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                               NS Official Reports & Bulletins;

Below is a list of all official monthly reports posted as bulletins by the DSO-NS.  These reports contain valuable information regarding the District Navigation Systems Division.  Also included are non-standard reports members of the NS team have published and the DSO-NS felt necessary to release them to the public.  [Click PDF to view report]
                                                      NOTE: Report links in progress


2013  2014  2015  2016  2017 
 January PDF PDF PDF pdf
NS Report January 2017
 February PDF PDF PDF PDF document
 March PDF PDF
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 April  PDF PDF PDF  
 May PDF PDF PDF
 June PDF PDF
   
 July PDF PDF PDF    
 August PDF PDF
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 September PDF PDF PDF
 
 October PDF PDF PDF    
 November PDF PDF PDF    
 December PDF PDF PDF

 FINAL PDF
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Publications & Study Guides
The following publications are geared to help you with your Aids to Navigation Bridge & Chart Update tasks as well as better prepare you for what you might deal with underway. These are necessary guides to help you in your NS endeavors including becoming an Auxiliary Aids to Navigation (ATON) Verifier (AV-PQS) within our district.  If you came to this page looking for the NS Forms then please go to the FORMS section below. 


 National Aux Publications - List Last Updated: March 2017

   USCGAUX National Short Range Aids to Navigation Study Guide
 
Published:
2013
 PDF Document Download Guide Here (56 pages)
 

In order for the Auxiliary members to participate in the ATON & PATON program they must have a general knowledge of the responsibilities of the Auxiliary in the conduct of the program.  This study guide presents all the needed information in general about the ATON & PATON programs.
 
  Bridge Lighting and Other Signals
 
Published:
2006
 PDF Document Download Guide Here (12 pages; 1.28 MB)
 

This document will inform you of all the required layout and color of lights for each bridge type as well as required bridge clearance gauge sizes and spacing.  A must read for any member that has been assigned bridge survey sheets. xxx

     USCGAUX Nautical Chart Updating Training Guide

 
Published:
2016 Ver 2.4
 PDF Document Download Guide Here (80 pages; 4507K)
 

This Auxiliary Nautical Chart Updating Training Guide goes over in great depth all the procedures, methods and reporting know how's in executing a successful chart updating evolution. This guide also goes over how to properly update the Charts & Coast Pilot for your local area. The US Coast Pilot covers a variety of information which always needs updating and this guide will help you prepare the right documentation to send to NOAA. NOAA relies heavily on the USCGAux to report discrepancies and additions to nautical charts and coast pilot and this guide shows you how.

 District 11 Northern Aux Publications

   D11N Bridge Survey Guide
 
Published:
2015
 PDF Document Download Guide Here (47 pages)
 

This guide was specifically written to address the needs of District 11 Northern Region Bridge Survey Program. This document will inform you of everything you need to do your job successfully and efficiently. This is one of the documents you will need to study to pass the AV-PQS certification program in Eleventh Coast Guard District.
  D11N Short Range Aids to Navigation Guide
 
Published:
2015
 PDF Document Download Guide Here (60 pages; 1.6 megs)
 

This guide was specifically written to address the needs of District 11 Northern Region Short Range Aids to Navigation Program. This document will inform you of everything you need to do your job successfully and efficiently.  This is the documents you will need to study to pass the AV-PQS certification program in Eleventh Coast Guard District.

 
 
   D11N Quick AV "Handy-Dandy" PATON/Bridge Guide
 
Published:
2015
 PDF Document Download Guide Here (4 pages; 100 kb))
 

This guide was specifically written to address the pre-planning needs of Aid Verifier before heading out on a Patrol or Mission. It has some things you should think about and check before you set out on your patrol or mission. This document will inform you of everything you need to do your job successfully and efficiently.
 

     District 11 Northern (CU) - Chart Updating Programs”

 
Published:
2016 Ver 2.4
 PDF Document Download Guide Here (80 pages; 4507K)
 
As of April 2015, NOS discontinued putting Small Craft Facility information on charts and as of April 19, 2016 the USCG Auxiliary Chart Updating Reporting Webpage (CUWeb) was terminated because of increasing levels of federal IT security.  The termination of CUWeb does not spell the end to the Auxiliary Chart Updating (CU) program.
D11 Northern Auxiliary Chart Updating (CU) programs still plays a vital role in promoting safety on the water. We will still teach CU techniques and stress quality to a sure AccuracyCredibility - Professionalism.  The same CU information from your field observations can still be sent to NOAA.   All Chart & Coast Pilot corrections and discrepancies shall now be submitted to NOAA through the NOAA's Nautical Discrepancy Report System at http://ocsdata.ncd.noaa.gov/idrs/discrepancy.aspx . Your reports are still important to NOAA and CU training is still a vital link in promoting safety.  NOAA's Nautical Discrepancy Report System will accept supporting documentation scanned into a digital format. For example, scanned chartlets, blueprints, and photographs can serve as support documentation. • Once an observer submits a report, NOAA makes every effort to respond in 2 days.
The USCGAUX Nautical Chart Updating Training Guide is D11 primary CU Guide for submitting chart update and coast pilot reports to NOAA.  • No provision for USCG Auxiliary review of member submission exists with NOAA's Nautical Discrepancy Report System, but the D11 Navigation Systems Division will be happy assist & review your CU information before you submit it to NOAA.  

Other AN Publication

The below publications are direct links to external sites and although we check them regularly to insure they still work, we can not guarantee it.
 
  American Practical Navigator
 
Published:
2002
  Go Here For Publication (882 pages; 39 megs)
 

Although not required for AV's it is the ultimate guide to understanding the fascinating world of marine navigation.  By comprehending Mr. Bowditch's knowledge you will be far beyond the average Aid Verifier and on your way to a great asset to the AN District 11 program!

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Forms

Below is a list of the most common forms used when doing ATONCU work.  Each form is listed in a PDF or MS Word format with a small description of what the form is for.  For a complete understanding of each form and their use, please read the Bridge, Aids to Navigation and Chart Updating Guide which can be located here under Publications.
 For National Forms, visit Auxiliary Forms Warehouse

 FORM-Download  TITLE  REVISION
 DATE
TYPE 
 NS-7054
 (PDF - 7054)
AID TO NAVIGATION REPORT  1/28/2012  EXCEL
             Usage
Use this new Excel formatted form for reporting discrepancies observed on Federal Short
Range Aids to Navigation to D11 (dpw) and your CG ANT Unit.  Also when observing
discrepancies and non-permitted Private Aids to Navigation to D11 (dpw) Private Aids.  
This is a great tool for documenting Non-Permitted Private Aids-aids that the owner does
not have a permit on file with the CG D11 (dpw) Private aids.  Use the NS-7054 Form
to complete your observation report and e-mail or mail to DSO-NS
for transmission to the proper Coast Guard Unit. Make sure to file a 7030 with your FSO-IS.
 NS-7055  BRIDGE DISCREPANCY REPORT  1/28/2012  EXCEL
             Usage
Download this Excel form to your computer. This worksheet is designed for managing the
collection of your observations when multi-tasking chart updating activity is necessary,
such as for marina surveys or composite sections of shoreline. Data fields are provided for
the essential data for each planned observation. Prepare this worksheet online to enhance
the professionalism of your final CU report. Explanation of each field can be found in the
NS-CU02 Chart Updating Training Guide.
 NS-CU04  CHART UPDATING FORM WORKSHEET  2/2009  
                    Usage
Download this Excel form to your computer. This worksheet is designed for managing
the collection of your observations when multi-tasking chart updating activity is
necessary, such as for marina surveys or composite sections of shoreline. Data fields
are provided for the essential data for each planned observation. Prepare this worksheet
online to enhance the professionalism of your final CU report. Explanation of each field
can be found in the NS-CU02 Chart Updating Training Guide.
 N/A  PATON Sheets  Annually  
            Usage
The Private Aids to Navigation sheets are provided by your FSO-AN which receives
them from the SO-AN.  If you have not received your annual PATON sheets be sure
to contact the appropriate Officer shown above.
 N/A  Bridge Survey Sheets  Annually  
                     Usage
The Private Aids to Navigation sheets are provided by your FSO-AN which receive them
from the SO-AN.  If you have not received your annual PATON sheets be sure to contact
the appropriate Officer shown above.


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Latest Chart Lists

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 NOAA's On-Line Chart Viewer  

NOAA'S U.S. coastal nautical charts are viewable here on-line. Each chart is up-to-date with the most recent Notices to Mariners corrections. Use these on-line charts as a ready reference or planning tool. Use NOAA's printed or digital charts to navigate with on your voyage.

Latest applied Local Notice to Mariners
Use NOAA website to view latest up-to-date charts. 


 

 

 


 Additional Resources

 United States Coast Guard Navigation Center Resources

Links below are to the Eleventh District (North & South) version of the publication.
All Semper Paratus Aid Verifiers (AV) should have copies of these when underway for their Area of responsibility (AOR).

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Local Notice to Mariners (LNM), Eleventh District

 The Eleventh District LNM is the primary means for disseminating information concerning aids to navigation, hazards to navigation, and other items of marine information of interest to Auxiliarist's within the Eleventh District.

 Light List

Light List & Corrections, Volume VI (6) Pacific Coast

The LL Volume VI is the complete listing of all lights, buoys, day beacons, range's, fog signals, radio beacons, and radar beacons (RACONS) for the Eleventh District.  Detailed information is given on each aid including position, shape, color and characteristics.  A must have for all AV's.

 Coast Pilot

Coast Pilot 7 - California, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii (some Mexico, Canada and South Pacific)

Just as for aids to navigation, charts are limited in what can be shown by symbols and abbreviations regarding channels, hazards, winds and currents, restricted areas, port facilities, pilotage service, and many other types of information needed by a navigator for safe and efficient navigation and voyage planning.