Coast Guard offers new i911 system for PNW mariners

Coast Guard offers new i911 system for PNW mariners
Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class MyeongHi Clegg SEATTLE – The 13th Coast Guard District has implemented a groundbreaking technology to assist mariners in distress on the waters of the Pacific Northwest. Across Washington and Oregon, mariners can provide vital location information to Coast Guard rescue crews from their smartphones without having to download an application. In...

Global Positioning System testing scheduled for Hawaiian Islands

Global Positioning System testing scheduled for Hawaiian Islands
HONOLULU – A series of tests to the Global Positioning System will be conducted at various times between Sunday and Sept. 9, 2012, which may cause GPS service to be unreliable or unavailable to mariners and other users. Testing is scheduled as follows: Aug. 19 to Sept. 9, 2012, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and midnight to 4 a.m., within an approximate radius of 60 nautical miles from position 22-49-12N,...