Admiralty Charts

Admiralty Paper Charts to Cease!

Admiralty paper charts will no longer be produced after late 2026.

The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) said its plan to withdraw paper Admiralty Standard Nautical Charts (SNCs) and Thematic Charts are in response to more marine, naval and leisure users primarily using digital products and services for navigation.

The phased withdrawal of paper charts from production will take place over a number of years and is anticipated to conclude in late 2026.

The UKHO will develop digital alternatives for sectors still using paper charts, in consultation with customers and stakeholders, including the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) as well as other regulatory bodies, hydrographic offices, industry partners and distributors.