Navigation Publications


Every vessel should carry the charts and publications required for its safe operation. These include the Navigation Rules – International-Inland, all charts applicable for the vessel’s navigational area of operation, and appropriate publications pertinent to navigation.

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Pleas click on the links below. They  will take you to the download area the specific publications. NOTE many of the publications are very large and will require a high-speed connection.

USCG Merchant Marine Deck Examination Reference Materials

General Navigation Publications

U. S. Light Lists

U. S. Coast Pilots

List of Lights

Nautical Rules of the Road (2014)

Sight Reduction Tables, Pub 229

US VTS Users Manuals

USCG Deck Examination Questions

Coming Soon

USCG Engineering Examination Questions

.MPA, The International Maritime Pilots’ Association Information