Voyager Worldwide has introduced its new Voyager eBook, an eReader providing access to Nautical Publications, Flag Circulars, Regulations and Notices via a web browser, with content stored offline for access at any time.
More than 500 eBooks are available within the platform including all Codes, Conventions and Guides, Flag State Regulations and US Coast Guard Publications. Voyager says that it specifically chose the same eBook platform as the recently launched IMO Bookshelf to provide customers with a universal approach to accessing and displaying digital nautical publications.
Users can select and subscribe to regulatory and information content from Flag States and Class Societies as well as nautical publishers such as Office of the Federal Register, US Coast Guard, NOAA and NGA. The service also includes over 100 free blogs on topics ranging from digital navigation to energy efficiency, with new content being published every month.
“We’ve been working on Voyager eBook for more than a year and our top objective was for users to have a common way to access all the nautical information they need for navigation compliance and remove the need to swap between different user interfaces,” said Noel Fernando, Product Manager at Voyager Worldwide.
“We chose to use a platform that is already in use rather than invent yet another way of doing things, to give our customers a consistent user experience and standardise Nautical Publication library procedures onboard.”
Content is delivered on demand via the ship’s standard communications network, with a copy of every book purchased backed up online in the Voyager Cloud so that customers can access their inventory from any device.