Overview

Essential information to support coastal navigation and port entry.

​​​ADMIRALTY Sailing Directions (Pilots) provide essential information to support port entry and coastal navigation for all classes of ships at sea. Split across 76 volumes, coverage includes the world’s main commercial shipping routes and ports. ​​​

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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. This information, when used alongside official ADMIRALTY charts, can help to increase situational awareness on the bridge
  • ​​​High quality diagrams and photography to help bridge-crews understand critical information during the passage planning stage
  • Worldwide official coverage to support safe and comp​liant navigation within main commercial shipping routes and ports. This coverage is split across 76 volumes for purchase flexibility

Also available as an ADMIRALTY e-Nautical Publicatio​n

In addition to paper format, each volume of ADMIRALTY Sailing Directions is available as an ADMIRALTY e-Nautical Publication (AENP). AENPs bring improved efficiency, accuracy and access to information bridge crews need through electronic NM updates and simple search functionality.

Updates

We provide regular ADMIRALTY Notices to Mariners (NMs) to help you ensure your ADMIRALTY publications are maintained and up-to-date with the latest safety critical information.

These weekly NMs can be downloaded for free from our website, or the paper bulletin can be bought from your ADMIRALTY Distributor.

How to buy

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Each volume of ADMIRALTY Sailing Directions has the following recommended retail prices:

Hardback Paper Publication: £67.30

AENP: £39.70

Please note that AENP prices refer to an individual annual licence and that all prices do not include VAT and other local taxes. To find out more information or to organise purchase, please contact your ADMIRALTY Distributor. If you don’t have a preferred distributor, you can search a list of worldwide, experienced and trusted distributors on our Find an ADMIRALTY Distributor page​.

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The ADMIRALTY Digital Catalogue (ADC) can also provide you with a comprehensive reference of all ADMIRALTY Maritime Data Solutions. 

find out more about the ADC