ADMIRALTY Digital Radio Signals (ADRS)
ADMIRALTY Digital Radio Signals Volume 6 – helping crews to meet reporting regulations around the world
Maritime radio communications information worldwide.
Aiding ongoing safety, security and compliance, ADRS improves the management of communications during passage planning, and helps mariners to meet reporting regulations throughout a voyage.
ADMIRALTY List of Radio Signals is the world’s most comprehensive and authoritative source of information on all aspects of maritime radio communication, with volumes 2 and 6 now available in digital format; making it easier to search and update than paper publications.
Volume 6 – pilot services, VTS, and port operations
Providing essential information for 3,600 service locations worldwide, including:
- Detailed pilot information, contact details and procedures
- Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) information, contact details and procedures
- National and international ship reporting systems
- Port information, contact details and procedures
Weekly electronic updates can be received via internet download, email or disc. These are quick and easy to apply compared to the manual Notices to Mariners (NMs) updates for paper reference books.
- Reduces the risk of human error
All updates are applied accurately and with a minimum of manual intervention, reducing stress and fatigue on the bridge.
- Provides easy search options
Find relevant services quickly by searching via the graphic window, text string or position.
The UKHO will be adding more world-leading ADMIRALTY List of Radio Signal volumes to the digital range over the coming months.
ADMIRALTY Digital Publications (ADP)
Bringing simplicity, flexibility and speed to passage planning and navigation
- ADMIRALTY Digital List of Lights – the world-leading source of navigational light and fog signal information
- ADMIRALTY Digital Radio Signals
- Volume 2 – Positional and timekeeping references to aid the calculation of positions and times worldwide (NEW)
- Volume 6 – Essential maritime radio communications information for 3,600 service locations worldwide
- ADMIRALTY TotalTide – the world’s most comprehensive, real-time tidal prediction program, bringing global tidal height and stream data together
- Greater efficiency, faster updating and more flexible information access – helping busy bridge crews to make quicker, more informed decisions
- Approval by Flag States of the majority of ships trading internationally
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:
- ADMIRALTY Digital List of Lights (ADLL) – an advanced source of navigational light and fog signal information, covering over 70,000 individual light structures worldwide.
- ADMIRALTY Digital Radio Signals
- Volume 2 (ADRS 2) – a range of compliant, digital positional and timekeeping references to help ensure ships are at the right place at the right time.
- Volume 6 (ADRS 6) – essential maritime radio communications information for 3,600 service locations worldwide, including pilot services, Vessel Traffic Services and port operations.
- ADMIRALTY TotalTide (ATT) – the world’s most comprehensive tidal prediction program, bringing global tidal height and stream data together.
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.