| Wed, Jan 17, 2018, 10:01 AM EST
Final National Charting Plan released by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) The Coast Survey was first introduced in 1807 to provide guidance and services to boaters, shippers, and users of any crafts with marine navigation. NOAA’s Coast Survey continues to ensure the best and safe navigation in America’s coastal...
Charles Hays | Fri, Mar 25, 2016, 11:03 AM EDT
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) released the much anticipated 5th edition of Bridge Procedures Guide in March of 2016. The new 5th edition supersedes the previous 4th edition issued in 2007. What's it for? Bridge Procedures Guide is used to reflect current best navigational practice on commercial ships, operating in...
Charles Hays | Tue, Sep 22, 2015, 11:09 AM EDT
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) published Ships' Routeing 2015 edition and is now available. Ships' Routeing 2015 edition renders obsolete its previous 2013 edition. What's it for? Ships' Routeing establishes an international and mandatory systematic way for ships to follow predetermined routes to avoid hazards to navigation at sea. Navigation hazards include...