NAV-ED Services Group - Captain (OUPV), Master, Towing, Sail, and License Renewal
KEEP AN EYE ON USCG REGULATORY CHANGES:  A series of changes have been posted recently which may impact on your license.  The latest is available at USCG NMC.
Marine Point Forecasts
The weather service has a tremendous feature which is probably known to everyone but me!  Access point forecasts by using the 'point' feature.  Simple to use and great for information recovery in a hurry.  See POINT AND CLICK.
Our partner and NAV-ED co-owner, Captain Kevin, is currently on a boat delivery mission.  We are keeping in touch using a GPS positioning device which is really quite interesting and fun.  You might want to take a look.  There are all sorts of implications for boaters .... especially when the cell phone doesn't work.  See GPS.
Jones Act in the News in a Good Way
Congress has reaffirmed the importance of the domestic maritime industry.  See JONES ACT ON THE HILL.
Never at a loss for names.  Take a look at this small 'fish' that swims into combat.  See IT LOOKS LIKE A FISH.
Canadian Navy Goes Semi-Dry!
The Canadian Navy has experienced a little trouble with their sailors.  They are now cutting back on their drinking ..... including use of the beer machines!  Take a look at NO DRINKS.
Drink Beer and Donate
Drink and help a worthy cause.  You just have to travel a bit but it is worth it!  See SEAFARERS UNITE.
Tug Sinks
Gusts reaching 85 mph might have been the cause for this work issue.  Little close to home. See ZEE.
Dream Fishing!
The Captain fell asleep at the 'switch'.  Sometimes it is smarter to stay awake!  He didn't hit any other vessel .... this time.  See NIGHT STORIES.
Bridge Tender and the Allision
Picture the bridge going up and then picture the bridge going down.  The bridge struck the vessel and someone has a $50 million dollar bill!  See SAD STORY.
If You Liked the COLREGS, You Have To Read This!
The scenario is real and the vessels are closing.  Who is overtaking and who is crossing and what difference does it make?  See COLREGS QUESTION.
No Ferry to Vieques!
The USCG issued a 'no sail' order to the ferry sailing from Fajardo, Puerto Rico to Vieques, Puerto Rico because of a security lapse.  See NO GO.
Lobby for Harbor Maintenance
Commitments are commitments except when they have to be funded!  See HIT THE TARGET.
Guidance on Mariner Examinations
The approval of new Rules has an impact on the examination process used for licensing.  The USCG issued the following guidance to clarify status for future examinations.  It is important to note the implementation dates!  See MARINER EXAMS.
USCG Publishes a New Handbook of Regulations
A new handbook is available on-line which includes the latest changes to the Inland Rules.  See HANDBOOK.
Failure to Report Convictions
The USCG is concerned that fraudulent applications are being submitted in that applicants are failing to record their complete conviction record.  See VERY IMPORTANT NOTICE.
USCG Finalizes New Inland Rules
The Coast Guard has issued a new set of rules for inland waters.  See INLAND.
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