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Links to Additional Information from the ABS Class

The U.S. Coast Guard Mobile App.   The app is intended to provide boating safety resources for recreational boaters

USCG Recreational Boating Accident Report

Boating Accident Statistics

Nav Rules  Navigation Rules and Regulations Handbook.

Notice to Mariners, District 1.   The US Notice to Mariners provides timely marine safety information for the correction of all US Government navigation charts and publications.  This free document is updated weekly and viewable as a PDF.

Local Notice to Mariners Chart Update  Local chart numbers, 12366 and 12367.

Light List, Atlantic Coast   The Light List contains a list of lights, sound signals, buoys, day beacons and other aids to navigation.

U.S. Coast Pilot.  The United States Coast Pilot consists of a series of nautical books that cover a variety of information important to navigators of coastal and intracoastal waters and the Great Lakes. Issued in nine volumes, they contain supplemental information that is difficult to portray on a nautical chart.  Volume 2 covers our local area.

UCONN's Long Island Sound Weather Buoys

Marine Traffic: Global Ship Tracking Intelligence.  This website and App use data provided by the Automatic Identification System (AIS) to display information on commercial shipping around the world.  

U.S. Chart No. 1 (Chart Symbols).  Describes the symbols, abbreviations, and terms used on nautical charts.

NOAA Chart Locator (Select "Paper Charts RNC & PDF" tab)

NOAA Chart 12367, North Shore Long Island Sound (Greenwich Point to New Rochelle)

NOAA Chart 12366 Long Island Sound and East River ((Hempstead Harbor to East River)

Overview of Rescue21 (Digital Selective Calling, DSC)

Get an MMSI (Maritime Mobile Service Identifier) US Power Squadrons

Get an MMSI number (BoatUS)

Coast Guard Boating Safety Circulars

Coast Guard Manufacturer's Recalls

Coast Guard Marine Safety Alerts

The Sailboat "Morning Dew."   The fatal Charleston sailboat accident that changed Coast Guard search and rescue

Morning Dew.   NTSB Accident Report

Mayday: Use VHF radio for emergencies at sea and distress calls.  The Sinking of the Sea Wolf.

Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)  (Federal Boating laws)

NY State Boating  Law (scroll down to "Navigation")

Think Safe - Choose the Right Personal Flotation Device