NOAA & U.S. Coast Guard Publications

The history of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) dates back to 1807 when President Jefferson founded the Survey of the Coast to provide nautical charts to the maritime community for safe passage into US ports and along our coastline. NOAA is considered America’s environmental intelligence agency. On the other hand, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) was established to provide world-class geospatial intelligence. Anyone who sails a U.S. ship, flies a U.S. aircraft, or even navigates with a mobile phone relies on NGA. Together, NOAA and NGA supply mariners with the nautical publications they need to help them navigate and comply with maritime regulations.

 

Every vessel should carry the charts and publications required for its safe operation and navigation. U.S. flag state vessels meeting the applicability parameters in §33 CFR 164.01 are required to comply with federal carriage requirements for nautical charts and publications as found in §33 CFR 164.33 and §33 CFR 164.72.

 

In addition, SOLAS Chapter V, Regulation 19.2.1.4 states that all SOLAS class ships irrespective of size shall have nautical charts and nautical publications to plan and display the ship's route for the intended voyage and to plot and monitor positions throughout the voyage.

 

Please note that in the case of publications listed below, only those parts of the publication which are relevant to a ship's voyage and operation need be carried. In accordance with §33 CFR 164.33, all nautical publications necessary for the intended voyage shall be adequate and up to date. The following table provides carriage guidance on domestic regulatory materials. It also provides guidance on appropriate listed publications in the vessel's SMS manual or relevant extracts from which that may be included in the SMS manual.

Publication Name

Most Recent Edition

Publication SKU

Code

References

Applicable Vessels

Next Edition

U.S. Coast Pilot 1: Eastport, ME to Cape Cod, MA

46th

CP1

§33 CFR 164.33, §33 CFR 164.72

U.S. Flag Vessels

Apr, 2017

U.S. Coast Pilot 2: Cape Cod, MA to Sandy Hook, NJ

46th

CP2

§33 CFR 164.33, §33 CFR 164.72

U.S. Flag Vessels

Oct, 2017

U.S. Coast Pilot 3: Sandy Hook, NJ to Cape Henry, VA

49th

CP3

§33 CFR 164.33, §33 CFR 164.72

U.S. Flag Vessels

Jan, 2017

U.S. Coast Pilot 4: Cape Henry, VA to Key West, FL

48th

CP4

§33 CFR 164.33, §33 CFR 164.72

U.S. Flag Vessels

Sep, 2017

U.S. Coast Pilot 5: Gulf Coast, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands

44th

CP5

§33 CFR 164.33, §33 CFR 164.72

U.S. Flag Vessels

May, 2017

U.S. Coast Pilot 6: Great Lakes and connecting waterways

46th

CP6

§33 CFR 164.33, §33 CFR 164.72

U.S. Flag Vessels

Feb, 2017

U.S. Coast Pilot 7: California, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii and Pacific Islands

48th

CP7

§33 CFR 164.33, §33 CFR 164.72

U.S. Flag Vessels

Dec, 2016

U.S. Coast Pilot 8: Dixon Entrance, AK to Cape Spencer, AK

38th

CP8

§33 CFR 164.33, §33 CFR 164.72

U.S. Flag Vessels

June, 2017

U.S. Coast Pilot 9: Cape Spencer, AK to Beaufort Sea, AK

34th

CP9

§33 CFR 164.33, §33 CFR 164.72

U.S. Flag Vessels

Aug, 2017

NGA/DLIS Catalogs Region 1

2016

CATCDNMCI

TBD

NGA/DLIS Catalogs Region 2

2016

CATCDNMCI

TBD

NGA/DLIS Catalogs Region 3

2016

CATCDNMCI

TBD

NGA/DLIS Catalogs Region 4

2016

CATCDNMCI

TBD

NGA/DLIS Catalogs Region 5

2016

CATCDNMCI

TBD

NGA/DLIS Catalogs Region 6

2016

CATCDNMCI

TBD

NGA/DLIS Catalogs Region 7

2016

CATCDNMCI

TBD

NGA/DLIS Catalogs Region 8

2016

CATCDNMCI

TBD

NGA/DLIS Catalogs Region 9

45/16

CATCDNMCI

TBD

NGA/DLIS Catalogs - Misc. Charts and Publications

2016

CATCDNMCI

TBD

NGA List of Lights PUB 110

2016

LLPUB110

TBD

NGA List of Lights PUB 111

2016

LLPUB111

TBD

NGA List of Lights PUB 112

2016

LLPUB112

TBD

NGA List of Lights PUB 113

2015

LLPUB113

TBD

NGA List of Lights PUB 114

2016

LLPUB114

TBD

NGA List of Lights PUB 115

2016

LLPUB115

TBD

NGA List of Lights PUB 116

2016

LLPUB116

TBD

Sailing Directions PUB 120

2015

SDPUB120

TBD

Sailing Directions PUB 123

2014

SDPUB123

TBD

Sailing Directions PUB 124

2014

SDPUB124

TBD

Sailing Directions PUB 125

2014

SDPUB125

TBD

Sailing Directions PUB 126

2014

SDPUB126

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Sailing Directions PUB 127

2014

SDPUB127

TBD

Sailing Directions PUB 131

2014

SDPUB131

TBD

Sailing Directions PUB 132

2014

SDPUB132

TBD

Sailing Directions PUB 140

2016

SDPUB140

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Sailing Directions PUB 141

2015

SDPUB141

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Sailing Directions PUB 142

2015

SDPUB142

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Sailing Directions PUB 143

2014

SDPUB143

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Sailing Directions PUB 145

2014

SDPUB145

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Sailing Directions PUB 146

2014

SDPUB146

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Sailing Directions PUB 147

2015

SDPUB147

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Sailing Directions PUB 148

2014

SDPUB148

TBD

Sailing Directions PUB 153

2014

SDPUB153

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Sailing Directions PUB 154

2014

SDPUB154

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Sailing Directions PUB 155

2014

SDPUB155

TBD

Sailing Directions PUB 157

2015

SDPUB157

TBD

Sailing Directions PUB 158

2014

SDPUB158

TBD

Sailing Directions PUB 159

2015

SDPUB159

TBD

Sailing Directions PUB 160

2016

SDPUB160

TBD

Sailing Directions PUB 161

2014

SDPUB161

TBD

Sailing Directions PUB 162

2014

SDPUB162

TBD

Sailing Directions PUB 163

2015

SDPUB163

TBD

Sailing Directions PUB 164

2015

SDPUB164

TBD

Sailing Directions PUB 171

2015

SDPUB171

TBD

Sailing Directions PUB 172

2014

SDPUB172

TBD

Sailing Directions PUB 173

2014

SDPUB173

TBD

Sailing Directions PUB 174

2016

SDPUB174

TBD

Sailing Directions PUB 175

2014

SDPUB175

TBD

Sailing Directions PUB 180

2014

SDPUB180

TBD

Sailing Directions PUB 181

2014

SDPUB181

TBD

Sailing Directions PUB 182

2015

SDPUB182

TBD

Sailing Directions PUB 183

2014

SDPUB183

TBD

Sailing Directions PUB 191

2014

SDPUB191

TBD

Sailing Directions PUB 192

2014

SDPUB192

TBD

Sailing Directions PUB 193

2014

SDPUB193

TBD

Sailing Directions PUB 194

2014

SDPUB194

TBD

Sailing Directions PUB 195

2014

SDPUB195

TBD

Sailing Directions PUB 200

2014

SDPUB200

TBD

USCG Light List Volume I

2016

LL1

§33 CFR 164.33, §33 CFR 164.72

U.S. Flag Vessels

TBD

USCG Light List Volume II

2016

LL2

§33 CFR 164.33, §33 CFR 164.72

U.S. Flag Vessels

TBD

USCG Light List Volume III

2016

LL3

§33 CFR 164.33, §33 CFR 164.72

U.S. Flag Vessels

TBD

USCG Light List Volume IV

2016

LL4

§33 CFR 164.33, §33 CFR 164.72

U.S. Flag Vessels

TBD

USCG Light List Volume V

2016

LL5

§33 CFR 164.33, §33 CFR 164.72

U.S. Flag Vessels

TBD

USCG Light List Volume VI

2016

LL6

§33 CFR 164.33, §33 CFR 164.72

U.S. Flag Vessels

TBD

USCG Light List Volume VII

2016

LL7

§33 CFR 164.33, §33 CFR 164.72

U.S. Flag Vessels

TBD

Digital Pubs - Quarterly

 2016

TBD

Fleet Guides PUB 940

 2015

TBD

Fleet Guides PUB 941

 2015

TBD

NOS Misc. Publications Catalog A

 2012

TBD

NOS Misc. Publications Catalog G

 2012

TBD

NOS Misc. Publications Catalog K

 2012

TBD

NOS Misc. Publications Catalog L

 2012

TBD

NOS Misc. Publications Catalog P

 2012

TBD

Air Almanac

 2017

AP1602

TBD

Nautical Almanac

2017

9781856096683

TBD

Radio Navigational Aids PUB 117

2014

RAPUB117

TBD

American Practical Navigator PUB 9

2002

NVPUB9SC

TBD

International Code of Signals PUB 102

2003

NVPUB102

TBD

World Port Index PUB 150

2016

NVPUB150

TBD

Distances Between Ports PUB 151

2001

NVPUB151

TBD

Radar Navigation and Maneuvering Board Manual PUB 1310

2001

NVPUB1310

TBD

Sight Reduction Tables (Marine) PUB 229 VOL. 1

1970

SRPUB229V1

TBD

Sight Reduction Tables (Marine) PUB 229 VOL. 2

1970

SRPUB229V2

TBD

Sight Reduction Tables (Marine) PUB 229 VOL. 3

1970

SRPUB229V3

TBD

Sight Reduction Tables (Marine) PUB 229 VOL. 4

1970

SRPUB229V4

TBD

Sight Reduction Tables (Marine) PUB 229 VOL. 5

1970

SRPUB229V5

TBD

Sight Reduction Tables (Marine) PUB 229 VOL. 6

1970

SRPUB229V6

TBD

Sight Reduction Tables (Air) PUB 249 VOL. 1

2007

SRPUB249V1

TBD

Sight Reduction Tables (Air) PUB 249 VOL. 2

1952

SRPUB249V2

TBD

Sight Reduction Tables (Air) PUB 249 VOL. 3

1952

SRPUB249V3

TBD

U.S. Chart No. 1

2013

NC1

TBD

Atlas of Pilot Charts PUB 106

2002

NVPUB106

TBD

Atlas of Pilot Charts PUB 107

1998

NVPUB107

TBD

Atlas of Pilot Charts PUB 109

2001

NVPUB109

TBD

USCG Navigation Rules and Regulations

2014

TBD

NOS Tide Tables East Pacific

2017

§33 CFR 164.33, §33 CFR 164.72

U.S. Flag Vessels

TBD

NOS Tide Tables W Pacific/Indian Ocean

2017

TTCW2016

§33 CFR 164.33, §33 CFR 164.72

U.S. Flag Vessels

TBD

NOS Tide Tables West Atlantic

2017

§33 CFR 164.33, §33 CFR 164.72

U.S. Flag Vessels

TBD

NOS Tide Tables Europe/West Africa

2017

TTEW2017

§33 CFR 164.33, §33 CFR 164.72

U.S. Flag Vessels

TBD

Tidal Current Tables Pacific

2017

TCTP2017

§33 CFR 164.33, §33 CFR 164.72

U.S. Flag Vessels

TBD

Tidal Current Tables Atlantic

2017

TCTA2017

§33 CFR 164.33, §33 CFR 164.72

U.S. Flag Vessels

TBD

 

Disclaimer: American Nautical Services, Inc. assumes no responsibility for the accuracy and contents of this article.The information in this article has been provided for informational purposes only. Mariners should consult with their respective flag state authority, company administration, and safety management system (SMS) to ensure compliance with all current chart and publication carriage requirements on the domestic and international level.