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CHART CORRECTION COURSE (CCC)

TO OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING:  Class start as per schedule time. 1700h 0900h to

 Cell phones to switch off or silent mode

 Allocated Coffee time is 15 minutes AM and PM, Lunch Break 12:00nn-1:30pm

Chart Correction Course
Introduction
For as long as navigational publications and paper charts are produced, it will continue to exists on board. However, it does requires maintenance, proper care and attention. The scope of this course is make sure that the world outfits of chart folios and navigational publications used for the intended voyages are well kept, up to date and corrected properly to latest corrections of Weekly Notices to Mariners.

To practice manual updating and management of charts and publications as per NP 294 and NP 100. . To use all available information from the Weekly Edition of Admiralty Notices to Mariners that affect charts and publications.Chart Correction Course Objectives To familiarize with the latest requirements for equipments used for updating charts.

notice to mariners. . such as sailing directions.Chart Correction Course Why updated charts and publications? SOLAS Regulation 27 (Chapter V) Nautical charts & nautical publications. lists of lights. tide tables & all other nautical publications necessary for the intended voyage. shall be adequate & up to date.

Upkeep of nautical Charts & Publications is a SOLAS / VMS / Oil Major requirement. .

Tide Tables. the Annual Summary of Notices to Mariners and the Chart Catalogue the current editions and have they been maintained up to date where required? . the Nautical Almanac.16 Are Lists of Lights.VIQ Reference VIQ 4. Sailing Directions.

( refer to NTM H102 & H102A) .Chart Correction Course Who supplies information. volunteers and other government or non government bodies will not spent times. updates and data for affected charts and publications? Hydrographic agency. if they think that update charts doesn’t have an important role to the seafarers for safe navigations and for the protection of environment. resources and efforts to collect and gathered any relevant information.

depend on the clients requirements. instead of electronic equipments and computers? Even with space age technologies and fast growing development of sophisticated computers and electronics. most likely modern ships constructed and built today. however sophisticated equipments are. may be fitted with latest and perhaps futuristic design of electronic charts. (under current legislations) they are supported or back up by paper bound copy of charts and publications .Chart Correction Course Why paper charts and publications. such as ENCs and ECDIS.

Chart Correction Course Who should maintain and monitor affected charts and publications? The Second Officer is responsible to the Master for proper correction and maintenance of all charts and navigational publications. The correction of Light Lists (LLs) and Admiralty Lists of Radio Signals (ALRS) may be delegated to the Third Officer Ref : V.Ships Management System ( VMS ) (*) .

Charts & Publications VMS FOP 5. . The correction of Light Lists and Admiralty Lists of Radio Signals may be delegated to the Third Officer.8 Responsible Officer The Second Officer is responsible to the Master for the proper correction and maintenance of all charts and navigational publications.

e.Chart Correction Course How to apply updates on paper charts and publication properly? Updating Chart is done manually and eventually. . NP 294 (discussed later within the course) Note: Procedures on how to update chart manually will discuss on practical exercises.g. booklets and publications are available for guide and reference.

HOW TO KEEP YOUR ADMIRALTY CHARTS UP-TODATE 4th Edition 2007 (old) = Reed’s Chart Correction These publications details the correct way to maintain charts and publications and are to be complied with.Chart Correction Course What references or publications that will assist to update the chart properly? = NP 294 .HOW TO KEEP YOUR ADMIRALTY PRODUCTS UP-TO.DATE 5th Edition 2010 (new) = NP 294 . (*) .

18mm and 0.18mm nib to INSERT information and 0. 2. Ink The colour should be violet so that you can see you corrections clearly under all light conditions. 1. 0.Chart Correction Course What are the instruments and publications used in updating charts? Equipment: TOOLS (Taken from NP 294) It is recommended that you must have proper tools before you begin to correct your charts. Pens You need two pens with different sizes of nib.25mm nib to DELETE.25mm. Flag State. the maintenance of these pens must be followed according to manufacturer‟s instructions. Class and Insurance surveyor inspections teams. Also they will be clearly seen by Port State. . To achieve optimum performance. Use a 0.

Soft eraser is recommended because it prolongs the life of a chart and will not obliterate important information printed on the chart. A Tracing is a useful tool for positioning of correcting quickly 4. Eraser This should be soft and used only for rubbing out pencil marks/tracks on charts.Chart Correction Course 3. Pencils 2B . .softer pencil also used and prefer by mariner for chartworks 7H – This is hard pencil with a sharp point for pin-pointing positions when using either a parallel rule and dividers or a Chart Correction Overlay (Tracing ).

Roller II. Stepping Both are perfectly suitable for the purpose of chart correction 7. You can obtain a perfect fit . A good substitute is a paste 6. POSITIONABLE MOUNTING ADHESIVE ROLLS. As there is no distortion to the chart or the block. Parallel Rule There are two types: I. Adhesive This is used when sticking NM block corrections and Notes / Cautions onto charts. a 3M product brand ScotchTM is strongly recommended. . Dividers Bow dividers are more sensitive for accurate positioning.Chart Correction Course 5.

11. 9. . Template With various sizes of holes. small circular limits.Chart Correction Course 8. The blade must have 14 teeth to 1 inch. Straight edge A steel straight edge. etc….Compass This should come with pen attachment for corrections where you have to draw large circles or sectors. It is slower than parallel rule but it is more accurate. should be used for drawing radar stations. 10. is use to find a position on a chart. preferably 1 meter in length. radio beacons. Hacksaw blade A useful tool which you can draw a cable. Be careful in using the blade so that your pen will flow over the teeth.

The notice number to be recorded against the Chart affected within NP133A. Entries are to be made in „ink‟ for permanent corrections.Chart Correction Course Equipments: PUBLICATIONS These publications also serve as evidence that you are correcting your chart when inspection is conducted. Once the Chart is corrected in „ink‟ cross out the relevant ANM number in pencil within NP133A Refer to page 16 of NP294 4th edition 2007 & example on page 17 . NP 133A – Paper Chart Maintenance Record ( formerly called Chart Correction Log) This publication lists every chart numerically and is used to record corrections (by their NM number ) against any chart affected. Every publication is as important as a navigational chart for extracting information in passage planning.

NP 133A . The year date for the current year of NMs should be underlined so that it is not confused with a NM number. Every publication is as important as a navigational chart for extracting information in passage planning.New Slide 16 a Chart Correction Course Equipments: PUBLICATIONS These publications also serve as evidence that you are correcting your chart when inspection is conducted. Refer to page 16 of NP294 4th edition 2007 & example on page 17 .Paper Chart Maintenance Record Chart Correc Within NP 133A the date of the New Edition/ New Chart should be also entered in ink as a permanent record.

Refer to page 16 of NP294 4th edition 2007 .New Slide 16 b Chart Correction Course NP 133A .Chart Correction Log & Folio Index Entry Procedure for T & P Notices: (T & P) notice numbers to be entered in pencil against the affected chart number in NP133A & when the chart has been actually corrected in pencil. the relevant notice number within NP 133A should be struck out with a pencil to indicate that the correction has been done.

See notes below the slide Chart Correction Course NP 234 a & b . Chart 5011 recognised by its old number. This is published twice a year. It is the only source of information when you are setting up an ANM record system for the first time.Symbols & Abbreviation used on Admiralty Charts This is a booklet and it explain every symbol used on admiralty charts and should be used as a guide during the correcting process. The first is published in January and includes all ANM published during the previous two years. It also contain the latest edition dates for all charts in the British Admiralty series. The July Edition includes all the ANM numbers published during the previous two and a half years. should be treated as a chart and a correctable publication and should be updated from ANM when necessary.Cumulative Lists of Admiralty Notices to Mariners It is a very useful tool for checking the accuracy of your record of corrections. . Chart 5011 .

NP 131 Chart Catalogue The chart catalogue must be corrected and kept up-to-date . It contains the text of Annual Notices to Mariners. reprint of T‟s and P‟s notices and reprint of Amendment to Sailing Directions that have been issued since publications of latest edition or supplements.New Slide 18 Chart Correction Course „X‟ Charts explained Mariners are instructed to mark chart number on the existing charts with a prefix „X‟. More details should be refer to page 23 of NP 294 NP 247 Annual Summary This is essential part of chart outfit. .

Straight Edge 11. Ink 3. NP 133A 2. Parallel Rule 7. Hacksaw Blade 10. NP 131 .Chart Correction Course Summary of instruments and publications used in correcting charts? Instrument used 1. Template Publications used 1. NP 247 5. NP 234 a & b 3. Compasses 9. Adhesive 6. Pens 2. Pencils 4. Chart 5011 4. Eraser 5. Dividers 8.

Ref : V.Chart Correction Course Where all these updates affecting the charts and publications can be found ? and who supply? Weekly Edition of Admiralty Notices to Mariners The Company forwards the British Admiralty Weekly Notices to Mariners and Tracing to each vessel at regular intervals.Ships Management system ( VMS ) (*) .

List is an index of Admiralty Charts Affected by the Publication List. . thereafter are a number of standard sections and any “one off “ announcements. Every Weekly ANM‟s contain the following sections SECTION 1 Explanatory Notes.Chart Correction Course What are the contents Weekly Edition of ANM‟s? Updating of Admiralty charts and publications are promulgated weekly through the Weekly Editions of ANMs. Continuity must be observe starting from the first week of the year up to the last week which is usually numbered as week no 1 to 51 or 52. Publication List It is strongly recommended that you read thoroughly the “EXPLANATORY NOTES” At the beginning of the Publication.

Chart Correction Course SECTION 1 (continuation) Admiralty Charts and Publications Now Published and Available Admiralty Charts and Publications to be Published Revised Publication dates Admiralty Charts and Publications permanently withdrawn Admiralty Raster Charts Services RRP(UK) optional Erratum .

September and December (*) . June.Chart Correction Course Section IA Temporary and Preliminary Notices (Monthly) This section contains a list of T & P notices cancelled during the previous month and a list of those T & P notices previously published and still in force Section IB Current Hydrographic Publications (Quarterly) Information is provided on Hydrographic Publications at the end of March.

NM‟s are printed in numerical order within geographical regions. A glance at the Index of Notices on the previous page will identify the appropriate page number for a particular NM. . The appropriate NM number should be inserted against the affected chart in your NP 133A or other record as explained in chapter 1.Chart Correction Course SECTION II Admiralty Notices to Mariners Updates to Standard Navigational Charts Geographical Index This index gives you a quick reference to those pages dealing with corrections to charts in particular geographical area. Index Pages On receipt of the Weekly ANM‟s you should look at the Index of Charts Affected and cross check it with the List of Charts Onboard to identify those charts to be updated.

Notices to Mariners: Format of Chart Updates More detailed descriptions of the structure of NM‟s and Chapter 3 of NP 294 .Chart Correction Course Charts Updates The first Notice in Section II refers to Miscellaneous Updates to Charts.

87 E . King‟s Lynn) [previous update 5154/03] ETRS89 DATUM F Chart 108 [previous update 5328/03] ETRS89 DATUM G Insert (18)Wk H 53 00..Chart Correction Course SECTION II Notices to Mariners: Format of Chart Updates The text of a chart updating notice always follows the same format: A 2087* ENGLAND B East Coast -the Wash . Port of Wisbech Authority E Note: former Notice 1966(P/03) F Chart 1200 (INT 1556) F ( plan. F. Bulldog Channel………. 2004/05. 2376.05 N . 0 21.2 D Source : MRCC Yarmouth. C Light List Vol A..Lynn Deeps.

the relevant Admiralty List of Lights and/or Admiralty List of Radio Signals volume and appropriate number will be shown The source of the information is shown under the title of the NM D . a more specific region or port and the nature of the correction. An asterisk indicates that the notice is based on original information The title includes the geographical area or country.Chart Correction Course SECTION II (continuation) A The NM number in the current year which should be recorded at the bottom left hand corner of the chart after you have corrected the chart. B C When the update affects a light and/or radio signal.

positions may be cross-referenced in this manner. showing the relevant part or parts of the update which affect that chart. minutes and decimals of a minute. F G H . Be careful when noting positions. These notes may be used to indicate such things as a T or P NM being cancelled by the promulgation of that particular chart update. The text of the update comes next. The NM individually lists each chart affected. Positions are normally given in degrees.Chart Correction Course SECTION II (continuation) E Occasionally an informative Note is included. but may occassionally quote seconds for convinience when plotting from the graduation of some charts In some cases. when other chart affected by the source information will be updated in due course.

.8W Insert magenta limit and chart number.39.15 S East: 149 34.90 S West:149 32.Chart Correction Course SECTION II (continuation) Miscellaneous Updates to Charts This miscellaneous update primarily includes changes to charts as a result of the publication of new editions and new charts listed in section 1.6W Delete note.6 N . POSITION CHART 1912. changed “adjoining chart” references or altered cautionary notes A 4290 Miscellaneous Updates Charts Source: UK Hydrographic Office Chart B 142 Previous Update Details B 2527/04 C Amend reference to read. 005 45.45E Aus 395 1200/03 .33 E South: 4 40. 1912 in position 35 50. AUS 676. center on 36 07. These can be things such as changes to the limits of larger scale charts. 005 50. as follows D North: 4 .0 N ..

Draw a “box” with these limits and insert the chart number (in this case Aus 676) in a corner of the box clear of other detail. . The miscellaneous NM is always the first notice each week The chart to be updated and the previous update number The text of the update to be applied B C D The instruction to insert new larger scale chart limits is shown like this.Chart Correction Course SECTION II (continuation) A The miscellaneous NM number to be recorded in the bottom left hand corner of each chart updated.

Reprints of New Zealand NMs Refer to page XX of NP 294 latest edition for further explanation . Preliminary Notices May contain the latest information about new permanent developments SECTION IIA . Naval Exercise. e.g. Normally placed on the last pages of section II Temporary Notices May be issued to warn of temporary changes in aids to navigation or to warn you of hazards of a temporary nature.Chart Correction Course SECTION II (continuation) Temporary and Preliminary NM’s The explanatory notes at the beginning of Section 1of the weekly edition includes further explanation.

Navigational Warnings are of three types: NAVAREA warnings COASTAL warnings LOCAL warnings The language used in both NAVAREA and Coastal warnings is invariably English. Many navigational warnings are of a temporary nature. .Chart Correction Course SECTION III Reprints of Selected Navigational Warnings They are designed to give the mariner early information of important incidents which may constitute a danger to navigation. but others remain in force for several weeks and may be succeeded by NtM. although warnings may be transmitted in one or more of the official languages of the United Nations Warning received through the WWNWS and those in section III should be plotted on in use chart in pencil.

It is important. therefore. It is not recommended that amendments be stuck in the Parent Book or supplement. . The list can then be consulted when using the Parent Book to see if any amendments affecting the area under consideration are in force. It is recommended that the amendments are kept in a file with the latest “in force” list of amendments on the top.Chart Correction Course SECTION IV Amendments to Admiralty Sailing Directions (SDs) Admiralty Sailing Direction are complementary to the chart and to other navigational publications. to have a system whereby any amendments can be easily retrieved and cross referenced to the particular section of the parent publication.

It is also important to annotate the record of amendments inside the front cover of each volume when the amendments have been completed . The most important of those changes are reflected in the chart updates but not necessarily in the same weekly edition This information is printed on one side of the page so that you can either cut or stick it in the affected volume or keep it filed separately so that you can easily refer to it.Chart Correction Course SECTION V Amendments to Admiralty List of Lights of Fog Signals (ALLs) Each week there are changes affecting volumes of ALLs.

Chart Correction Course SECTION VI Amendments to Admiralty list of Radio Signals (ALRS) Equally important is the information contained in these volumes and amendments should be carried out in the same manner as those in the Lists of Lights and Fog Signals All information is mentioned within relevant Chapters with NP 294 latest edition .

Updates to Standard Navigational Charts Reprints of Radio Navigational Warnings Amendments to Admiralty Sailing Directions Amendments to Admiralty Lists of Lights & Fog Signals Amendments to Admiralty Lists of Radio Signals . Publication List Admiralty Notices to Mariners.Chart Correction Course Summary of Contents of Notices to Mariners Section I Section II Section III Section IV Section V Section VI Explanatory Notes .

You are expected to stick it as well as you can onto the affected chart. Always insert information before you delete information. It should be noted that tracings is a guide only in illustrating the corrections and in pinpointing a position. Always refer to the ANM which is the source document. A tracing is a tool only to be used to position a correction accurately and quickly. The UKHO produces the NTM block corrections and NTM tracings as a supplementary publications but care must be given when using the tracings. . A NTM is also accompanied by a block correction. It is important to remember to cut off the enclosing black line around the limits of the area of the block before sticking in onto the chart.Chart Correction Course How to updates Admiralty Charts? In updating Admiralty Charts. By checking the ANM while looking at the chart in question you will avoid the risk of deleting information which otherwise could have been used to completed the new information being inserted.

Write the ANM number in the bottom left hand corner of the chart as a record of the completed correction. 5. NOTE: It is dangerous to apply the correction number in the bottom left hand corner of the chart before you have corrected the chart. Cross through the ANM number adjacent to the chart in your NP 133A or similar record . 8. When you are satisfied then. Check the Index of Affected Charts in Section II.(in pen) 4. 2. 7. Record the ANM number against the chart number in the NP 133A. 6. Check what you have done. Go to the Index of Notices and Locate the actual notice. Insert correction in the chart. Cross check the Index of Affected Charts to that of the list of charts you have on board 3.Chart Correction Course PROCEDURE: (without TRACINGS ) 1.

you may have to read and understand corrections under a dim light in the teeth of a force 10 storm. Substitute 4. Legends and description must be readable. It is important that the task of chart correcting is taken seriously and that the highest standards are maintained. Move 5.Chart Correction Course COMMANDS USED IN MAIN TEXT OF CORRECTION 1. Your life and others could depend upon it. Insert 2. Amend 3. . Remember. Depths and symbols must be clear. Delete FINAL NOTES: Position must be exact.

left of center) • Other fitting marks shown such as sounding or prominent features Note: If tracing is unreadable or damage. you can always retrieve the clear information into that particular NtM.g. . as follows.Chart Correction Course Plotting from Tracings on a Chart The positioning of tracings should always be checked carefully using 3 methods. • Latitude and Longitude lines shown • Quadrant of chart (e.

Chart Correction Course What kind of attitude you have to maintain to keep those charts up to date and corrected? Just remember the word PIER Patience P Have patience Take initiative Extra effort & time I E Initiative Effort and Time R Resourceful Be resourceful COMMON SENSE is one right key to this endeavour .

Chart Correction Course End of theory .

Navigational Warnings Re assessment of exercise and whole course 2. Actual application of Weekly NTM correction and amendments to Admiralty Charts using the NTM booklet and Tracing (if available) including T & P notices. .Chart Correction Course Second Day Practical Exercises 1.

Chart Correction Course End of CHART CORRECTION COURSE .