UK Begins the Phaseout of Paper Nautical Charts

Plans to withdraw the UKHO’s portfolio of ADMIRALTY Standard Nautical Charts (SNCs) and Thematic Charts is in response to more marine, naval and leisure users primarily using digital products and services for navigation. The ADMIRALTY Maritime Data Solutions digital navigation portfolio, can be updated in near real-time, greatly enhancing safety of life at sea (SOLAS). The phased withdrawal of paper…

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HMS Severn Trains Navigators off the Scottish Coast

Navigators of the future were put through their paces around the Western Isles, facing choppy weather and intense training. HMS Severn is the Royal Navy’s dedicated navigational training ship and has been off the coast of Scotland with her latest cohort of navigators. The specialist navigators course (SPEC N) is designed to train officers in directing task groups through the…

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