Captain Matters
Friday March 24, 2017


Navtor the Norwegian e-navigation pioneer, which introduced the world’s first DNV type-approved
‘pay as you sail’ (PAYS) service in 2012,

has reached an agreement with the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) to offer the
Admiralty Vector Chart Service (AVCS) to mariners on a similar basis.

AVCS is the world’s leading ENC (Electronic Navigational Charts) service for ECDIS, offering
the widest coverage in the marketplace.
With over 12,500 ENCs, AVCS allows mariners to navigate an unparalleled number of
international shipping routes.
Delivering AVCS on PAYS will transform its accessibility to the market.
The charts will be distributed to users on a pre-loaded NavStick USB device, which when
inserted into a ship’s ECDIS will instantly install the required AVCS coverage.
The latest AVCS charts and updates can then be regularly retrieved using NAVTOR’s online
programme NavSync, ensuring that all vessels are kept up to date easily.

Many superyacht owners and managers will appreciate the tangible benefits of a service that
provides safe, efficient and predictable operations, whether they are subject to IMO
regulations or not.

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Questions of the Month

- Why an additional paragraph social media policy should be added to the crew contract ?

- Why many experienced captains are never given a chance to get a position on a 30+ m ?

- What is really covering your yacht crew member insurance ?

- During the season, is there enough time for safety drills and training ?

- Can Captains count on duty crew members at dock in case of emergency ?



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