- Resources & Information
ADMIRALTY Digital Radio Signals 1, 3, 4, 5 (ADRS 1, 3, 4, 5) assists the mariner in routine radio communications, receiving and providing weather reports and safety information, pollution and quarantine reporting, seeking Telemedical Assistance Services (TMAS) and provides detailed procedures in the event of a distress or SAR incident.
As part of the wider ADP portfolio of computer-based nautical reference guides, regular electronic updates can be received via internet download, email or disc, applied accurately with a minimum of manual intervention. Crews can also find relevant services quickly by searching via the graphic window, text string or position.
ADMIRALTY Digital Publications (ADP)
Bringing simplicity, flexibility and speed to passage planning and navigation
What is ADP?
ADMIRALTY Digital Publications (ADP) are computer-based versions of the UKHO’s market-leading paper-based nautical reference guides – ADMIRALTY Nautical Publications.
They contain the same information as their paper equivalents, and are widely accepted as meeting SOLAS carriage requirements.
The ADP range currently includes:
It allows crews to make tidal height predictions for more than 7,000 ports and 3,000 tidal stream stations worldwide.
Advantages of digital applications
They provide greater efficiency and flexibility – giving bridge crews faster, more accurate updates and easier access to the information they need.
ADP can be individually licensed, installed, used and updated. Bridge crews can make one working copy of each licensed application per ship, so each application can be used on two separate computers onboard while satisfying SOLAS requirements.
Overlays to support voyage planning
Easy to use and clearly displayed using a growing number of back-of-bridge software, including ADMIRALTY e-Navigator Planning Station, ADP applications can be viewed as a single layer on top of official navigational charts.
Helping prepare for digital navigation
Capitalising on the UKHO’s expertise, the ADP portfolio helps bridge crews to transition from paper-based nautical publications to improved digital alternatives.
Approved by the Flag States of the majority of ships trading internationally, ADP applications provide the same level of compliance as traditional ADMIRALTY paper-based publications, for ships trading under these Flag States. In this way, ADP helps crews to navigate safely, efficiently and compliantly.
Check the UKHO’s website, www.ukho.gov.uk,for the most up-to-date list of Flag State approvals and conditions, or speak directly with your ships’ Flag Authority.
Quality-assured information you can trust
Produced by world experts in maritime navigation information, the ADP portfolio has been designed to meet high navigational standards, as well as UKHO’s own internal quality assurance processes.
Fast and efficient updates
Quick, electronic updating reduces time and effort spent making manual corrections, and minimises the risk of human error.
Global coverage – more routes and ports
All ADP products provide global coverage, divided into regions to provide flexibility and simplicity.
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