Notices to Mariners
Correction of charts and publication of the BSH
Mariners are requested to use the current editions of the nautical charts and publications, correct them continuously and keep them up to date. All changes that have occurred after the publication of a nautical chart or publication can be found in the Notices to Mariners (NfS). They contain corrections and reports on measures and events of major or supra-regional importance.
The NfS correct only the latest editions of the official German nautical charts and publications listed in the catalogue of nautical charts and publications (german). They also contain communications and regulations from authorities insofar as they are of importance for the navigation of ships or are prescribed by law.
The annual supplement of the "Nachrichten für Seefahrer" contains an overview of the nautical information service. In addition, this supplement contains important information and communications, which are updated annually.
Paid digital or printed NfS editions
The NfS are published weekly in both printed and digital form. The news for seafarers in digital form have the same price as the printed edition: 3.50 € for the single issue/12.00 € for one month.
Mariners are requested to carry the current and NfS volumes of the two previous years on board (in accordance with the equipment guidelines - SchSV). For this reason, the 2018 and 2017 annual edition can be obtained as a service separately on CD at the price of € 170.00 per annual edition.
Please order printed NfS booklets from our sales offices.
You can obtain the digital edition of NfS via this access for subscribers (german).
Free excerpts or summaries from the NfS issues
- Überblick zum nautischen Informationsdienst in Deutschland (PDF, 7MB, Not barrier-free file.)
(appears at the beginning of each year)
This overview is enclosed with the first NfS issue of each year. It contains information on the Navigational Warning System, nautical publications, the Central Command for Maritime Emergencies (CCME) and Maritime Emergency Reporting and Assessment Centre (MERAC) and further information.
- Gültige P- und T-Berichtigungen (PDF, 16KB, Not barrier-free file.)
The list contains all valid P and T messages sorted by chart number and NfS issue; these P and T messages are not included in New Issues of the BSH charts.
- Liste der Benachrichtigungen und Mitteilungen
The list contains all corrections and messages (including P and T messages) sorted by year; they are recommended for retrospective corrections over a longer period of time.
- Liste der Seegebiete und Seekarten (PDF, 20KB, Not barrier-free file.)
The list contains a summary of chart numbers related to a specific sea area, such as North Sea, Baltic Sea and Polar Sea.
Having continuously corrected the nautical charts and publications, this list simplifies the correction by providing a compilation of all charts and publications corrected in the current NfS edition.
- Zusammenstellung aller Berichtigungen für die Klein- und Sportschifffahrt seit der letzten neuen Ausgabe (PDF, 182KB, Not barrier-free file.)
The compilation contains all corrections from the last New Edition to the current NfS Edition, sorted by NfS editions and chart numbers.