The Nautical Almanac contains astronomical information to support bridge crews in routine and emergency celestial navigation, as well as the calculation of daylight hours and mandatory gyro checks. It is carried on every ship within the Royal Navy and is at the core of celestial navigational training courses worldwide.
Understanding a Nautical Chart offers superb value as, in addition to a wealth of practical advice, there is a key to all the recently updated chart symbols and abbreviations from Symbols and Abbreviations Used on Admiralty Charts (5011). It includes information on electronic charts, explains how to update a chart and how to establish the accuracy of each chart. It is ideal for professional mariners and leisure sailors.
This new edition of the ECDIS Manual is an up-to-date guide to the use of electronic chart display and information systems. It sets out the current regulatory resolutions and compliance requirements and then looks in detail at the use of electronic charts and ECDIS software and functions.
The ECDIS Procedures Guide provides recommendations designed to accompany a ship’s Safety Management System (SMS) regarding the use of ECDIS for navigation and voyage planning. It also provides guidance on how ECDIS should be configured and used as a ship’s primary means of navigation. The 2019 Guide has been fully updated to reflect the latest software and procedural changes, which have been combined with observations on known ECDIS detentions.