /> </p><h4 class="admiraltyElement-H4" style="text-align:center;">An example of information that needs to be replaced or amended</h4><p>​</p><h3 class="admiraltyElement-H3">Move</h3> <br> <p class="admiraltyElement-P">Any information to be moved will be shown in its new position with an arrow drawn from its existing position.</p> <br>​ <p class="admiraltyElement-P" style="text-align:center;"> <img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Blog%20Images/Tracings%20Blog/Move_v01.jpg?RenditionID=9" class="admiraltyImage-contentImages admiraltyStyle-lightbox" alt="" style="margin:5px;" />  </p>​ <h4 class="admiraltyElement-H4" style="text-align:center;"> An example of information that needs to be moved</h4><p></p>​ <p>To help you recognise these new notations and use the new tracings, we have updated our 'How to update you Standard Nautical Chart' support films to include the latest tracing styles, as well as guidance on chart correction best practice.</p> <br> <p> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIyHcA-twBuNFDcas706D6vEsmXCTPKtU">Watch our 'How to update Standard Nautical Charts (SNCs) films >​</a></p> <br> <p>We also have a number of guidance documents that are available on the SNC page support tab and our Maritime Safety Information pages. These​​ include the Quick Guide to the Notices to Mariners Tracings and our overview of the latest tracing changes.</p>​ <p>​​<a href="/AdmiraltyDownloadMedia/NMs/Quick%20guide%20of%20new%20ADMIRALTY%20Notices%20to%20Mariners%20tracings.pdf">Download the Quick Guide to the Notices to Mariners Tracings >​</a></p><p> <a href="/AdmiraltyDownloadMedia/NMs/An%20overview%20of%20new%20ADMIRALTY%20Notices%20to%20Mariners%20tracings.pdf">Download our overview of the Notices to Mariners Tracings >​</a>​</p><p><br></p>
S-57, S-63 and S-52: The latest IHO Standards and what they meanhttps://www.admiralty.co.uk/news/blogs/s-57-and-the-latest-iho-standards​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​S-57, S-63 and S-52 are some of the important ECDIS and ENC Standards that have been developed by the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) to support Safety of Life At Sea (SOLAS). This blog outlines what each of the standards mean and why they're so crucial to safety of ships at sea.S-57, S-63 and S-52: The latest IHO Standards and what they mean2017-06-25T23:00:00ZS-57, S-63 and S-52: The latest IHO Standards and what they mean<p class="admiraltyElement-P">​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​S-57, S-63 and S-52 are some of the important ECDIS and ENC Standards that have been developed by the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) to support Safety of Life At Sea (SOLAS). Met by all charts in the <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=6828029c-41f1-4124-bef3-6404266560b7&TermSetId=41e4d507-3ce2-45c5-9546-770d62bf0bc6&TermId=9a507443-9225-4cca-881a-bdfbf06a7861">ADMIRALTY Vector Chart Service​</a>, these standards have been put into place to ensure that all Electronic Navigational Charts (ENCs) are accurate, secure and can be interpreted correctly by type-approved Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS).  Below, we outline what each of the standards mean and why they're so crucial to safety of ships at sea.</p><p class="admiraltyElement-P">​</p><h3 class="admiraltyElement-H3">What is S-57? </h3> <br> <p>S-57 is the data format used for the transfer of digital hydrographic data between national hydrographic offices and for ​its distribution to manufacturers, mariners and other data users. </p><p>Within this standard, the S-57 ENC product specification defines how hydrographic offices will construct an Electronic Navigational Chart. By meeting these specifications hydrographic offices will ensure that all electronic charts contain all the chart information that is necessary for safe navigation.</p><p>​</p><h3 class="admiraltyElement-H3">What is S-58?</h3> <br> <p>S-58 sets out validation checks that must be performed on ENCs by hydrographic offices before they are released to the mariner at sea. These checks include tests to ensure that there are no irregularities in an ENC that could cause an ECDIS to malfunction. Irregularities could include incorrectly intersecting geometry, depths plotted on land or railway tracks appearing in open water.</p><p> ​</p><div class="admiraltyElement-videoOverlay" style="font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;font-size:16px;font-family:"johnston itc w01 medium", arial;"> <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?video=5tKztSt8J7o&WebId=6828029c-41f1-4124-bef3-6404266560b7&TermSetId=41e4d507-3ce2-45c5-9546-770d62bf0bc6&TermId=1fdf0072-bcc9-408a-a195-cd7388388297"> <img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Blog%20Images/ScreenShotofECDISStandardsFilm.jpg?RenditionID=23" class="admiraltyImage-contentImages" alt="" style="margin:5px;" />​</a><br></div><h4 class="admiraltyElement-H4" style="font-family:"johnston itc w01 medium", arial;font-style:normal;text-align:center;">​Tom Mellor - C​hairman of the IHO Electronic Navigational Chart Working Group (ENC WG)​ - explains what the IHO's ECDIS and ENC Standards mean​</h4><p>​</p><h3 class="admiraltyElement-H3">What is S-63?</h3> <br> <p>This standard covers three important areas:</p><ul><li><p class="admiraltyElement-P">Piracy Protection - to prevent unauthorised use of data by encrypting the ENC information. </p></li><li><p class="admiraltyElement-P">Selective Access - to restrict access to ENC information to only those cells that a customer has been licenced for.</p></li><li><p class="admiraltyElement-P">Authentication - to provide assurance that the ENC data has come from approved sources</p></li></ul>​ <p>For the mariner, this means that data which meets these standards is authenticated and comes from an official source, reducing the risk of using inaccurate data that is posed by unofficial ENCs and the risk of malware being introduced to a ship's IT systems. </p><p>​</p><h3 class="admiraltyElement-H3">What is S-52?</h3> <br>​ <p>S-52 is a standard used by ECDIS manufacturers that determines how ENC data is displayed on an ECDIS screen through symbols, line styles, colours and other visual cues. This means that what the mariner sees on the screen is displayed in the same way across all approved makes and models of ECDIS. </p><p>The presentation library is an important part of this standard and ship owners are now expected to update to the latest library (4.0) by August this year. You can find out more information on this change in our <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=6828029c-41f1-4124-bef3-6404266560b7&TermSetId=41e4d507-3ce2-45c5-9546-770d62bf0bc6&TermId=ccff489f-5ddc-48d6-851c-d0bc557347f0">S-52 blog​</a>.​​</p><p>​<br></p>

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72% of Cargo ships over 20,000 gross tonnage ready for July 1st deadlinehttps://www.admiralty.co.uk/news/all-news/72-percent-of-cargo-ships-over-20000gt-ready-to-meet-ecdis-deadline72% of Cargo ships over 20,000 gross tonnage ready for July 1st deadline2017-07-10T23:00:00Z72% of cargo ships over 20,000GT ready to meet ECDIS deadlineNews
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