3/6/2018: Navigation Rules to be included in U.S. Coast Pilot publication

The Coast Guard Office of Navigation Systems and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Office of Coast Survey announced that they will incorporate the amalgamated International Regulations for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea (72 COLREGS) and the Inland Navigation Rules into NOAA’s U.S. Coast Pilot publications.

The U.S. Coast Pilot publications already include the Coast Guard’s Vessel Traffic Service regulations.

“Adding the Navigation Rules into the Coast Pilot conveniently places three essential navigation safety publications into one easily available publication, available in either bound hard copy or electronic format,” said Capt. Mary Ellen Durley, the chief of the Office of Navigation Systems. “The U.S. Coast Pilot will now provide a one-stop shop for these required publications.”

To view or subscribe to U.S. Coast Pilot, visit NOAA’s website.

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