Category: Navigation Systems

Notice of proposed rulemaking: Electronic chart and navigational equipment carriage requirements

The Coast Guard announced in the federal register that it is seeking public input regarding the modification of the chart and navigational equipment carriage requirements in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).

Hazardous Weather Outlook service extended to the Eastern Pacific Ocean

In coordination with the National Weather Service (NWS) and the National Hurricane Center (NHC), the U.S. Coast Guard is pleased to announce the addition of a new Hazardous Weather Outlook (HWO) service that covers the Eastern Pacific Ocean. 

Coast Guard Navigation Center holds change of command

The U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Center (NAVCEN) held a change of command ceremony Friday at the Coast Guard’s Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber, and Intelligence (C5I) Service Center in Alexandria, Virginia.

Summary of Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR), 8th session

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) sub-committee for Navigation, Communications, and Search & Rescue (NCSR-8), met virtually from Monday 19 April to Friday 23 April. The major outcome of this meeting was the […]

Coast Guard requesting comments to improve Nation’s shallow draft waterways ATON system

The U.S. Coast Guard is conducting a Waterways Analysis and Management System Study on the Shallow Draft system. Waterway users, interested parties, and stakeholders are invited to provide comments or feedback.

Coast Guard Discontinues Differential GPS Broadcast

Submitted by the Chief, Office of Navigation Systems (CG-NAV) On June 30, 2020 the Coast Guard switched off the last Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS) signals after more than 25 years of […]

Port Access Route Study: The Areas Offshore of Massachusetts and Rhode Island

The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register the completion of The Areas Offshore of Massachusetts and Rhode Island Port Access Route Study.

Update to NVIC 01-16, Electronic charts and publications policy

The Office of Navigation Systems announced in the Federal Register Change 2 of the Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 01-16, Use of Electronic Charts and Publications in Lieu of Paper Charts, Maps and Publications, together with a Deregulatory Savings Analysis.

Marine Safety Alert: Automatic Identification System (AIS) – Accurate Broadcasts Don’t Happen Automatically

Figure 1: AIS

The Inspections and Compliance Directorate issued Marine Safety Alert 04-20 to remind the maritime community that accurate AIS data entry and display is essential to safe navigation.

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