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United States Coast Guard
Aids to Navigation Division

The Aids to Navigation Division is responsible for establishing requirements and policy, providing program level guidance, and coordinating processes, platforms, and personnel necessary to establish, maintain, and operate the United States Visual Aids to Navigation System (USATONS).  The USATONS is a critical component of the United States Marine Transportation System (MTS) for reducing transit risks and maintaining capacity.

Coast Guard Cutter approaching a buoy.

Mariner Resources: Public Resources:
Light List Laws & Regulations
Local Notice to Mariners Waterways Management Branches
Aid Discrepancy Report Boating Courses
Navigation Rules Frequently Asked Questions
Global Maritime Distress & Safety System Marine Safety Information Broadcasts
Maritime Communications Vessel Traffic Services
Last Modified 1/12/2016