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Admiralty Charts


The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has announced its intention to withdraw from global paper chart production by late 2026 to increase focus on its digital navigation products and services.

The withdrawal of Admiralty Standard Nautical Charts (SNCs) and Thematic Charts are in response to more marine, naval and leisure users primarily using digital products and services for navigation. The Admiralty Maritime Data Solutions digital navigation portfolio can be updated in near real-time, greatly enhancing safety of life at sea (SOLAS).

Read the UKHO’s official announcement here. Background information and FAQs on this development are also well presented in this post by Pivot partner, American Nautical Services.

Pivot can provide guidance to vessel operators making the transition to digital charts, identifying and supplying the necessary digital licenses, ensuring successful ECDIS integration, managing annual license renewals etc.