Admiralty e-NP's (Electronic Nautical Publications)

 

 

 

 

Electronic nautical publications (e-NPs) from the British Admiralty are digital versions of publications required to meet carriage provisions of SOLAS and other conventions. e-NPs allow crews to expedite updating processes and unfettered access to information as it is needed.

 

  • Download the e-NP brochure here.

 

  • Download the e-NP Quick Start Guide here.

 

  • Download the e-NP User Guide here.

 

Fast and accurate updates to Notices to Mariners

Updates for e-NPs may be downloaded over the Internet or installed with regularly shipped CDs, in seconds. The time savings achieved versus assembling and maintaining the necessary paper publications to comply with carriage provisions allows crews to focus on other important duties. This leads to decisions made with more thorough consideration, knowledge and under less stress.

 

Easy Access to important information with the Admiralty e-Reader

 

Clients access e-NPs using the Admiralty e-Reader. The device is developed by the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) and is supplied at no cost to Admiralty e-NP customers. Included with the e-Reader is search functionality, allowing users to access required information in the most efficient manner possible.

 

 

Carriage Compliance

e-NPs are approved for use by most flag states to meet SOLAS carriage requirements. Each publication contains the same information as the corresponding paper publication. During inspections, the most recent updates made are readily apparent, making the process more streamlined for all participants.

 

  • Download the Admiralty e-NP Factsheet here.

 

  • View useful e-NP films here.

 

  • Find answers to frequently asked questions here.

 

  • CD labels may be downloaded here.

 

Publications

The current library of publications available in e-NP format includes:

 

Admiralty Sailing Directions (Pilots) - Highly valued information regarding coastal navigation and entry ports.

 

Admiralty Mariners Handbook (NP100) - The comprehensive guide to key aspects of navigation and seamanship.

 

The Nautical Almanac (NP314) - This publication is a must-have for astronavigation, mandatory gyro checks and the calculation of daylight hours.

 

Admiralty Sailing Directions

Admiralty Sailing Directions meet SOLAS carriage requirements and provides important information about entry ports and coastal navigation. Admiralty Sailing Directions are Often referred to as "pilots."

 

Admiralty Sailing Directions are intended to be used together with Admiralty nautical charts. Seventy-four volumes of Admiralty Directions provide global coverage. Volumes may be purchased individually, allowing mariners to buy only what they need. A map outlining the coverage offered by Sailing Directions is available here.

 

Each Sailing Directions volume includes:

 

  • Detailed photographs and panoramas

 

  • Comprehensive information regarding navigational hazards, pilotage. buoyage, services avaialbe in ports and port entry guides.

 

Admiralty Mariners Handbook (NP100)

This handbook is designed to be a functional reference for professional mariners. Included is information regarding:

 

  • charts

 

  • regulations and operations

 

  • characteristics of the ocean, including tides and currents

 

  • elementary meteorology

 

  • restrictions to navigation including ice and other hazards

 

  • the International Association of Lighthouse Authorities (IALA) buoyage system and its main elements

 

The Nautical Almanac (NP314)

This is a reference that is necessary for astronavigation when global satellite positioning (GPS) is not available, for calculating daylight hours and required gyrocompass inspections.

 

When used in conjunction with a sextant, this important reference helps crews determine positions at sea.

 

The almanac contains diagrams, notes and tables aiding in star and planet recognition and detailed instructions on how to make use of the sun and the moon for both day-to-day navigation and navigation in emergency situations.

 

An e-NP brochure may be downloaded here.

 

Flag State Approval

For flag state authorities (FSAs) that have provided documentation and guidance regarding their acceptance of UKHO digital nautical publications, the details are listed here. Additionally, there are some FSAs for whom digital publications are acceptable that have not provided guidance and are not listed here.

 

Further information regarding International Maritime Organization (IMO) requirements for publication carriage requirements on board ships may be found by reading IMO requirements on carriage of publications on board ships.

 

 

Flag State

Authority

Approval

Documentation
(where applicable)

Comments / Conditions

Digital List of Lights

Digital Radio Signals Vol. 2

Digital Radio Signals Vol. 6

Total Tide

e-NPs

Antigua &

Barbuda

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

SLS.14/Circ.239

Australia

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

MO21

Azerbaijan

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Approval Letter

Bahamas

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

BMA-51, 20 Sept 2011

Barbados

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

SLS.14/Circ200

Belgium

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Approval Letter

Belize

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Subject to RO approval

Bermuda

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Approval Letter ADP

Approval Letter e-NP

Brazil

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Approval Letters
English | BR Portuguese

Canada

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Approval Letter

Cape Verde

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Cayman Islands

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Supp No 3

China

No documentary guidance available. Flag State thought to be positive to inquiries from shippers.

Cook Islands

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Circ 14

Costa Rica

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Approval Letters
English | Spanish

Croatia

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Curaçao

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Subject to an separate backup system operating on an independent and separate power supply

Cyprus

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Circ No 17/11

Demark

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

SLS.14/Circ296

Dominica

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Estonia

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Approval Letter

Faroe Islands

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

01/2011

Finland

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

MMK 11/2007

France

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Approval Letters
English | French

Relevant section is 221-V/27, on page 389

Georgia

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Approval Letter

Germany

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

SLS.14/Circ1901

Gibraltar

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

SGN 052

Greece

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

SLS.14/Circ.302

Honduras

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Hong Kong

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Hong Kong Circular 7

Iceland

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Approval Letter

Ireland

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

MN No 45/09

Isle of Man

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

ADP Approval Letter
e-NP Approval Letter

Israel

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Approval Letter

Italy

Guidance expected soon. In the meantime, the Flag State Administration is thought likely to be positive in response to any inquiries from shipping companies.

Japan

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Approval Letter

Kiribati

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

MC 13/2010

Latvia

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Approval Letter

Liberia

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Approval Letter
Marine Notice ADM-007 Rev. 5/08

Lithuania

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Approval Letter

Luxembourg

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

CAM 06/2012

Madeira

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Malaysia

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

MSN 64-2011

Maldives

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Malta

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

SLS.14/Circ.299

Marshall Islands

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

MN7-041-6 Version 11/12

Relevant sections of the Admiralty Digital Publication fully corrected and updated pertaining to the vessels planned voyage should be printed off and be available for reference (please refer to the relevant documentation).

Mauritius

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Approval Letter

Mexico

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Approval Letters
English | Spanish

Mongolia

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Netherlands

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

New Zealand

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Nicaragua

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Nigeria

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Norway

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

SLS.14/Circ.213

Panama

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

MMC-218

Relevant sections of the Admiralty Digital Publication fully corrected and updated pertaining to the vessels planned voyage should be printed off and be available for reference (please refer to the relevant documentation).

Papua New Guinea

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Philippines

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Approval Letter

Poland

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Approval Letter

Portugal

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Qatar

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Russia

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Letters
English | Russian

Subject to inclusion of the use of ADP in the vessel's safety management system and approval by an appropriate classification society – see attached letter

Seychelles

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Approval Letter

Sierra Leone

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Approval Letter

Singapore

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

SLS.14/Circ.320

Slovenia

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Approval Letters
English | Slovenian

South Africa

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Spain

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Sri Lanka

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Approval Letter

St Kitts and Nevis

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Approval Letter

St Vincent and the Grenadines

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

SOL 008

Sweden

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

SLS.14/Circ.265

Switzerland

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Turkey

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Approval Letters
English | Turkish

Please refer to page 3 of linked documents

Tuvalu

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

MC 01/2011/01

UK

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

ADP Approval Letter
e-NP Approval Letter

United Arab Emirates

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

USA

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Approval Letter

Vanuatu

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Downloads

 

Download Admiralty e-Nautical Publications

 

Digital publications from Admiralty are available over the Internet using file transfer protocol (FTP) with the following settings:

 

  • Username: ukhopublic
  • Password: Public12345
  • The username and password are case-sensitive

 

Full Admiralty updates, including CD label downloads are available here.

 

Installation Information

Recommended minimum requirements

A computer with a central processing unit with a Pentium IV or later and a minimum of 512 MB of memory as a minimum is necessary. 1 GB of memory is recommended. A monitor with a resolution of 1280 by 1024 is recommended along with available disk spade of 5 GB. A USB port, v1.2 or later and a color printer is recommended. A memory stick of 1 GB or larger is advised as is the use of Microsoft Windows 7, 32- & 64-bit versions or Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64-bit version operating systems.

It is also advised that computers used have up-to-date anti-virus software installed.

 

Pricing

e-NP's are available for purchase here.