This edition of Pacific Coasts of Central America and United States Pilot (NP 8) in the British Admiralty Sailing Directions series. It covers the Pacific Coasts of Panama (west of Punta Mariato), Costa Rica including Isla del Coco, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico and the United States of America; and offlying islands between latitudes 4°N and 48°25'N.
A new or revised edition is due for publication within the coming year.
Often referred to as Pilots, Sailing Directions are designed for use by the merchant mariner on all classes of ocean-going vessels with essential information on all aspects of navigation. Sailing Directions are complementary to Standard Nautical Charts and provide worldwide coverage in 74 volumes.
Each publication contains quality color photography and views, as well as information on navigational hazards, buoyage, meteorological data, details of pilotage, regulations, port facilities and guides to major port entry.
New Editions of Admiralty Sailing Directions are published on a regular basis. Navigationally significant information for these publications is issued via the Admiralty Notices to Mariners weekly bulletin (Section IV).