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NOAA Invites Public Comment on the Draft National Charting Plan

NOAA invites public comment on the recently released National Charting Plan. Comments are due by midnight, June 1, 2017. The National Charting Plan is a strategy to improve NOAA nautical chart coverage, products, and distribution. It describes the evolving state of marine navigation and nautical chart production, and outlines actions... Continue reading
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Fraud Alert: Vessel Documentation Scam!

If you receive a letter from U.S. VESSEL DOCUMENTATION in California telling you that your USCG Document is about to expire - DO NOT REPLY! Actual vessel documentation is handled by the U.S. Coast Guard in Virginia. We have heard from several boaters that they received a very official-looking notification,... Continue reading
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An October Ghost Story: Mary Celeste

October is the month for ghosts and goblins - and sometimes the real story is as scary as could be.... In 1872, Captain Benjamin Briggs (a native of Marion, MA)—along with his wife, two-year-old daughter, and crew of seven—set sail across the Atlantic on the brigantine merchant ship Mary Celeste... Continue reading