The U.S. Coast Guard released a statement this week that errors or omissions on Notices of Arrival and Departure (NOAD) would cause the notice to be rejected.
The announcement reads, in part:
“As part of ongoing efforts to enhance maritime domain awareness, we continue to improve handling of essential, required data contained within Notices of Arrival and Departure (NOAD).
“Beginning Tuesday, May 14, submissions containing invalid or otherwise erroneous arrival date/time data will be rejected, necessitating correction and resubmission.”
The USCG also has made two changes to the electronic NOAD system.
“Users may now download electronic copies of NOAD submission confirmations directly through the eNOAD application without the use of e-mail. While e-mail confirmations will still be provided, this added functionality will eliminate wait times and allow for confirmation retrieval on a self-service basis.
“Account administration has also been simplified, allowing retrieval of forgotten passwords and facilitating account unlock with reduced manual intervention. To ensure account accessibility, log into your eNOAD account and confirm that your user information is current. Please note that the e-mail address, provided in your eNOAD account user information, is required to reset all accounts.”