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USCGC ASPEN (WLB 208)

Mission

Aids to Navigation (ATON)

NOAA Buoy Aspen's primary mission is Aids to Navigation, more commonly know as ATON. Aspen is responsible for maintaining 76 aids that mark the navigable waterways along the California coast.

Aspen is also responsible for  bouys along the California coast. These buoys provide all mariners with weather and sea condition information. These bouys are monitored at the National Buoy Data Center (NBDC). Current weather and sea state information can be accessed by visiting the National Buoy Data Center website.

Top Right Photo: ASPEN Servicing a NOAA Buoy
Bottom Photo: ASPEN Servicing San Francisco Approach Buoy

Last Modified 10/21/2014