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  • Global maritime ENC coverage with more major routes and ports than any other competing service
  • 100% official ENCs with certification to aid Port State compliance
  • Operates on all ECDIS makes
  • Unique ADMIRALTY Information Overlay (AIO) for additional
    passage planning information
  • Weekly updates available electronically
01 Why AVCS?

AVCS helps your crews to navigate safely and efficiently, and helps to keep your ships compliant with Flag and Port State Authorities. Capitalising on the UKHO’s expertise and position as a leading provider of nautical paper charts, AVCS also incorporates the unique AIO, helping to simplify passage planning.

02 Carriage-compliant, 100% official ENCs

All ships using AVCS on board receive a UKHO certificate. This certificate confirms that all ENCs in AVCS satisfy the chart carriage requirements of SOLAS Chapter V , and can be used for local inspection.
AVCS meets the latest mandated data protection standards, S-63 Editions 1.1 and 1.2, from the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO), which helps to reduce the risk of both data piracy and the distribution of unofficial, dangerous ENCs to the mariner.

03 More routes, more ports

AVCS provides the widest official coverage, allowing ships to navigate on ECDIS for the entirety of most major routes on a single chart service. AVCS also includes over 4,000 of the biggest and busiest ports, terminals and fields worldwide, of which we offer unique coverage for over 100.

04 Optimised chart holdings

For maximum convenience AVCS ENCs can be ordered in predefined transit, regional or port folios (groupings of ENCs). New ENCs are automatically added to folio holdings as soon as they become available, ensuring ships always have the latest data within their chosen level of coverage.
Alternatively, all ENCs within AVCS can be bought on an individual, chart-by-chart basis for precise coverage and voyage flexibility. Simply buy the licences to unlock the charts needed for a voyage – when and for as long (3, 6, 9 or 12 months) as they are needed.

05 Ongoing safety and compliance

All AVCS customers receive weekly ENC updates. Installing the latest updates on a regular basis supports safe navigation and compliance with Flag and Port State requirements.

06 ADMIRALTY Information Overlay (AIO), unique extra navigational data

AIO aids navigators at the crucial passage planning stage.
It contains all ADMIRALTY Temporary and Preliminary Notices to Mariners (T&P NMs) and ENC Preliminary Notices to Mariners (EP NMs), which highlight navigationally significant differences between ENCs and ADMIRALTY paper charts.
AIO can be displayed as a single layer on top of ENCs on the majority of ECDIS currently being sold, and also on back-of-bridge software, including ADMIRALTY e-Navigator Planning Station, and all AVCS customers receive the unique AIO at no extra cost.

07 Easy chart selection, ordering and management

ADMIRALTY e-Navigator Planning Station is a chart selection, ordering and management software tool. Depending on the ship communications systems, it can help bridge crews receive updates and new data at sea via the internet, so you can be sure that they are always operating on the most up to date information.



  • Familiar, clear and easy to use digital charts
  • Extensive coverage of international routes and ports
  • Free weekly ADMIRALTY Notices to Mariner updates
  • Cost-effective digital charting for shore-based applications
01 Why ARCS?

ARCS combines the familiarity of traditional ADMIRALTY paper charts with the precision of satellite positioning, enabling bridge crews and shore-based users to make fast, well-informed decisions. These decisions can keep your crew and cargo safe and ave you time and money.
When used alongside ENCs from ADMIRALTY Vector Chart Service (AVCS), ARCS offers the most complete, official digital chart coverage on the market today.
Unlike manually updated paper charts, ARCS can be accurately updated in a matter of seconds using the free update service. This helps to improve navigational safety and efficiency.
ARCS is also ideal for back-office applications such as passage planning, voyage monitoring and incident management.
Compatible with a wide range of ECS and ECDIS navigation systems, ARCS can be viewed using the UKHO’s free Planning Station PC application.

02 Familiar, clear and easy to use

ARCS charts display the same imagery and symbols as the traditional ADMIRALTY Standard Nautical Charts used by generations of professional mariners.
This familiarity, combined with accurate satellite positioning in an ECS or ECDIS navigation system, improves situational awareness and helps crews to understand critical information at moments of peak workload and pressure. And this brings confidence and calm to the bridge.
Together with ENCs, ARCS also enables bridge crews to plan routes and conduct voyages safely and efficiently.

03 Efficient shore-side monitoring of your fleet

ARCS gives you cost-effective, digital charting in shorebased operations including disaster-management rooms. ARCS is compatible with a wide range of office-based display systems and software, and can even be viewed on mobile devices. Fleet managers can monitor the progress of their fleet, even if their ships are using paper charts.

04 Cost-effective and flexible buying options

Giving you greater coverage at significant cost savings and convenience, ARCS charts are available in 10 regional folios and one world folio.
Alternatively, for precise coverage and voyage flexibility, all raster charts within ARCS can be bought on an individual, chart-by-chart basis.
There’s no need for physical chart delivery – simply buy the licences remotely to access the charts you need.

  • ADP includes :
    - ADMIRALTY Digital List of Lights
    - ADMIRALTY Digital Radio Signals (ADRS)
      - ADRS 1, 3, 4, 5
      - ADRS 2
      - ADRS 6
    - ADMIRALTY TotalTide
  • Offering:
      - Greater efficiency, faster updating and more
        flexible information access
      - Approval by Flag States of over three quarters
        of ships trading internationally


    01 Overview

    ADMIRALTY Digital List of Lights (ADLL) is an advanced source of navigational light and fog signal information, with coverage of more than 70,000 individual light structures including lighthouses, lightships, lit floating marks and fog signals.

    Part of the ADMIRALTY Digital Publication (ADP) range, ADLL contains all the detail of its paper equivalents, with the added convenience of fast, accurate weekly updates and simple searching of information. These important features can save bridge crews time and reduce the risk of human error.

    Key features of ADLL include:

  • Electronic Notices to Mariner updates and information search, giving greater efficiency, faster updating and more flexible information access
  • Global coverage to enable safe and compliant navigation through major commercial shipping routes and ports
  • Approved for use by the Flag States of over three quarters of ships trading internationally, with certification to aid inspections - ADMIRALTY TotalTide
  • 02 Features

    - Greater efficiency, faster updating and more flexible information access - Approval by Flag States of over three quarters of ships trading internationally


      01 Overview
        ADMIRALTY Digital Radio Signals aids ongoing safety, security and compliance by helping bridge crews to manage
        communications and meet reporting regulations.

        Part of the ADMIRALTY Digital Publication (ADP) range, each ADRS volume contains all the detail of its paper equivalents, with the added convenience of fast, accurate weekly updates and simple searching of information. These important features can save bridge crews time and reduce the risk of human error.

        Sold separately, the ADRS range includes:
      • ADMIRALTY Digital Radio Signals Volumes 1, 3, 4, 5 (ADRS 1, 3, 4, 5) - radio communication details for Maritime Radio and Meteorological Observation Stations, Maritime Safety Information Services and GMDSS.
      • ADMIRALTY Digital Radio Signals Volume 2 (ADRS 2) - a range of compliant, digital positional and time keeping references that aid the calculations of positions and times worldwide.
      • ADMIRALTY Radio Signals Volume 6 (ADRS 6) - essential information for 3,600 service locations worldwide, including detailed pilot, Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) and port information.

      02 Features
          ADMIRALTY Digital Radio Signals is the world's most comprehensive and authoritative source of information on all aspects of radio communications. Sold as three separate applications, ADRS includes:
        • ADRS 1, 3, 4, 5 - Information to assist bridge crews in routine radio communications, receiving and providing weather reports and safety information, pollution  and quarantine reporting, as well as seeking Telemedical Assistance Services (TMAS). This application also provides detailed procedures in the event of distress or SAR incident.
        • ADRS 2 - Positional and timekeeping references to aid the calculation of positions and times worldwide. Coverage includes worldwide listings of radar beacons, VHF radio-direction-finding stations, known AIS Aids to Navigation (AtoN), Radio beacons transmitting DGPS corrections, International radio time signal broadcast details and International standard and daylight saving times and dates.
        • ADRS 6 - Essential information for 3,600 service locations worldwide, including detailed pilot, Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) and port information with their respective contact details and procedures.

        01 Overview

        ​​​ADMIRALTY TotalTide (ATT) is the world's most comprehensive tidal prediction program, providing bridge crews with fast, accurate tidal height and tidal stream predictions for more than 7,000 ports and 3,000 tidal streams worldwide.

      • Electronic Notices to Mariner updates and information search, giving greater efficiency, faster updating and more flexible information access
      • Global coverage to enable safe and compliant navigation through major commercial shipping routes and ports
      • Approved for use by the Flag States of over three quarters of ships trading internationally, with certification to aid inspections - ADMIRALTY TotalTide
      • 02 Features

        ADMIRALTY TotalTide (ATT) provides bridge crews with fast, accurate tidal height and tidal stream predictions for more than 7,000 ports and 3,000 tidal streams worldwide. This global coverage, which is split across 10 areas, enables users to take advantage of the tides whilst reducing risk to crew, cargo and ships.

        Enabling quicker and more informed decisions, ATT allows users to instantly calculate tidal heights for multiple ports during a period of seven consecutive days. Crews can also use the software to calculate and view safe clearances based on a ship's draft, masthead and under-keel clearance allowance.

        • Weekly Notices to Mariners applied accurately in seconds to ensure ongoing safety and compliance.​
        • Simple search functionality for easier access to important planning information.
        • 87 official ADMIRALTY Nautical Publications available in an electronic format. The range includes Sailing Directions, Ocean Passages for the World, the Nautical Almanac, the Mariner’s Handbook and many more.
        • Approved for use by the Flag States of over 80% of ships trading internationally, with clear display of NM updates to aid inspections.​
        01 Carriage compliance

        AENPs contain the same official information as the paper equivalents that have been approved as meeting SOLAS carriage requirements by the Flag States of over three quarters of ships trading internationally.

        02 Faster NM updates

        Bridge crews can download and apply relevant Notices to Mariners (NM) updates in just a few seconds every week, freeing their time to focus on other important duties.

        03 Aiding passage plans

        Bridge crews can save and print AENP pages and any applicable NMs to include in passage plans.

        04 Easier access to important information

        Use the simple search function to access information more easily and quickly than ever.

        AENPs can be used on up to three computers on board, per licence. Order AENPs from the catalogue and download via the internet. Progress is saved as the AENP is downloaded and will resume if your internet connection is lost.

        05 Greater confidence and clarity on the bridge

        The electronic weekly NM updates are added to the relevant AENPs with greater accuracy, helping to give decision makers more confidence on the bridge.


      • View, order and manage world-leading ADMIRALTY Maritime Products & Services on board
      • An aid to planning safe and compliant voyages
      • Use your digital products on one screen, including ADP and the unique AIO
      • Helps simplify essential tasks – freeing up valuable time on board
      • 01 The back-of-bridge PC application that brings together a set of powerful voyage-planning tools to support safe and compliant navigation.

        These include an integrated ADMIRALTY digital catalogue, a chart and publication holdings management and updating service, and an enhanced viewer for digital ADMIRALTY Maritime Products Services.
        Planning Station supports the voyage-planning process and frees up bridge crews to spend more time on other important duties.

        02 Quicker, more informed voyage-planning decisions

        Bridge crews can view relevant navigational information in one place, making it easier to plan voyages and view intended routes in detail.

        03 ADMIRALTY products that can be overlaid on AVCS and ARCS include:

        Bridge crews can save and print AENP pages and any applicable NMs to include in passage plans.

        04 A comprehensive digital catalogue of ADMIRALTY products

        ›› ADMIRALTY TotalTide (ATT)
        ›› ADMIRALTY Digital List of Lights (ADLL)
        ›› ADMIRALTY Digital Radio Signals (ADRS)
        In addition, ADMIRALTY Information Overlay (AIO) can be displayed over AVCS.

        05 Easier navigational information management and ordering

        An essential part of the passage-planning process is to ensure the navigational information for an intended route is up-to-date and complete.

        With Planning Station, bridge officers can keep costs and download sizes under control by ordering only those charts and publications required for a specific voyage. With digital ADMIRALTY Maritime Products & Services, permits can be ordered and received immediately.

        06 Supporting inspections

        Planning Station lets bridge crews view when the digital ADMIRALTY portfolio on board were last updated (their status), and lets them print or export a range of reports to support inspections.

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