Coast Guard reminds California mariners to participate in Pacific Seacoast study

Coast Guard reminds California mariners to participate in Pacific Seacoast study
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Buoys stand at attention awaiting deployment into the Pacific Ocean. (Coast Guard file photo by Seaman Robert Brazzell) ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard reminds boaters that there is still time to participate in a survey related to a study of aids to navigation in U.S. Pacific waters including the...

Coast Guard, NOAA to include Navigation Rules in U.S. Coast Pilot

Coast Guard, NOAA to include Navigation Rules in U.S. Coast Pilot
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Coast Guard and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have teamed up on a consolidated publication that will help mariners save time and money. The Coast Guard Office of Navigation Systems and NOAA Office of Coast Survey will incorporate the amalgamated International Regulations for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea (72 COLREGS) and the Inland Navigation...

Coast Guard seeks mariner input for Pacific Seacoast study

Coast Guard seeks mariner input for Pacific Seacoast study
HONOLULU — The U.S. Coast Guard is seeking input from mariners for a study of navigation requirements in the Pacific Seacoast System. The Waterways Analysis and Management System study will review the short range Aids to Navigation system that covers American waterways from the Canadian border to the Mexican border and around Alaska, Hawaii and all U.S. territories throughout the Pacific. Interested...

Coast Guard seeks mariner input for Pacific Seacoast study

Coast Guard seeks mariner input for Pacific Seacoast study
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard is seeking input from mariners for a study of navigation requirements in the Pacific Seacoast System. The Waterways Analysis and Management System (WAMS) study will review the short range Aids to Navigation (ATON) system that covers American waterways from the Canadian border to the Mexican border and around Alaska, Hawaii and the Marianas Islands. Interested...

Coast Guard seeks mariner input for Atlantic and Gulf seacoast study

Coast Guard seeks mariner input for Atlantic and Gulf seacoast study
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard is seeking input from commercial and recreational mariners for an assessment of navigation requirements on the Atlantic and Gulf seacoast. The Coast Guard Waterways Analysis and Management System (WAMS) survey is focused on the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico Seacoast System, an open water system typically traveled by mariners arriving from an ocean voyage or transiting...

Coast Guard approves official electronic charts

Coast Guard approves official electronic charts
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Coast Guard published guidance Feb. 5 that allows mariners to use electronic charts and publications instead of paper charts, maps and publications. The Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular, NVIC 01-16 establishes uniform guidance on what is now considered equivalent to chart and publication carriage requirements. Combining the suite of electronic charts from the U.S. hydrographic...