ADMIRALTY Sailing Directions (Pilots) provide essential information to support port entry and coastal navigation for all classes of ships at sea. Split across 76 volumes, coverage includes the world’s main commercial shipping routes and ports.
Each volume of Sailing Directions offers:
Information on navigational hazards, buoyage, pilotage, regulations, general notes on countries, port facilities, seasonal currents, ice and climatic conditions. This information, when used alongside official ADMIRALTY charts, can help to increase situational awareness on the bridge.
High quality diagrams and photography to help bridge-crews understand critical information during the passage planning stage.
Worldwide official coverage to support safe and compliant navigation within main commercial shipping routes and ports. This coverage is split across 76 volumes for purchase flexibility.
Fast and accurate NM updates
AENPs are updatable, electronic versions of official ADMIRALTY Nautical Publications such as Sailing Directions (Pilots) and the Nautical Almanac. This means that bridge crews can download and apply electronic weekly Notices to Mariners (NMs) updates to publications in just a few seconds every week, improving efficiency and accuracy on board during passage planning tasks.
Easier access to important information
Simple search functionality gives users quick access to important planning information. The AENP Viewer snapshot function helps bridge crews to view, save and print AENP pages as well as any applicable NMs and addendums, which can be used to support passage planning.
AENPs are designed to meet SOLAS carriage requirements, contain the same official information as their paper equivalents, and have been approved by the Flag States of over 80% of ships trading internationally. AENPs can also aid inspections by clearly showing when a publication was last updated with weekly NMs.