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NOAA Preps for New "Virtual" Aids to Navigation (OCS)

February 04, 2015 12:05 PM | Deleted user

Soon the U.S. Coast Guard will begin testing virtual Aids to Navigation (ATONs). Unlike physical aids to navigation, such as buoys or lighthouses, information from the new Automated Identification System ATONs will be broadcasted over the air. In preparation for this impending change, Coast Survey has developed a new set of symbols to depict these virtual navigation aids which will be added to upcoming editions of NOAA nautical charts. http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/mcd/updates/ais_aton.html

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