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17 June 2015

Four New Features We’ve Added to ADMIRALTY Digital Publications That Aid Passage Planning (Part 2)

Please note: All versions of ADMIRALTY e-Navigator Planning Station and ADMIRALTY gateway are now retired from the market (29 January 2021). Please refer to the latest news release ( for further information. 

We’ve recently added a number of new features to ADMIRALTY Digital Publications which will help to simplify your passage planning tasks, allowing you to make quicker, more informed decisions on the bridge.​​​

Having taken a look at viewing ADP products as an overlay in Planning Station and using ADP’s Print Preview function in our last post, we’ll now talk you through the new Marine Service Area Menu in ADMIRALTY Digital Radio Signals Volume 6 (ADRS 6) and the recent release of ADMIRALTY Digital Radio Signals Volume 2 (ADRS 2).


Easily identify Marine Service Area Limits in ADMIRALTY Digital Radio Signals Volume 6 (ADRS6) with the new Marine Service Area Menu​

ADRS 6 now features a Marine Service Area menu which allows you to select, view and interrogate Service Area Limits within the application’s graphic window. Aiding ongoing safety security and compliance, this feature will help you to meet reporting regulations throughout a voyage.​


How to use this feature​​

  • ​​The Marine Service Area menu is located in the top left hand corner of the screen. Within this menu there are buttons highlighting Bridge, Lock, Military, Pilot, Port, Reporting, Tug, Local Port Service and Vessel Traffic Scheme Areas.​

  • When one of these buttons is selecte​d, relevant area limits will be outlined within the graphic window of ADRS6.

  • You can find out more information about a specific area by double-clicking within the limits shown. This action will bring up a window detailing specific information relevant to the area selected.​


ADRS 6 displaying reporting areas​


Calculate positions and times worldwide with ADMIRALTY Digital Radio Signals Volume 2 (New to ADP V14.1)​​

Easy-to-use and clearly displayed, ADMIRALTY Digital Radio Signals Volume 2 (ADRS 2) aids the calculations of positions and times worldwide, helping to ensure ships are at the right place at the right time.​​

As part of the wider ADP portfolio of computer-based nautical publications, regular electronic updates can be received via internet download, email or disc, and applied accurately at a fraction of the time it would take to update the paper publications. With ADRS 2 You can also find relevant services quickly by searching via the graphic window, text string or position.​

To get this publication:​

  • ​​ADRS 2 is now available as part of our 3 month free trial of ADP. You can find out more about this trial here or download it from our FTP which can be accessed here.​​

  • This trial is only available to new ADP customers repeated, so if you’re an existing ADP customer and would like to talk more about owning ADRS 2, you can contact your nearest ADMIRALTY Chart Agent here.​




ADMIRALTY Digital Radio Signals Volume 2​​


If you’d like help with installing and updating ADP, you can view our range of instructional videos here. You can also check which flag states approve the use of ADPhere.​

For those who missed it, you can view our blog post on viewing ADP products as an overlay in Planning Station and using ADP’s Print Preview feature here.​​​​​