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Session I NAUTICAL PUBLICATIONS. Objectives. To become familiar with: 1. Nautical Chart Catalog. 2. Dates and Latest Editions. 3. Light List. 4. Coast Pilot. 5. LNM—Local Notice to Mariners. 6. Tide Tables. 7. Tidal Current Tables. 8. Nautical Chart No. 1.

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objectives
Objectives

To become familiar with:

1. Nautical Chart Catalog.

2. Dates and Latest Editions.

3. Light List.

4. Coast Pilot.

5. LNM—Local Notice to Mariners.

6. Tide Tables.

7. Tidal Current Tables.

8. Nautical Chart No. 1

introduction to nautical publications
Introduction toNAUTICAL PUBLICATIONS
  • There are various catalogs and publications published by the Coast Guard, other Federal agencies, and the private sector which provide information important to the small boater.
  • Each publication fills a distinct purpose.
nautical chart catalog
Nautical Chart Catalog
  • Provides the answer to the question, “What nautical charts should I use in this area?”
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Nautical

Chart

Catalog

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Dates of Latest Editions

for

Charts & Coast Pilots

dates of latest editions
Dates of Latest Editions
  • Shows you the Edition Number and Date for each nautical chart & Coast Pilot.
  • Insures that you are buying the most up-to-date chart & Coast Pilot.
dates of latest editions1
Dates of Latest Editions
  • This publication lists each chart by:
    • Chart Number.
    • Chart Scale.
    • Edition Number.
    • Edition Date.
    • Printing Revision Date.
    • Similar for Coast Pilot.
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12327

New York Harbor

40,000

98

September /05(NM:9/3/2005)(LNM:8/23/2005)

98

September /05(NM:9/3/2005)(LNM:8/23/2005)

12331

Raritan Bay and Southern Part of Arthur Kill

15,000

31

July /05(NM:7/9/2005)(LNM:6/28/2005)

31

July /05(NM:7/9/2005)(LNM:6/28/2005)

12332

Raritan River Raritan Bay to New Brunswick

20,000

22

January /06(NM:1/14/2006)(LNM:1/3/2006)

22

January /06(NM:1/14/2006)(LNM:1/3/2006

Latest Edition - Charts

NO. TITLE SCALE ED DATE ED DATE

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Volume No.

Coast Pilot Title

Edition No.

Year

Next Scheduled Edition

1

Eastport, ME to Cape Cod, MA

35

2005

Apr, 2006

2

Cape Cod, MA to Sandy Hook, NJ

35

2006

Oct, 2006

3

Sandy Hook, NJ to Cape Henry, VA

39

2006

Jan, 2007

Latest Edition – Coast Pilot

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Light

List

light list
Light List
  • To provide mariners with more complete details about Aids to Navigation—AtoNs.
  • A catalog of:
    • All Aids to Navigation—AtoNs.
    • Lights.
    • Sound Signals.
    • Color.
    • Type.
    • Structure.
    • Latitude and longitude.
    • Ownership of private or federal aids.
light list publications printed in seven volumes
Light List PublicationsPrinted in Seven Volumes:
  • Vol. 1 Atlantic Coast St Croix River ME to Shrewsbury River NJ
  • Vol. 2 Atlantic Coast Shrewsbury River NJ to Little River SC
  • Vol. 3 Atlantic Coast Little River SC to Econfina River FL
  • Vol. 4 Gulf Coast Econfina River FL to Rio Grande TX
  • Vol. 5 Mississippi River System
  • Vol. 6 Pacific Coast & Pacific Islands
  • Vol. 7 Great Lakes
height above water explained
Height above water explained
  • Floating Aid – The height is measured from the water line to the level of the light bulb—focal plane.
  • Fixed Aid – The height is measured from Mean High Water (MHW) level to the height of the light bulb—focal plane.
light list information
Light List Information
  • Nominal Range of Light
    • Maximum distance at which a light can be seen in clear weather.
    • Distance is expressed in nautical miles.
  • Structural Characteristics
    • Special construction features or material is indicated.
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Coast

Pilot

coast pilot sections
Coast Pilot - Sections

1. General Information

2. Navigational Regulations

3. General information about the area

4. Specific information about the area

5. Appendix

6. Tables

coast pilot purpose
Coast Pilot - Purpose
  • Supplements information shown on Nautical Charts.
  • Shows data that can’t be coded or abbreviated on a Nautical Chart.
coast pilot updates
Coast Pilot- Updates
  • Received from:
    • NOAA Field Inspections
    • LNM Information
    • Hydrographic Vessels
    • Other Government Agencies
    • State and local Governments
    • Maritime and Pilotage Associations
    • Port Authorities
    • USCGAUX Aid Verifiers
coast pilot publications published in 9 volumes
Coast Pilot PublicationsPublished in 9 Volumes
  • Vol. 1 - ME to Cape Cod
  • Vol. 2 - Cape Cod to Sandy Hook
  • Vol. 3 - Sandy Hook to Cape Henry
  • Vol. 4 - Cape Henry to Key West
  • Vol. 5 - Gulf of Mexico, PR, Virgin Islands
  • Vol. 6 - Great Lakes
  • Vol. 7 - West Coast, Hawaii
  • Vol. 8 & 9 - Alaska
coast pilot contains
Coast Pilot - Contains
  • Channel descriptions
  • Anchorages
  • Bridge and cable clearances
  • Currents
  • Tide and water levels
  • Prominent feature
  • Pilotage
coast pilot contains continued
Coast Pilot Contains (Continued)
  • Towage
  • Weather
  • Ice conditions
  • Dangers
  • Routes
  • Traffic Separation Schemes
  • Federal Regulations for area
  • Locks and Dam regulations and signals
coast pilot tables
Coast Pilot Tables
  • Climatological Tables.
  • Meteorological Tables.
  • Mean surface water temperature and densities.
  • National Weather Service coastal warning displays.
  • Nautical miles between points.
coast pilot tables continued
Coast Pilot – Tables (Continued)
  • Radio bearing conversion table
  • Distance of visibility of objects at sea.
  • Conversion table—degrees to points and vice versa.
  • Conversion tables.
  • Table for estimating time of transit.
  • Index.
coast pilot corrections
COAST PILOT - Corrections
  • Corrections are published in the Local Notice to Mariners
local notice to mariners
Local Notice to Mariners
  • Also known as LNM
  • Updated weekly
  • No cost to the user On-Line
lnm sections
LNM Sections

ISpecial Notices

II Discrepancies

III Temporary changes - Temporary changes corrected

IV Chart corrections

V Advance Notices

VI Proposed changes to AtoNs

VII General

VIII Light List corrections

Marine Events

Coast Pilot Updates

Bridge Section

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Broadcast Notice to Mariners

United States Coast Guard

On VHF-FM Channel 22A

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Tide Tables

&

Tide Currents

Tide Tables 2006

High And Low Water Predictions

East Coast of North and South America

Including Greenland

tide tables purpose
TIDE TABLESPurpose
  • To provide a means of predicting the height of tide for each day of the year.
  • Provide other astronomical date and tables to the mariner.
tide tables contents
TIDE TABLES - Contents
  • Table 1 – Daily Tide Predictions.
  • Table 2 – Tidal Differences and other constants.
  • Table 3 – Height of Tide at any time.
  • Table 4 – Local Mean Time of Sunrise and Sunset.
  • Table 5 – Reduction of Local Mean Time to Standard Time.
tide tables contents1
TIDE TABLES - Contents
  • Table 6 – Moonrise and Moonset
  • Table 7 – Conversion of feet to meters.
  • Table 8 – Tide Prediction Accuracy
  • Glossary of Terms
  • Index to Stations
  • Astronomical data
tidal current tables purpose
TIDAL CURRENT TABLES Purpose
  • To provide a means to predict the set and drift of the current for every day of the year.
  • To provide additional tables to help the mariner convert current set and drift.
tidal current tables contents
TIDAL CURRENT TABLESContents
  • Table 1 – Daily Current Predictions.
  • Table 2 – Current Differences and other
  • constants..
  • Table 3 – Speed of Current at any Time.
  • Table 4 – Duration of Slack.
  • Table 5 – Rotary Tidal Currents of
  • the Gulf Stream.
tidal current tables contents1
TIDAL CURRENT TABLESContents
  • Wind-driven currents.
  • The Combination of Currents.
  • Current Diagrams.
  • Publications relating to Tide and Tidal Currents.
  • Glossary of Terms.
  • Index to Stations.
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Chart No. 1

Symbols, Abbreviations and Terms

chart no 1 nautical chart symbols abbreviations and terms
CHART No 1 – Nautical Chart Symbols Abbreviations and Terms
  • Contains every abbreviation and symbol used of a Nautical Chart.
  • A must for every Aids Verifier
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Session I