La Librairie Maritime Nautic Way is an approved Shom Agent, and offers the complete catalog of charts and works of the SHOM (Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service of the Navy).
Rationalization of the coverage of the works of the Shom Nautical Instuctions
As the needs of Shom's civil and military customers are evolving and ENCs are becoming more widespread, Shom has decided and led in 2021 the rationalization of its portfolio of charts in foreign waters as well as those of the light books and radiosignal works.
The last stage of this rationalization relates to the reduction of the coverage of sailing instructions which will be carried out according to the following principle schedule:
September 6, 2022; deletion of 11 sailing directions (B4, C1, C3, D1, D31, D32, D4, D5, L3, L4 and L8) covering only waters for which France has no responsibility;
Reduction of 8 works in Shom's areas of responsibility only; C4, D6 and L9 (Oct 2022), H5 and K11 (Feb 2023), C5 and L7 (Apr 2023), K10 (Sept 2023).
Nautical instruction (IN) of the Shom
These works provide navigators with all the general, nautical and regulatory information that may be useful to them and which supplement the information given on the nautical charts. These nautical directions explain the peculiarities of navigation and local practices in the region covered, they serve to guide navigators in understanding this information.
Shom's nautical charts and nautical works are suitable for navigation for yachtsmen and merchant marine professionals. With these documents, you will be able to navigate many miles with your pleasure boat, discover wonderful anchorages, go coastal or offshore sailing.
More and more Shom works only exist in digital version. What about during a check?
Article 240-2.04 General provisions on armament and safety equipment " - VII. "Nautical information and documents may be collected in one or more books or electronic media that can be consulted at any time.
2009 Shom article on nautical and computer cartography.
All nautical charts, paper or digital, are edited to order and benefit from the latest updates. In accordance with the provisions of Article L221-28 of the Consumer Code, the right of withdrawal cannot be exercised for the supply of goods likely to be obsolete quickly. These charts are neither taken back nor exchanged. Consequently, these orders are concluded definitively as soon as the order is placed by the Customer according to the methods specified in these GCS.