ARC401E - Hudson Strait, Hudson Bay & Adjoining Waters, 2021
Sailing Directions are the indispensable companions to charts. A great tool for planning and assisting in navigation, Sailing Directions provide information that cannot be shown on a chart. • Oblique aerial photography of harbours and prominent features • Plans of harbours, wharves and bridges supplemental to those carried on the charts. • Voyage Planning : historical meteorological and ice conditions, climate, tidal streams, distance between ports tables, preferred routes, preferred tides or weather conditions to enter or leave port or to make passage, regulations. • Safety Information: Canadian buoyage system description, cold water survival, effect of wind on exposed persons, sailing plan, distress assistance. • Cultural and historical information: description of government, ethnicity of the population, historically significant points of interest, ecological reserves, plant and animal life. • Port Facilities: berths, anchorage, mooring, fresh water, fuel, waste oil collection, chandlery, slips, medical. • Navigation Objects: buoys, lights, radio aids, conspicuous objects (headlands, hills, churches, towers), calling-in-points, traffic lanes. • Dangers: rocks, reefs, wrecks, currents, local ice conditions, local weather conditions affecting safe navigation. • Government Agencies: Pilotage, Life Saving Stations, Customs, Search and Rescue, Coast Guard, Police.