This NVIC provides that US ships may access navigation publications electronically, through underway connectivity, to comply with domestic carriage and Safety of Life at Sea certification requirements.

The Coast Guard views public participation as essential to making effective policy, and will consider all comments and material received during the comment period. Your comment can help shape the final form of this policy

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The public can submit comments to the USCG, on or before November 4, 2019.


Currently, the US Coast Guard, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency are providing marine safety information in an updated electronic format, some of which is now graphical and geographically selectable.

Electronic devices - both hardware and software - have improved in such a way that a mariner can efficiently access navigation publications when necessary.