Rather than a UKHO approach, I think there are some very good arguments for a wider European Union approach.
...and resolve the situation so that mariners could use most up-to-date chart information for voyage planning and enhancing safety of navigation, rather than resorted to some commercially developed electronic products which were either prepared in proprietary formats, or containing unofficial data with very infrequent updating
I find that a lot of the arguing from The East Asia Hydrographic Commission
fits very well into the scenario along the European Coasts. Making sure that all shipping
, specially vessels flying a "flag of convenience", had access to free and up to date charts
, would very quickly pay for itself. Start with charts
necessary for coastal passages and for charts necessary to transit tricky areas.Dover Straits and The Baltic
Entrance comes to mind, but there are many others.
As a side effect
cruisers would have fine charts for offshore