Mariners Needed for Navigation Study
The U.S. Coast Guard is seeking input from mariners for a study of navigation requirements in the Pacific Seacoast System.
The Waterways Analysis and Management System (WAMS) study will review the short-range Aids to Navigation (ATON) system that covers American waterways from the Canadian border to the Mexican border and around Alaska, Hawaii and the Marianas Islands.
In addition to the survey input, the system-wide study will cover international requirements, environmental concerns, user capabilities and available technology and resources.
The study is part of the U.S. Coast Guard's Future Navigation initiative, a multiyear effort to analyze, optimize and modernize the navigation systems that safely guide millions of mariners and trillions of dollars worth of trade into U.S. ports.