Session VII Verifying Private Aids to Navigation. Private Aid Definition. Any signal placed in the navigable waterways of the United States by any person or institution other than the U.S. Coast Guard or other branch of the Armed Forces is considered to be a private aid to navigation .
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Any signal placed in the navigable
waterways of the United States by any
person or institution other than the U.S.
Coast Guard or other branch of the
Armed Forces is considered to be a
private aid to navigation.
In accordance with subpart 66 of Title 33 CFR, no person, public body or instrumentality not under the control of the Commandant, exclusive of the Armed Forces, shall establish and maintain, discontinue, change, or transfer ownership of any private aid to maritime navigation without first obtaining permission to do so from Commandant. This authority is delegated to the District Commander.
Failure to Comply:
When repair is unreasonably delayed the
CO/OinC of the inspecting unit may
request, in writing, that CCGDONE
revoke the owner’s authorization to
operate private aids and to order the
removal of the aids.
Class I Private Aidsare aids to navigation
on marine structures, including bridges or
other works for which the owners are legally
obligated to establish, maintain and operate
as prescribed by the United States Coast
Permanent aids are listed in the Light List and
Class II Aids to Navigationexclusive
of Class I, are located in waters used by
Permanent Aids are listed in the Light List and
Class III Aids to Navigationexclusive
of Class I and Class II are located in
waters not ordinarily used by general
Usually not found on charts or in the Light List.
An Aid Verifier must never:
Your job of reporting discrepancies to the Coast Guard should be completed within 24 hours from the time and date of the observation (both initial report and follow-up)
Don’t bother to send outdated discrepancy or verification reports since they have no value and will be discarded.
GPS, DGPS, or WAAS
A verification of an aid
means that you have
applied all of your acquired
knowledge of discrepancies
on aids to navigation, while
observing the aid, and you
did not find any problem.