Regulation 27 - Nautical Charts and Nautical Publications


  • All nautical charts and publications to be up to date.
Regulation 27
Nautical charts and nautical publications, such as sailing directions, lists of lights, notices to mariners, tide tables and all other nautical publications necessary for the intended voyage, shall be adequate and up to date.
MCA Guidance
1. Reg. 27 applies to all ships except for UK-flagged pleasure vessels of less than 150 gt.
2. "Nautical Charts and Publications" are defined in Regulation 2.2.
3. Carriage requirements for Charts and Publications are given in Regulation 19, para. 2.1.4 and 2.1.5
4. MCA guidance on the carriage and use of Nautical Charts and Publications, including publications in digital format, is contained in ANNEX 3

Guidance on the use of Electronic Charts is contained in ANNEX 14.


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