From 2 January 2017, Notices to Mariners will be available via a new and improved online system that also presents navigation warnings and shooting warnings, the Danish Maritime Authority informs.
UKHO announced the availability of the ADMIRALTY Passage Planner. The application is intended to help bridge officers create compliant passage plans with clearance and leg-speed calculations that can be automatically updated during the planning process.
A number of different areas or zones have been established in regions affected by piracy around the world, including Voluntary Reporting Areas (VRAs), High Risk Areas (HRAs), and War Risk Listed Areas (WRAs), along with other more specialized zones. OBP has issued a paper to provide clarity on the differences between these zones, and their implications for stakeholders.
USCG is currently working on the amendments of NVIC 01-16 regarding the use of electronic charts and publication in lieu of paper charts and publication which was initially published in February 2016
UKHO has published the revised Maritime Security chart Q6114. This chart is one of a series of new Maritime Security Charts that contains security related information to mariners for the West Africa area including the Gulf of Guinea.
The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has announced that Italy now approves the use of e-Nautical Publications (e-NPs) and ADMIRALTY Digital Publications (ADP) in place of paper equivalents.
The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) have announced a new bursary training scheme in Marine Cartography and Data Assessment.
UKHO has observed an increase in the number of counterfeit versions of ADMIRALTY charts and publications in circulation and is re-issuing a warning over the dangers they pose to the safety of vessels, crew and cargo.
The Bahamas Maritime Authority has issued information bulletin to outline the Bahamas requirements for the carriage of ECDIS and carriage of nautical charts and publications in electronic and paper formats.
The US Coast Guard has issued a Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) providing USCG marine inspectors and the maritime industry with uniform guidance regarding what the Coast Guard policy regarding use of electronic charts and publications in lieu of paper charts, maps, and publications.
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