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WELCOME TO THE SOUTH AFRICAN NAVY HYDROGRAPHIC OFFICE

SAS Protea Hydrgraphic Survey ShipSince its establishment in 1955, the South African Navy Hydrographic Office (SANHO) has played an essential role in supporting safe navigation at sea in the South African region. The SANHO is recognized as the Centre of Hydrographic excellence in Africa by the International Hydrographic Community through its proven professional conduct, products, innovation and supreme service.  
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ABOUT US

ChartThe SANHO is the national producer of paper charts, electronic navigational charts (ENCs) and publications, with a folio of 102 paper charts, 55 ENCs and 9 publications. The mission of the SANHO is to meet National, Defence and Commercial customers' needs for navigational charts and other hydrographic information, in support of safe navigation.
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SAN Hydrographic OfficeSANHO Products are sold nationally and internationally through a network of Distributors. See List of Chart Agents in the Chart Catalogue (SANHO-3) for details of official Agents selling paper charts and publications.  Official South African ENC products (in S57 digital format) are available to commercial users through the Value Added Resellers (VARs) of the International Centre for ENCs (IC-ENC).
 

The SANHO is based at Tokai, Cape Town, and currently employs 24 permanent staff, most of whom are non-uniform members of the national Defence Force, and comprises of five Sections, namely:

             Paper Charting;
             Electronic Navigation Charting;
             Tidal;
             Maritime Safety Information and Nautical Publications; and
             Detached Survey Operations and Survey Training.

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