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NATO Shipping Centre advises all mariners to use and comply with procedures contained in Maritime Security Charts produced by United Kingdom Hydrographic Office. To find out more information about the context and how to buy paper charts please click here

ADMIRALTY Maritime Security Charts (MSCs) contain safety-critical information to assist bridge crews in the planning of safe passages through high risk areas. All information has been gathered by the UKHO through work with NATO and other government organizations, ensuring each chart has the most accurate, up-to-date and verified information available.​

Each Maritime Security Chart includes:

  • ​​Information about dangers to the security of navigation including piracy, terrorism, embargoes, mine warfare, exclusion zones, blockades and illegal fishing. This information, when used alongside official navigational charts, can help to ensure the safety of ships, crew and cargo.

  • General security advice, self-protective measures, security procedures and regional contacts, as well as routing and reporting requirements implemented by military or security forces.

  • Weekly updates and new editions to help maintain high levels of accuracy and safety. Guides also include ADMIRALTY Quick Response (QR) codes for quick access to a list of all Notices to Mariners (NMs) that affect the specific chart or publication.

​Chart Q6110 - Mediterranean Sea

This Maritime Security Chart contains security related information to mariners for the stated geographical area. It also includes the details of reporting schemes and regional contacts, as well as general security advice and is to be used in conjunction with standard nautical charts and publications.

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