ADMIRALTY Gateway is retiring: Here's what you need to know

The Announcement  As mentioned in previous announcements, The UKHO has decided to permanently withdraw all versions of their ADMIRALTY Gateway and...

Summary of Changes to IMDG Code 40-20 Edition

The International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code contains regulations for transporting many hazardous materials. Familiarize yourself with th...

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...

How to Optimize Your Route Using Weather Routing Optimization Technology in SPICA

The goal of IMO 2020 is to reduce emissions  to improve the marine air quality and to protect human health. What our latest weather routing optimiz...

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 ...

Carriage Requirements for Nautical Charts & Publications According to the Cayman Islands Flag State

In the Cayman Islands, the carriage of navigation charts and publications is regulated under the Merchant Shipping Regulations. According to sectio...

Carriage Requirements for Nautical Charts & Publications According to the Bahamas Maritime Authority (Bahamas Flag State)

Through its Maritime Authority, the Bahamas Flag State released information bulletin No. 51 that outlines the criteria to be followed by SOLAS vess...