Updating transas file type
2) Navigational warnings and T&Ps do not have a recognised/industry compliant method of plotting/warning to the Navigator.
We are relying on an inherited paper system to do this important job.
Transas ‘Pay As You Sail’ service complies with UKHO requirements.
Obviously receiving the updates is an issue and these are normally forwarded to the vessel as CD’s in the post which can lead to delays just as it used to with corrections for paper charts.
With Transas PAYS solution, the vessel will have a license and access to install, view, and pre-plan using official (S)ENC’s where the necessary PAYS permissions have been obtained without additional cost.
What’s unique with Transas “Pay As You Sail” solution is that recording and reporting of charts used is done with extraction from Transas Navi-Sailor 4000 ECDIS logbook.
However most reputable companies nowadays have the corrections for paper charts forwarded to the vessel by email and there is not an excuse for charts to be out of date.
The posting of CD’s rather than by email is purely used as a means to reduce costs to the ship owner.