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Coast Guard testing nation's first 'virtual' buoys

The electronic aids to navigation (eATON) mark critical points in San Francisco Bay

Web Bulletin 2014

UK installing eLoran stations to counter GPS jamming

Seven stations will provide alternative position, navigation and timing (PNT) information in the event of GPS failure

Web Bulletin 2013

Software interface developed for ECDIS, radar training with simulators

VSTEP, PC Maritime and Nautis have announced a new software interface for ECDIS and radar with simulators at colleges' and companies' training centers

Web Bulletin 2013

Port of Oakland installs maritime visibility sensor to aid decision-making in fog

The Port of Oakland became the first harbor on the West Coast to install a maritime visibility sensor, which will help pilots and the Coast Guard make decisions about navigation safety

Web Bulletin 2013

Blog: Search and rescue efforts benefit from Optimal Planning System data

Coast Guard personnel in Portsmouth, Va., aid distress mariners halfway around the world with the help of Search and Rescue Optimal Planning Data

Web Bulletin 2013

Coast Guard's Thomas: TWIC 'has a lot of value'

The U.S. Coast Guard's director of inspections and compliance said the TWIC program 'has a lot of value' and technology is improving since the pilot program

Web Bulletin 2013

With operators concerned about cost, Coast Guard extends TWIC reader comment period

The Coast Guard has extended by 30 days the public comment period on the proposed rule require TWIC electronic readers on certain vessels and in maritime facilities

Web Bulletin 2013

NTSB: Delta Mariner crash at Ky. bridge was caused by failures involving navigation, contract pilot, bridge lighting

The National Transportation Safety Board said the 2012 accident at a Kentucky bridge involving the vessel Delta Mariner was a result of poor planning, insufficient use of navigation tools, a contract pilot's error and poor oversight of the bridge lighting

Web Bulletin 2013

Study: Ships' AIS systems may pose security risk

Research by a Boston technology firm found that Automated Identification Systems may present a security risk if terrorists were to access the public data

Web Bulletin 2013

Bar pilot in Bay Bridge casualty may lose his license

The San Francisco bar pilot in the Overseas Reymar casualty may lose his license after commissioners found that he lost situational awareness and failed to use a second radar

Web Bulletin 2013
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