Sailing Direction

Sailing Direction are Split across 76 volumes, coverage includes the world’s main commercial shipping routes and ports. 

Each volume of Sailing Directions offers:

  • Information on navigational hazards, buoyage, pilotage, regulations, general notes on countries, port facilities, seasonal currents, ice, and climatic conditions. 
  • High-quality diagrams and photography to help bridge-crews understand critical information during the passage planning stage.
  • Worldwide official coverage to support safe and compliant navigation within main commercial shipping routes and ports. 

Sailing direction produce Weekly correction. They also publish a annual summary report with a compilation of all past weekly corrections for the sailing direction.

Sailing direction weekly correction should be kept in a file.

ADMIRALTY Sailing Direction

UK hydrographic office

The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) collects and supplies hydrographic and geospatial data for the Royal Navy and merchant shipping, to protect lives at sea.