U.S. AIDS TO NAVIGATION SYSTEM

The Navigation Rules are much like the rules of the road on the highway. They establish a consistent way to navigate safely and avoid collisions when two boats are crossing paths, are on course to meet head-on, or when one boat wishes to overtake another. 

The U.S. Aids to Navigation System is a system maintained by the U.S. Coast Guard, consisting of visual, audible, and electronic signals which are designed to assist the prudent mariner in the process of navigation. The aids to navigation system is not intended to identify every shoal or obstruction to navigation which exists in the navigable waters of the United States, but rather provides for reasonable marking of marine features as resources permit.



Click here to view the Aids to Navigation Brochure online
 

To download a copy of the U.S. Coast Guard's Aids to Navigation please click here

To download a copy of the U.S. Coast Guard's Navigation Rules: 
http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=navRulesDownLoad

Should you wish to explore the subject of Federal navigation rules further, below are some additional resources. 

To search Federal navigation regulations by subject: http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=regContent
To search Federal navigation regulations by locality: http://navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName+searchRegs

For more information from the Department of Homeland security and the U.S. Coast Guard on navigation please visit their Navigation Center for Excellence: http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/index.php



RESOURCES

Media and Marketing Materials

Members of the press, boating safety specialists and advocates, and the general public are invited to utilize any and all of the media and marketing materials in this section.

 

Photo Library

The U.S. Coast Guard has provided the Image Library as a resource tool for boating safety specialists, advocates and the general public.

 

Video Library

The U.S. Coast Guard has provided the Video Library as a resource tool for boating safety specialists, advocates and the general public.

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