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APRIL - MAY 2009/VOLUME 12/NUMBER 2
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THE NOTICES TO MARINERS WEB SITE:

NOTMAR.GC.CA

notmar.gc.ca

Are you familiar with Notices to Mariners, a navigation tool developed and maintained by the Canadian Coast Guard? This unique reference system transmits complete information about obstructions to navigation – wrecks, shoals, aquaculture sites – as well as on a range of regulations that have been adopted and procedures that are to be followed by ships entering or passing through Canadian waters.

Notices to Mariners are available on the Web at notmar.gc.ca. There, you will quickly find general information, information for safe sailing, any permanent changes to sea charts and nautical publications such as Radio Aids to Marine Navigation, Sailing Directions and Nautical Guides and the Lists of Lights, Buoys and Fog Signals.

BY VISITING THE NOTICES TO MARINERS WEB SITE, YOU CAN:
  • Consult on line, download or print, in either official language, the various nautical publications produced by CCG;
  • Update your nautical publications and charts (see text to the left);
  • Access archived information on Notices to Mariners issued since 1995;
  • Rapidly access other Canadian Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Program publications like the Canadian Aids to Navigation System, and a variety of publications on global positioning systems (GPS) and the Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS).
THE FOLLOWING PUBLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE ON LINE:
  • Monthly and annual Notices to Mariners;
  • Notices to Mariners Summary of Temporary and Preliminary Notices
  • Lists of Lights, Buoys and Fog Signals covering all of Canada’s navigable waters.
OTHER USEFUL ON-LINE OPTIONS
  • Links to access the publication Radio Aids to Marine Navigation (RAMN) and to written notices to mariners for the Quebec region (www.marinfo.gc.ca) and for neighbouring CCG regions.
DID YOU KNOW…

To comply with the Canada Shipping Act and the Charts and Nautical Publications Regulations, captains and ship’s owners must have on board the latest edition of the relevant nautical charts – for every zone where the ship is expected to sail – as well as revised and up-dated nautical publications.


Danielle Fortin
Canadian Coast Guard