2021 Light Lists are available on the USCG Navigation Center’s website at: https://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=lightLists
Coast Guard Light Lists are a means for communicating aids with navigational information to the maritime public.
Local Notice to Mariners will continue to advise Light List corrections and NAVCEN will continue to publish a compilation of corrections.
Complete versions of the 2021 Light Lists are updated weekly on the NAVCEN website and mariners should download applicable copies and updates as needed at: https://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=lightListWeeklyUpdates
A summary of 2021 Light List corrections are available at: https://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=lightListCorrections
Guidance for use of electronic navigation publications onboard U.S. vessels can be found at: https://www.dco.uscg.mil/Portals/9/DCO%20Documents/5p/CG-5PC/CG-CVC/Policy%20Letters/2010/CG-543_pol10-05.pdf
If the links above do not work, you should either copy and paste the links into your web browser or follow the LNM links from the Navigation Center LNM page.
The Local Notice to Mariners, Light List, and Summary of Corrections are in Portable Document Format (PDF) and viewing them requires a PDF reader. PDF readers are readily available on the internet, generally free of charge.
To download the latest information:
- Place your mouse over the “PDF” symbol next to the corresponding week.
- Right click for PC / Control click for Mac.
- Choose “Save Target As”.
- Save the PDF to your computer and open using your PDF reader.
If you have questions regarding this message, please contact the Navigation Center (use “LNMs, Charts, Chart Corrections, or Light Lists” as the subject from the pull down menu).
Source: LNM District 8
Link: 2021 Light List is Now Available on Navigation Center Website
The Coast Guard has posted on beta.sam.gov the contracting opportunity for the Underway Foreign Passenger Vessel Examiner Course. The United States Coast Guard Cruise Ship National Center of Expertise (CSNCOE) has a […]
Link: Coast Guard announces Guard Underway Foreign Passenger Vessel Course Examiner Contracting Opportunity
The Office of Design and Engineering Standards issued Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 02-19 (Ch 1) “Change 1 to Guide to Marine Equipment Approvals Covered by a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRAs),” Jan. 1, 2021.
Link: Update to NVIC 02-19, Guide to Marine Equipment Approvals Covered by a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA)
The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 39 th U.S. Coast Guard BWMS Type Approval Certificate to Alfa Laval Tumba AB after a detailed review of the manufacturer’s type approval application determined the system met the requirements of 46 CFR 162.060.
Link: Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Alfa Laval Tumba AB
The Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy has published Marine Safety Information Bulletin 13-20 – (Change 2) “Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Operations – Change 2” to provide updates to TWIC Reader Rule implementation and enforcement.
Link: MSIB: Exemptions to TWIC requirements related to COVID-19 – Update (Change 2)
In November the Puget Sound AMSC was named the recipient of the 2019 AMSC of the Year Award. Area Maritime Security Committees continue to provide the framework for communication and collaboration necessary to ensure our nation’s ports remain secure and resilient.
Link: 2019 Area Maritime Security Committee of the Year: Puget Sound AMSC
The Coast Guard has posted Change 5 to MSIB 08-20, titled COVID-19 – Mariner Credentials, which updates information on extensions to merchant mariner credentials, medical certificates and course approvals.
Link: MSIB: Novel Coronavirus – Mariner Credentials – Update (Change 5)
The U.S. Coast Guard is announcing the release of the National Recreational Boating Safety Survey for 2018. The Survey, which was mailed to over a quarter-million Americans, produced scientific estimates about characteristics […]
Link: U.S. Coast Guard releases National Recreational Boating Safety Survey results
The Coast Guard’s Liquefied Gas Carrier National Center of Expertise (LGC NCOE) published its 2020 edition of The Gas Gauge, a newsletter to share Coast Guard involvement and regulatory updates about the liquefied gas industry.
Link: 2020 edition of The Gas Gauge Newsletter now available.
The Gulf of Mexico Area Maritime Security Committee (AMSC) conducted its annual security exercise from New Orleans, Louisiana, on November 17, 2020. Due to the restrictions on in-person gatherings due to COVID-19, the exercise was held via virtual online conference.
Link: Gulf of Mexico AMSC conducts insider threat and cybersecurity exercise