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- If you are interested in our Navigation Systems programs for Federal Aids to Navigation (ATONs), Private Aids to Navigation (PATONs), Chart Updating (CU) and Bridge Administration Program (BAP), welcome aboard!
OVERVIEW: Aids to Navigation Program
Qualified Auxliarists and their facilities are authorized assignment to duty to support and augment the Coast Guard’s Aids to Navigation program. This includes verifying the location and characteristics of private aids to navigation (PATONs), after qualifying as an AV – Aid Verifier. Auxliarists may assist and support Coast Guard units in servicing Federal aids after receiving proper Coast Guard training. Auxliarists may also help the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers in updating nautical charts and publications. Training is available in all four Auxiliary Navigation Systems Programs – ATONs, PATONs, Bridges, and Chart Updating.
NAVIGATION SYSTEMS PROGRAMS
- Bridge Administration Program
- Chart Updating