Official ADMIRALTY Sailing Directions for Norway (South Coast)
The Skagerrak and the coast of Norway from Egersund/Jaerens Rev to the Norwegian/Swedish border and on to Marstand are covered in detail. NP56 is part of the world-wide series of books published by the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO). They comply with the SOLAS equipment regulations for commercial shipping. In English with numerous photographs maps sketches and illustrations. 2018 17. Edition
The ADMIRALTY Sailing Direction Norway Pilot Volume I (NP56) provide the following topics in detail for the area of the Skagerrak at the transition from the North Sea to the Baltic Sea:
- Navigation routes routes and traffic management areas (TSS)
- Port facilities Quay facilities and berthing information
- Instructions for port entrances
- Nautical hazard information
- Betonning and approaches
- Climatic background information
The maritime area is divided into eight sections along the coasts. (See graphic). It includes the coast of Norway from Sørvestlandet through Sørlandet and Oslofjord to the national border of Norway with Sweden and then the Swedish coast of Bohuslän from Singlefjord to Marstand (north of Gothenburg).
ADMIRALTY Sailing Directions for SOLAS equipment-required shipping
The UK Sailing Directions are part of the bridge equipment required on board merchant ships under SOLAS. Depending on the rules of the flag state the necessary official publications and sea manuals must also be on board in addition to the current nautical charts.
ADMIRALTY Sailing Directions are also a useful piece of equipment for navigation on board in non-equipped recreational shipping. Especially in areas where coverage with cruising guides is not possible or not in up-to-date form many skippers resort to the sea manuals.
Numerous illustrations colour photos and sketches facilitate navigation.
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