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ADMIRALTY Standard Nautical Charts

Official paper chart coverage of commercial shipping routes, ports and harbours



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​​​​ADMIRALTY Standard Nautical Charts (SNCs) are the world's most trusted and widely used official paper charts. The range includes comprehensive paper coverage of commercial shipping routes, ports and harbours to help bridge crews safely navigate in accordance with SOLAS regulations.

  • ​​​Over 3,500 ADMIRALTY charts with coverage appropriate for navigation of deep sea, coastal passages, port approaches and harbour berthing.

  • A range of scales to provide appropriate levels of detail and increase situational awareness, including: Large-scale charts for main ports and harbours, medium scale charts for coastal navigation and small-scale charts for offshore navigation.

  • Weekly updates and new editions to help maintain high levels of accuracy, safety and compliance. Charts also include ADMIRALTY QR codes for quick access to a list of all Notices to Mariners (NMs) that affect the specific chart or publication.



We provide regular ADMIRALTY Notices to Mariners (NMs) to h​elp you ensure your ADMIRALTY charts are maintained and up-to-date with the latest safety critical information. These weekly NMs can be downloaded for free from our website, or the paper bulletin can be bought from your ADMIRALTY Chart Agent.

View and download the latest NMs here >


Available through Print on Demand (POD)

POD allows our ADMIRALTY Chart Agents to print the latest SNCs on site and fulfil your ship’s urgent orders in the ​​​quickest time possible.​

You can find out which ADMIRALTY Chart Agents offer POD on our How to Buy​ page.


How to buy

Each ADMIRALTY Standard Nautical Chart has a recommended retail price of £24.80​. ​Please note that all prices do not include VAT and other local taxes. A full list of these charts, their coverage and available scales can be viewed in the ADMIRALTY Maritime Products & Services catalogue (NP131).

To find out more information or to organise purchase, please contact your ADMIRALTY Chart Agent. If you don’t have a preferred chart agent, you can search a list of worldwide, experienced and trusted chart agents on our How to Buy page.

Find an ADMIRALTY Chart Agent >

Alternatively, these charts can be ordered through ADMIRALTY e-Navigator Planning Station 3.4 or the latest version of Planning Station, which can be accessed via ADMIRALTY gateway. To find out more, please click here​​​​​.

The ADMIRALTY Digital Catalogue (ADC) can also provide you with a comprehensive reference of all ADMIRALTY Maritime Products & Services. To find out more about the ADC, please click here.