Use of Electronic Charts and Publications in Lieu of Paper Charts, Maps and Publications

Good Day,
Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy has released “Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) No. 01-16” addressing the use of electronic sources for navigating on US Vessels not on international voyages. Please read carefully to insure you can meet the intent of the guidance.  You can also find it at
  To answer any questions, please contact your local Commercial Fishing Vessel Safety Examiner.
Mr. Al Waterford, USCG (ret.)
Program Manager, Commercial Fishing Vessel Safety
Fishing and Passenger Vessel Examiner
United States Coast Guard
Sector St. Petersburg
Preventions Department
155 Columbia Dr.
Tampa, FL 33606
Tel #: (813) 228-2196, ext. #8136
Fax #: (813) 228-2399
For More Info Go To:
Commercial Fishing Vessel “Checklist Generator”
“As a maritime regulator, it is imperative we engage and keep pace with industry.  The Coast Guard will facilitate commerce – we will not impede it.”  – Admiral Paul F. Zukunft, Commandant

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