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ADMIRALTY Ocean Passages for the World

Information to support the planning of ocean voyages, including weather routeing and distances between ports



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​​​​​​​Ocean Passages for the World supports the planning of deep-sea voyages on most major routes, with details of weather, currents, ice hazards and distances between major ports.

Ocean Passages for the World inc​​​ludes:

  •  Individual ch​​​​apters covering each of the world’s oceans, with details of weather, climate, winds, currents, swell, seasonal factors and ice hazards

  • Numerous route diagrams and chartlets clearly demonstrating the effects of climate, wave heights and load line zones

  • ADMIRALTY QR codes to enable quick access to a list of all Notices to Mariners (NMs) that affect the publication


Also available as an ADMIRALTY e-Nautical Publication

In addition to paper format, ADMIRALTY Ocean Passages for the World is available as an ADMIRALTY e-Nautical Publication (AENP). AENPs bring improved efficiency, accuracy and access to information bridge crews need through electronic updating and simple search functionality.

Find out more about AENPs here >​



We provide regular ADMIRALTY Notices to Mariners (NMs) to help 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 >


How to buy

Ocean Passages for the World has the following recommended retail prices:

Hardback Paper Publication: £78.80

AENP: £49.20

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​.

Find an ADMIRALTY Chart Agent >

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.