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There are three publications that are essential on board any ship in order to meet compliance requirements.
· List IV - List of Coast Stations and Special Service Stations
· List V - List of Ship Stations and Maritime Mobile Service Identity Assignments
· Maritime Manual - Manual for Use by the Maritime Mobile and Maritime Mobile-Satellite Services (Maritime Manual)
Carriage requirements for publications on board ships are defined by regulations of IMO, Flag states and ship’s Safety Management System (SMS) manual. Basic requirements are specified in the IMO MSC-MEPC.2/Circ.2 “IMO requirements on carriage of publications on board ships”
The list of publications, to be carried onboard depends on the ship type, ship flag and shipping company SMS. Different vessels require different publications, depending on vessel type, flag, trading pattern, cargo and shipping company policy
The LEO Managed Service (LEO MS) is a ChartWorld service of delivery and maintenance of ships’ library of technical publications in accordance with the customer requirements. Once selected publications are included in the ship’s inventory, all new editions and new publications that replace existing ones, are delivered onboard the ships subscribed to the LEO Managed Service (LEO MS).
ACES is an official SOLAS ENC data service by ChartWorld, one that supports the various data formats. ACES’s convert the complete Admiralty Vector Chart Services (AVCS) dataset into (S)ENC, for fast, simple and error-free data supply. ACES also provides the Admiralty Information Overlay (AIO); this enables your ECDIS to digitally display Temporary & Preliminary (T&P) data, as well as displaying additional electronic notices (eps), on your screen. For ECDIS’s that are unable to display the ACES (S)ENC format, we supply the Admiralty Vector Chart Service (AVCS). ACES are the ideal electronic charting product for an easy and cost-effective approach to paperless navigation.
ACES also meets SOLAS chart-carriage requirements, as long as the charts are kept up-to-date and displayed using a type-approved Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS.)
We are able to offer you the The ADMIRALTY Vector Chart Service (AVCS), which is the world’s leading digital maritime charting service on offer. There are over 15,000 official Electronic Navigational Charts (ENCs); these help bridge crews to navigate safely and efficiently, whilst meeting Flag and Port State requirements.
Key features of AVCs:
100% official global maritime ENC coverage, with more routes and ports than any other service
Unique ADMIRALTY Information Overlay (AIO) for additional passage planning and information
Weekly updates available via email, online or on CD and DVD, ensuring that you are maintaining ongoing safety and compliance
Delivered in industry-standard S-63 / S-57 formats, guaranteeing compatibility with existing ECDIS’s currently available.
We provide all additional Admiralty publications which help your ship to sail.
Admiralty Total Tide (ATT), Admiralty Digital List of Lights (ADLL), and Digital Radio Signals (ADRS) are all available to ensure proficiency. These publications contain all the details of their paper equivalents, with the convenience of accurate and efficient weekly updates and simple searching of information.
ADMIRALTY TotalTide (ATT) provides crews with accurate tidal information, quickly and effectively. Height and tidal stream predictions for more than 7,000 ports and 3,000 tidal streams worldwide.
ADMIRALTY Digital List of Lights (ADLL) is an advanced source of navigational light and fog signal information. There is coverage for over 85,000 individual fixed light structures including lighthouses, lightships, lit floating marks and fog signals.
ADMIRALTY Digital Radio Signals aid the ongoing safety, security and compliance of your vessel by helping to manage and maintain open communications, and to meet reporting regulations.
We offer the Admiralty e-Nautical Publications (AENPs), which are simply the electronic versions of official ADMIRALTY Nautical publications. There are 86 official publications available in this electronic format; they are easy to use and to update, and bring improved efficiency, accuracy and access to all required information.
Accurate weekly Notices to Mariners, which are added within seconds, ensuring ongoing safety and compliance.
Simple search to access important planning and information easily.
We have been using ChartWorld's ECDIS on our vessels for over four years now and it has been a wonderful experience all along. The equipment has proven to be highly reliable and has required no service attendances, saving cost to the owners. The business model of leasing hardware with free software upgrades is very suitable for the shipping industry where new regulations come in all the time and with ships changing hands so very quickly. And lastly, the service quality is excellent. ChartWorld is able to customise solutions for us every time we ask them. In this industry, where new equipment and installation can bring a lot of headaches, working with ChartWorld has only brought “Peace of mind”.
VINAY GUPTA, MANAGING DIRECTOR, UMMS
Digital transformation is a vital part of maintaining a high quality, safe, and efficient fleet. ChartWorld delivers on all our key requirements, from assisting us in our move to paperless navigation using eSeries, updating our SMS for ECDIS using eQuip, through to comprehensive navigation data services. ChartWorld's overall navigation package provides industry-leading technology, but delivers something no one else can when it comes to modern commercial solutions for the ship-owners, managers, and crew.
SIA GUEN TECK, FLEET MANAGER, Pacific Carriers Limited (PACC SM)
We decided to equip our tug boats with the eGlobe G2 touch ECDIS. The optimized software in combination with the touch hardware is the most user-friendly and safe solution for navigation on our boats. The concept, reliable systems, and plug and play solution makes sure that we can operate in a safe, cost-effective manner even with boats located in difficult areas of the world.
Fairplay Schleppdampfschiffs-Reederei Richard Borchard GmbH, Capt. Christoph Kuehne, Nautical Superintendent