Links of Interest

US NOAA Coast Pilot Book 1 - Required to be onboard all commercial ships 

HOMEPORT - US Dept of Homeland Security/USCG Sector Boston

Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary - Includes sea conditions, charts, whale sighting information

Light Lists USCG Contains a list of lights, sound signals, buoys, daybeacons, and other aids to navigation

National Maritime Center - Mariner Credentials USCG

National Transportation Safety Board - Maritime Accident Reports NTSB

Northeast Ocean Planning Bodyresponsible for developing New England’s ocean plan

Northeast Ocean Planning - 60 day comment period (June 2016)

Northeast Regional Ocean Council - "Coordinating Regional Planning for Ocean Industry, Conservation & Recreation"

Harbormasters News about Boating (across the country news)

USCG Incident Reports (Summary)

News of Interest

Coast Guard Urges Caution as North American Right Whales Spotted off MA 4/25/18  gCaptain

Loran to Return? (eLoran) 8/8/17 G Captain

Tall Ships Presentation (Powerpoint Presentation by the USCG)

Tall Ships Route Maps Map showing the route(s) boaters must follow while the Tall Ships are in Boston Harbor 6/17-22/2017

Tall Ships Anchorage Map showing the anchorage of the Tall Ships while in Boston Harbor 6/17-22/2017

Tall Ships Federal Register (rules for the event 6/17-22/17)

USCG Not enforcing Firefighting Rules 5/25/17 GCaptain

Fore River Bridge Center Span Lift Scheduled starting August 15,  2016 MassDOT

SSVOliver Perry visits Rockport 8/9/16 Gloucester Times

USCG shut down of Nationwide Differential GPS 7/27/16

60th Anniversary of the Sinking of the Andrea Doria (video clip) Soundings 7/27/16

SSV Oliver Hazard Perry now America's Newest Sail Training Ship G Captain 7/26/16

PFD Safety ALERT "Safeguard Corporation" (PFD's have been found to turn to powder) 7/20/16

New Ferry for Steamship Authority M/V Woods Hole Marinelog 7/16/16

Boston Harbor Power Cable Dredge Lawsuit Possible 7/18/16 Boston Globe

Virtual Buoy System  Power & Motor Yacht Magazine 7/11/16

New SOLAS regulation XI-1/7 Atmosphere Testing for Enclosed Spaces 7/1/16 G Captain

Oil Tanker hits 3 sailboats in Portsmouth Harbor (includes video)  6/29/16 G captain

USCG Regulation Commercial Fishing Vessels 6/27/16 responses due by Sept 19, 2016

Panama Canal Expansion Risky Bet 6/22/16 New York Times

USCG issues SubChapter M Rule 6/15/16 G Captain

NEW USCG SubChapter M Rule (towing vessels) USCG

"Uber Boats" USCG Safety Alert 6/10/2016

New Nova Scotia CAT Boat (ex Hawaii ferry) Refit & Upgraded 6/1/16 MarineLog

BHC Majesty Runs Aground off Georges Island 5/28/16 Patch News

BHC Majesty Grounds 5/28/16 Fox News

Tall Ship Lynx comes to Newburyport Newburyport News 5/21/16

USCG Proposes changes to Aids to Navigation in SE Mass (reduction in # of buoys) New England Boating 5/23/16

Happy Maritime Day 5/22/16

At 80, shipyard skipper to step back after Zumwalt trials, Portland Press Herald 5/22/16

30th Anniversary of Boston CruisePort Boston Globe 5/16

National Marine Manufacturers Association Response to EPA's proposed Ethanol Rule 5/20/16

Promising Seaplane Tests Spark Political Discussions in South Boston 5/2016 Boston Globe

Sea Plane Trial Landing in Boston Harbor  Boston Globe 5/16

Sea Plane Trial w/o Problem in Boston Harbor Boston Globe 5/16

NYC to expand Ferry Service adding 18 - 149 passenger boats 5/16/16

Man Fined $100,000 For Laser Strike on Washington State Ferry 5/3/16

NACO (National Association of Charterboat Operators) New England News 

Massachusetts & Wind Energy "Boom" - GCaptain 5/3/16

Chief Engineer Guilty of using "Majic Pipe" - GCaptain 4/11/16