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Item: In response to increased Arctic shipping traffic, the United States and the Russian Federation have proposed a system of two-way routes for vessels to follow in the Bering Strait and Bering Sea.  You may read the Coast Guard news release or go directly to the IMO proposal document.
Item: The Navigation Center is testing a new delivery method for maritime safety information. Please read the Coast Guard Maritime Commons Blog post for more information.
Item: The 2018 Light Lists have been published and are now available for download from our website.
Item: The U.S. Air Force advises the GPS community of an IS-GPS-200H compliant change to the 'Issue of Data, Clock' (IODC) value selection process in the GPS operational control segment software. This change will be applied no earlier than 01 Mar 2018. Please read the official change memorandum.
Item: The U.S. Coast Guard is soliciting for members of the public to participate in a Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment (PAWSA) workshop from February 7th through the 8th of 2018.  Read more...
Item: The Coast Guard Towing Vessel National Center of Expertise Decision Aid is now available on the Navigation Center website.  All towing vessel operators as well as Coast Guard inspectors are encouraged to use this application in the performance of their duties.
Item: The 2017 Federal Radionavigation Plan has been signed and released. It is available for download in portable document format (PDF, 3MB)
Item: A new U.S. Coast Guard Safety Alert has been published regarding the fact that many vessel operators and ship masters continue to rely on outdated high seas communications frequencies when communicating with the Coast Guard.  Please read the entire Safety Alert.