The two new paper charts are supported by additional digital services, with a new online update option as well as a free dedicated website offering Security-Related Information to Mariners (SRIM).
Information that represents a risk to the security of navigation is available via the system, including data on piracy, terrorism, mine warfare, embargo, illegal fishing and exclusion zones, as well as routeing and reporting requirements implemented by military or security forces.
SRIM provides only official information which has been validated at government level. It is collated by the UKHO through its work with NATO and government-to-government organisations.
“Security threats are an on-going risk to the shipping industry, so it's vital that mariners and shipping companies have access to the latest validated navigational information,” said Stein Olav Hagalid, head of NCAGS/NATO Shipping Centre.
“The Admiralty Maritime Security Charts combined with the SRIM service, as well as relevant information on the NATO Shipping Centre website, will help users collate the most up-to-date official security information available, ensuring passage planning can be made simpler and voyage routes more secure.”