What is an Electronic Navigational Chart (ENC)?

The rise of ECDIS has changed the world of sailing forever. However, these systems are only hardware. They rely on quality Electronic Navigational ...

Main Principles of the Passage Planning Process to Know

A good passage plan is the key to safe and successful voyages. Before sailing, mariners need to understand the underlying principles of the passage...

How to Create a Passage Plan Report in SPICA

The passage planning process can be long, complicated, and very tedious work for the ship's navigator. Learn the step by step process on how to cre...

What is an ECDIS? All About the Electronic Chart Display and Information System

Ships implementing the Electronic Chart Display and Information System has revolutionized e-navigation. If you're new to the maritime industry, you...

How to Order, Download, and Update ADMIRALTY e-Nautical Publications (AENP) in SPICA

Mariners sailing on SOLAS class vessels are required by IMO and flag state authorities to carry all necessary nautical publication...

ECDIS: The Good and Bad of Paperless Navigation of Ships

  Despite the information and technological revolution of the 20th century changing so many things, oceanic navigation stayed remarkably similar. ...

Best Practices For Using An ECDIS

An ECDIS is one of the essential tools of a modern navigator. This tool displays digital charts and other navigational information, which improves ...

ADMIRALTY e-Navigator Planning Station and ADMIRALTY Gateway Products Will Be Retired January 2021

The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) is known for specializing in handling marine geospatial data. It's a world-renowned center of hydography that hel...