Nautical Chart work is the art of laying a safe course, fixing the position and reassuring that position, while steering the ship on that course. It’s an imperative job which every ship navigation officer should master. Learn about eight important points to consider while doing chart plotting.
Whenever a new area is to be added to a chart or it has to represent an area different from the previous chart, or the depth units shown on previous charts have to be changed, nautical charts need to be corrected. Find out how nautical charts are corrected on board ships.
Once a chart is published, constantly changing navigational features and aids or other relevant information have to be promulgated in order to update the ships navigating in those areas. Find out different methods of updating navigation charts on ships.
Nautical Charts used at sea have evolved over time. Fathom charts, one of the most important navigation charts used in the earlier times were gradually replaced by more enhanced charts.
Nautical charts are one of the most important tools for ship navigation. Learn about different types of marine charts based on their origin.