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ADMIRALTY Sailing Directions (Pilots)


Information to support coastal navigation and port entry, including details on pilotage, regulations and navigational hazards

 

 

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ADMIRALTY Sailing Directions (Pilots) provide essential information to support port entry and coastal navigation for all classes of ships at sea. Split across 75 volumes, coverage includes the world’s main commercial shipping routes and ports. ​​​


Each volume of Sailing Directions offers:​​


  • Information on navigational hazards, buoyage, pilotage, regulations, general notes on countries​, port facilities, seasonal currents, ice and climatic conditions. This information, when used alongside official ADMIRALTY charts, can help to increase situational awareness on the bridge.​​​


  • ​​​High quality diagrams and photography to help bridge-crews understand critical information during the passage planning stage.


  • Worldwide official coverage to support safe and comp​liant navigation within main commercial shipping routes and ports. This coverage is split across 75 volumes for purchase flexibility.

 

Also available as an ADMIRALTY e-Nautical Publication


In addition to paper format, each volume of ADMIRALTY Sailing Directions is available as an ADMIRALTY e-Nautical Publication (AENP). AENPs bring improved efficiency, accuracy and access to information bridge crews need through electronic NM updates and simple search functionality.


Find out more about AENPs >

 

Updates


We provide regular ADMIRALTY Notices to Mariners (NMs) to help you ensure your ADMIRALTY publications 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 >

 

How to buy


Each volume of ADMIRALTY Sailing Directions has the following recommended retail prices:


Hardback Paper Publication: £60.60

AENP: £36.90


Please note that AENP prices refer to an individual annual licence and that all prices do not include VAT and other local taxes. 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 find an ADMIRALTY Chart Agent page​.


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Alternatively, this publication 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 Data Solutions. To find out more about the ADC, please click here.​​​​​​