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Practice Your Visual NAVRULES!

Presented below is a randomly selected visual NAVRULE problem from our flashcard database. In many cases, what is presented are words or phrases, and you should think of the definition or definitions that meet the condition(s) of the words or phrases. Then, click on the image to obtain the correct answer(s).

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News and Notices:

Item: Get the latest News and Updates RSS Feeds (LNMs, LL Corrections)
Item: You are invited to visit the 21st Century Waterway Feedback Website to share your comments/feedback on the joint agency initiative that will determine user requirements and emerging needs for navigation information and/or services. The USCG, NOAA, and USACE are collaborating in the eNAV environment to promote safety and efficiency on the Marine Transportation System. For more info, please view our 21st Century Waterway Feedback information sheet. Within the sheet, you will find links to the presentations from each agency.
Item: Upcoming GMDSS Task Force Meeting - 9 October 2014 at the Sanibel Harbor Resort in Fort Myers. You may view the agenda and other pertinent information.
Item: The USCG "Vessel Requirements for Notices of Arrival and Departure (NOAD) and Automatic Identification System (AIS) [USCG-2005-21869]" Final Rule regarding expansion of NOAD and AIS requirements in the U.S. is currently under E.O. 12886 Regulatory Review at the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA)—this is the final review prior to its publication.  Most OIRA reviews take less than 90 days, this is a notice that this rule may be published prior to its current Semi-Annual Unified Regulatory Agenda prognostication--December 2014.
Item: The Navigation Center has produced a consolidated Marine Safety Information data download page where you may access data files. Please review these files and provide us feedback so that we may improve our products...thank you.
Item: The Air Force GPS Operations Center links reports of GPS user equipment errors to flawed equipment processing of almanac data from PRN-30. Please read the Air Force statement.
Item: The 2014 Light Lists have been published and are now available for download from our website.
Item: In February, the Coast Guard and other USCG approved entities (i.e. U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Marine Exchange of Alaska, NOAA) commenced transmitting AIS Aids to Navigation messages and additional electronic marine safety information via AIS for testing and evaluation. Exactly where, when and what is be announced in Local Notices to Mariners. For more information see our AIS ATON Special Notice.
Item: On 01 August, 2013, the USCG terminated its radio guard of the international voice distress, safety and calling frequency 2182 kHz and the international digital selective calling (DSC) distress and safety frequency 2187.5 kHz. Please see the Safety Alert regarding this termination.
Item: CONSUMER ALERT: Using or importing cell jammers, GPS jammers, or other jamming devices is illegal. Please read Public Notice Doc. 39135/1, which is a consumer alert advising consumers of the law and penalties regarding jamming.