May 18, 2020

Many have wondered how you can dock a ship without a tug.  This video shows an example of a Captain docking a large vessel in extreme weather using an anchor to control the motion of the vessel.  Cook Inlet Marine pilots use a similar technique to control ships as they...

The Marine Safety Task Force Report (12MB PDF) has been finalized for your viewing pleasure, and widest dissemination.

We look forward to continuing to work together with all of our partners as we raise awareness of the condition of bulk oil fuel facilities with a goa...

NOAA is seeking feedback from chart users and companies that provide products and services based on NOAA raster and electronic navigational chart (NOAA ENC®) products. This information will shape the manner and timing in which the product sunsetting process will procee...

October 5, 2019

The United States Coast Guard is requesting comments on their proposed termination of MF NAVTEX broadcasts nationwide, including those currently provided in Alaska. 

The comment period is open until November 12, 2019, and can be sent to the USCG via the following w...

April 11, 2019

Public Engagement Opportunity in Cook Inlet Oil and Gas Pipelines Project

Workshop on Cook Inlet Pipelines Announced

[KENAI, ALASKA, April 10, 2019]—Cook Inlet Regional Citizen’s Advisory Council (CIRCAC) will provide opportunities for citizens and stakeholders in Cook I...

Several National Weather Service stations have stopped working due to a GPS roll-over event. Background information on why this is taking place is attached in the worldwide notice to mariners. Please click on the images below for more information.

Civil GPS users are en...

November 16, 2018

On November 16, 2018, NOAA released ASSIST, a new system for submitting questions and reporting nautical chart errors to NOAA's Office of Coast Survey. ASSIST has a mobile-friendly design and improved user interface that allows customers to access the system convenient...

November 2, 2018

Last year, I was inbound to a port-that-will-remain-nameless, with the local pilot at the conn.  As we maneuvered up a winding channel, the channel curved to port, yet the pilot ordered starboard rudder as we approached the next turn. 

Our 3rd officer, who had been...

October 15, 2018

TRB is sponsoring the 17th Biennial National Harbor Safety Committee Conference on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - Thursday, June 27, 2019 in Houston, TX. The conference will include panel sessions, keynote addresses from high-level officials, and networking opportunities for...

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