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Captain of the Port-refers to the U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the port for a given area.



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ANOA

Advanced Notice of Arrival: any vessel entering United States waters from a foreign port is required to give a 96hour ANOV. Any vessel of 300 gross registered tonnage and greater is required to give the ANOA to the U.S. Coast Guard's National Vessel Movement Center. Any vessel under 300 gross registered tons is required to give the ANOA to the appropriate Captain of the Port.

COGARD

Acronym for U.S. Coast Guard usually used in radio messages

PRIMARY CONTROL TIDE STATION

A tide station at which continuous observations have been made over a minimum of a 19-year Metonic cycle. Its purpose is to provide data for computing accepted values of the harmonic and non harmonic constants essential to tide predictions and to the determination of tidal datums for charting and coastal boundaries. The data series from this station serves as a primary another, by the individual corporation, state or local government or other body that has established the aid with U.S. Coast Guard approval.

LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS

A notice issued by each U.S. Coast Guard District to disseminate important information affecting navigational safety within the District. The Local Notice reports changes to and deficiencies in aids to navigation maintained by and under the authority of the U.S. Coast Guard. Other information includes channel depths, new charts, naval operations, regattas, etc. Since temporary information, known or expected to be of short duration, is not included in the weekly Notice to Mariners published by th

TRAINING SHIP

A ship used to train students as sailors, especially a ship employed by a navy or coast guard to train future officers. The term refers both to ships used for training at sea and to old, immobile hulks used to house classrooms.

PRIVATE AIDS TO NAVIGATION

In United States waters, those aids to navigation not established and maintained by the U.S. Coast Guard. Private aids include those established by other federal agencies with prior U.S. Coast Guard approval, aids to navigation on marine structures or other works which the owners are legally obligated to establish, maintain, and operate as prescribed by the U.S. Coast Guard, and those aids which are merely desired, for one reason or

UNITED STATES COAST PILOT

One of a series of SAILING DIRECTIONS published by the National Ocean Service, that cover a wide variety of information important to navigators of U.S. coastal and intracoastal waters, and waters of the Great Lakes. Most of this information cannot be shown graphically on the standard nautical charts and is not readily available elsewhere. This information includes navigation regulations, outstanding landmarks, channel and anchorage peculiarities, dangers, weather, ice, currents, and port facilities. Each Coast Pilot is corrected through the dates of Notices to Mariners shown on the title page and should not be used without reference to the Notices to Mariners issued subsequent to those dates.

RATING

  1. In British usage, an enlisted member of a country's navy, i.e., all members of the navy who are not officers or warrant officers.
  2. In contemporary US Navy and US Coast Guard usage, the occupational specialty of an enlisted member of the service.

LIGHT LIST

A publication giving detailed information regarding lighted navigational aids and fog signals. In the United States, light lists are published by the U.S. Coast Guard as USCG Light Lists and by the National Imagery and Mapping Agency as List of Lights.

ADVANCED NOTICE OF ARRIVAL

Any vessel entering United States waters from a foreign port is required to give a 96hour ANOV. Any vessel of 300 gross registered tonnage and greater is required to give the ANOA to the U.S. Coast Guard's National Vessel Movement Center. Any vessel under 300 gross registered tons is required to give the ANOA to the appropriate Captain of the Port.

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