Notices to Mariners
Notices to Mariners weekly is a publication of HOPN. Every new edition of NtMs includes all information that may affect the safety of navigation in the Polish maritime areas, in the Polish Navy area of operations, and areas covered by HOPN’s charts and nautical publications. Editions of NtMs are delivered to a printing plant three days before they are printed and promulgated.
There are three types of NtMs – Permanent (identified only by a number, e.g. 123), Temporary (identified by letter T, e.g. 154(T), and Planned (identified by a number and letter P, e.g. 253(P).
Every of the NtMs booklets are edited so that looking up information, affecting charts and nautical publications, were straightforward. On the page 3, there are lists of notices along with charts and publications affected by them. Some of the amending notices are published as so-called insets, chartlets, or block corrections and pasted on an affected chart or publication.
In subsequent sections of NtMs, there are notices amending particular charts. If based on Polish sources, the notices are preceded by asterisk and translated into English. If based on foreign sources (chiefly charts, nautical publications, direct exchange of information by phone, FAX, or e-mail), the notices are only in Polish.
If there is a need to include notices amending HOPN’s nautical publications in a particular NtMs booklet, the notices are in the section Korekta do Spisu Świateł (NtMs Amending List of Lights). Printed on one side of a page, with the second being intentionally blank, the notices, if required, are easy to be cut out and pasted on an appropriate place in the affected publication. Particular attention should be drawn to command words indicating what should be done with a notice (delete, amend, add, etc.).
In order to streamline the promulgation of nautical information, contained in NtMs, there is a facility enabling to access to E-NtMs in .pdf format from our website (visit: Publications-> Download E-Notices to Mariners).