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By combining the wide coverage, familiarity and ease-of-use of ARCS with AVCS, you can get the most comprehensive and trusted digital chart service available for ships trading internationally.

ARCS charts combine the familiarity of traditional ADMIRALTY paper charts with the precision of satellite positioning Weekly updates ensure that bridge crews and shore-based teams have access to complete and up-to-date information.

All ARCS customers can receive these updates via internet or CD, with the latest ADMIRALTY Notices to Mariners (NMs) applied easily and accurately in a matter of seconds.

If you are interested in finding out more about ARCS, please contact your preferred chart agent or visit the find an ADMIRALTY Chart Agent page to locate your closest distributor.

Find an ADMIRALTY Chart Agent ARCS charts display the same imagery and symbols as traditional ADMIRALTY Standard Nautical charts.

This familiarity, combined with accurate satellite positioning in an ECS or ECIDS navigation system, can improve situational awareness and help bridge crews to understand critical information at moments of peak workload and pressure.

With over 3,000 official charts available, ARCS provides extensive raster chart coverage of international shipping routes, main ports and harbours in a comprehensive range of scales.

​The ADMIRALTY Raster Chart Service (ARCS) provides raster chart coverage of international shipping routes, main ports and harbors in a comprehensive range of scales.

Ideal for both bridge crews and shore based users, it combines the familiarity of traditional ADMIRALTY paper charts with the precision of satellite positioning to support decision making.

Key features of ARCS include: Once you’ve chosen ARCS we can offer you guidance to help you get the most from the service, with further support available from chart agents and our in-house customer service team.

Find out more about support for ARCS We distribute our products through a global network of experienced and trusted ADMIRALTY Chart Agents.

These electronic updates reduce time and effort spent making manual updates to paper charts and minimise the risk of human error.

ARCS is an RNC service containing digital raster copies of official ADMIRALTY paper charts, conforming to the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) Product Specification S-61.

Raster Navigational Charts (RNCs) are a safe and reliable primary navigation alternative under certain conditions and subject to individual Port and Flag State approval, for example where ENCs don’t yet exist (see IMO resolution MSC 86 (70).

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  1. By combining the wide coverage, familiarity and ease-of-use of ARCS with AVCS, you can get the most comprehensive and trusted digital chart service available for ships trading internationally.

  2. ARCS charts combine the familiarity of traditional ADMIRALTY paper charts with the precision of satellite positioning Weekly updates ensure that bridge crews and shore-based teams have access to complete and up-to-date information.

  3. All ARCS customers can receive these updates via internet or CD, with the latest ADMIRALTY Notices to Mariners (NMs) applied easily and accurately in a matter of seconds.

  4. The weekly updates also include all Temporary and Preliminary Notices to Mariners (T&P NMs) generated by the UKHO’s extensive quality assurance processes.

  5. If you are interested in finding out more about ARCS, please contact your preferred chart agent or visit the find an ADMIRALTY Chart Agent page to locate your closest distributor.

  6. Find an ADMIRALTY Chart Agent ARCS charts display the same imagery and symbols as traditional ADMIRALTY Standard Nautical charts.

  7. This familiarity, combined with accurate satellite positioning in an ECS or ECIDS navigation system, can improve situational awareness and help bridge crews to understand critical information at moments of peak workload and pressure.

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