ADMIRALTY Vector Chart Service (AVCS)
Admiralty Vector Chart Service comprises electronic navigational charts (ENCs) from national hydrographic offices from around the globe and new electronic navigation chart coverage produced by the ADMIRALTY (UKHO) in co-operation with international governments to provide comprehensive and official worldwide coverage.
AVCS is compatible with all type approved ECDIS and holds over 11,000 ENC’s including coverage of most of the world’s major ports. AVCS is the perfect way to make the transition from paper to digital navigation, meeting all SOLAS carriage requirements for navigation with ECDIS systems, and are produced to IHO S57 standards.
C-Map ENCs are made up of ENC data produced and approved by official hydrographic offices and distributed on a type approved SENC format, ready to be installed on type approved ECDIS. The supply is authorized and complies with all official regulations and requirements related to distribution and usage of official electronic navigational charts.
Admiralty Digital Publications (ADP)
Admiralty Digital Publications (ADP) are a fully approved digital version of the UKHO’s paper Nautical Publications used by mariners around the world. ADP meets SOLAS carriage requirements and, depending on a vessels flag state, can replace the requirement for carriage of traditional paper publications. Poseidon Navigation Services Ltd is an approved supplier of ADP and offers the full range of titles which are listed below. The software is supplied on a single CD which requires an annual license subscription, and is designed to be used on a Windows PC.
Admiralty Total Tide (ATT)
Total Tide is the digital version of the Admiralty Tide Tables, making calculating tidal heights easy using a simple graphical interface combined with dynamic heights and curves that change over time, thus enabling the user fast, accurate tidal height and tidal stream predictions.
Total Tide automates the prediction process, reduces the possibility of user error and provides an easy means of viewing both UKC and safe overhead clearances. It contains tidal information for over 7,000 ports and more than 3,000 tidal stream stations worldwide. It is now accepted in place of the paper tide tables as carriage compliant by a growing number of flag states, and also includes tidal stream data.
Admiralty Digital List of Lights (ADLL)
Admiralty Digital List of Lights (ADLL)
This is a digital version of the Admiralty lights list, which comes complete with an easy to use graphical interface. The main advantage to having the digital version is the automatic application of updates, which substantially reduces the time and effort needed by the mariner to keep the list corrected up to date. Weekly updates can be received by CD, via our ‘Challenger’ software, or alternatively by downloading from the UKHO website directly. It is now accepted as a replacement for the paper version by various Flag States.
Admiralty Digital Radio Signals (ADRS)
ADRS is the electronic version of the Admiralty Radio Signals collection, covering Volumes 1 – 6 including pilot services, vessel traffic services and port operations.
The products are licensed annually as follows, and are available in 10 geographic regions:
- Admiralty Digital Radio Signals Volume 1, 3, 4, 5 (ADRS1, 3, 4, 5) – combined on single license.
- Admiralty Digital Radio Signals Volume 6 (ADRS6) – single license.
- Admiralty Digital Radio Signals Volume 2 (ADRS2) – single license.
These products form part of the ADP software, and are updated quickly and efficiently via email or CD every week eliminating the need for time consuming manual updates. ADRS is now accepted in place of the paper version by a growing number of Flag States.
ADMIRALTY e-NPs are electronic versions of ADMIRALTY Nautical Publications, allowing crews to add NM updates faster and more accurately using a small weekly update file. The following e-NPs are available on a single DVD:
All 75 Sailing Directions, The Mariners Handbook, The Nautical Almanac, Ocean Passages for the World, Annual Summary of Notices to Mariners Part 1, Annual Summary of Notices to Mariners Part 2, ADMIRALTY Guide to the Practical Use of ENCs, Cumulative list of ADMIRALTY Notice to Mariners January, Cumulative list of ADMIRALTY Notice to Mariners June, How to Keep Your ADMIRALTY Products Up-to-Date, IALA Maritime Buoyage System, ADMIRALTY Guide to ECDIS implementation, Policy and Procedures, Symbols and Abbreviations Used on Admiralty Paper Charts, Admiralty Guide to ENC Symbols used in ECDIS