The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has released version 18 of ADMIRALTY Digital Publications (ADP), which allows users of ADMIRALTY TotalTide (ATT) to download regular tidal data updates and produce new certification to support compliance.
Regular tidal data updates
ATT helps mariners to make fast, accurate tidal height and tidal stream predictions for more than 7,000 ports and 3,000 tidal streams worldwide. ADP Version 18 will allow the UKHO to send new tidal data to mariners through ATT on a more frequent basis, moving away from the previous annual update cycle. This will help to ensure ships have access to the latest tidal data when making predictions.
Certification to support inspections
ADP products are permitted to be carried as an alternative to paper equivalents by Flag States accounting for over 80% of ships trading internationally. As part of ADP Version 18, certificates will now show ATT's update status in the same format as ADMIRALTY Digital List of Lights (ADLL) and ADMIRALTY Digital Radio Signals (ADRS) to aid inspections and support compliance.
Susie Alder, Product Manager at the UKHO, commented:
"This major update for ADP, to Version 18, brings important added features that will directly benefit the mariner. Whilst tidal data changes slowly, the ability for the UKHO to update tidal data more frequently helps us to ensure that the mariner is using the most accurate information available.
"There are also efficiency benefits to be realised through this update and proper use of all ADP's functionality, in terms of the time taken by bridge crews in planning their voyage. Accurate tidal data gives mariners the certainty they need to operate in the industry's competitive market environment.
"The software will also ensure that they can demonstrate compliance, by showing the ATT update status on the certificate in the same way as ADLL and ADRS."
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