7/26/2018: First edition of NOAA’s ‘U.S. Coast Pilot’ containing Navigation Rules and 72 COLREGS now available

The first edition of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s U.S. Coast Pilot (Vol. 1, 48th Edition, 2018) that includes both the Navigation Rules as well as the amalgamated International Regulations for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea is now available.

The U.S. Coast Pilot is issued in nine volumes that contain supplemental information difficult to portray on a nautical chart but that is important to navigators of coastal and intracoastal waters and the Great Lakes. U.S. Coast Pilot publications already include the Coast Guard’s Vessel Traffic Service regulations.

This newest edition covers the Atlantic Coast from Eastport, Maine to Cape Cod, Massachusetts. To access, click here, or navigate to the U.S. Coast Pilot website and select the New England region on the interactive map. The publication dates of the other volumes are available by selecting each geographic region on the map.

All U.S. Coast Pilot books are free to download from NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey website.

This blog is not a replacement or substitute for the formal posting of regulations and updates or existing processes for receiving formal feedback of the same. Links provided on this blog will direct the reader to official source documents, such as the Federal Register, Homeport and the Code of Federal Regulations. These documents remain the official source for regulatory information published by the Coast Guard.

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