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Rotterdam to upgrade services with new nautical port standards

Following a long-term international cooperation, the industry has introduced this week international standards for nautical port information. The Port of Rotterdam embraces the new standards and has become the first party in the world to use pilots in which they are applied. 

UKHO urges operators to check ECDIS compliance ahead of CIC

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 supports safe arrival of HMS Queen Elizabeth into Portsmouth Harbour

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.

72% of cargo ships are ECDIS ready

Almost three-quarters of cargo ships over 20,000 gross tonnage are already compliant with the SOLAS-mandated ECDIS deadline of 1st July 2017, according to the latest figures published by the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office.

UKHO launches new passage planner

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.

UKHO issues new Port Approach Guides for Singapore

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 publishes revised Maritime Security Chart for GoG

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.

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