UKHO deployed a motorboat to survey waters off Dominica, as part of the CME Programme. Data from the survey will be used to update navigation charts of the region and help Dominica to meet its international maritime obligations, including Implementation of IMO IIIC.
The UK Hydrographic Office shared the results of a seabed mapping program to improve safe navigation in Cayman waters. This program will help the Cayman Islands to comply with the Safety of Life at Sea Convention. The project aims to publish new charts with data from the areas that will be surveyed.
Ahead of the IHO’s compliance deadline of 31 August 2017, the UK Hydrographic Office urged owners and operators to ensure their ECDIS systems are using S-52 Presentation Library Edition 4.0. The deadline coincides with the launch of a worldwide Concentrated Inspection Campaign by Tokyo MoU and Paris MoU.
UKHO has supported the safe arrival of HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH into Portsmouth by providing specialist marine geospatial and hydrographic expertise and data capabilities. Following initial dredging operations to make Portsmouth’s navigation channel and entrance deeper, hydrographic data was collected by the survey launch HMS GLEANER using modern multibeam echosounder technology to confirm the available water depth.
UKHO has launched three new Port Approach Guides with the support of the MPA Singapore. Forming part of the UKHO’s global series of Port Approach Guides, each one is a single chart that contains specific passage planning information for the port in question.
UKHO has called for ship owners, operators and managers to exercise greater vigilance in order to tackle the rise in ECDIS-related detentions and the risks to safety at sea.
The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has awarded the 2016 Alexander Dalrymple Award to Dr Parry Oei, Director (Port Services) and Chief Hydrographer at the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA).
UKHO data published at Posidonia shows that the majority of the global SOLAS fleet is now compliant with the SOLAS regulations on ECDIS carriage as well as significant progress in ECDIS readiness for large cargo. ships
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.
Following the announcement of updated ECDIS Standards by the IHO, the UKHO
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