Coast Guard seeks input for Mid-Atlantic marine navigation systems
The U.S. Coast Guard is seeking input from commercial and recreational mariners for an assessment of navigation requirements along the Mid-Atlantic seacoast.
The Coast Guard Waterways Analysis and Management System survey is focused on both the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico seacoast systems, open water systems typically traveled by mariners arriving from an ocean voyage or transiting along the coast.
Individual mariners and interested maritime industry representatives can provide input until May 31 at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SeacoastWAMS. In addition to stakeholder input, the study will also consider environmental concerns, user capabilities, available technology and available resources.
The assessment is the first in a series of nationwide reviews that are part of the Future of Navigation initiative which seeks to improve delivery of marine safety information, modernize the Coast Guard’s physical aids-to-navigation system, incorporate automatic identification systems where appropriate and improve communications with the Marine Transportation System. Maintained by Coast Guard cutters and teams around the nation, aids to navigation guide military, commercial and recreational vessels through U.S. waters.