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.
In February 2016 the Coast Guard released Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 01-16: Use of electronic charts and publications in lieu of paper charts and publications. Through our own evaluation and a review of stakeholder feedback, we are aware that it has not allowed certain existing equipment to replace paper charts. Therefore, we are working to amend this policy and update third-party consensus standards.
2/5/2016: New NVIC published – Use of electronic charts and publications in lieu of paper charts, maps and publications
The Coast Guard published uniform guidance on what is now considered equivalent to chart and publication carriage requirements. The Coast Guard believes that electronic charts provide substantially more information to the mariner and will enhance navigational safety beyond that of official paper charts.
2/19/2015: Cooperative research and development agreement – Western Rivers e-AtoN technology demonstration
The Coast Guard announces its intent to enter into a cooperative research and development agreement to prepare for a demonstration of electronic navigation technology to be conducted by the Coast Guard, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration.
NAVSAC is holding a public meeting to discuss matters relating to maritime collisions, rammings and groundings, Inland Rules of the Road, International Rules of the Road, navigation regulations and equipment, routing measures, marine information, diving safety and aids to navigation systems.
10/23/2014: Coast Guard Commandant’s remarks from the American Pilots Association conference – Part 2
Maritime Commons provides an excerpt of the key takeaways from the Commandant’s speech at the American Pilots Association Conference on Coast Guard efforts surrounding domestic energy production, the Panama Canal expansion, cyber in the maritime domain and maritime innovation.
Coast Guard provides updates on the future of navigation at the 15th Biennial Harbor Safety Committee and Area Maritime Security Committee conference.