The Triton

News

USCG tests virtual navigation aids

ADVERTISEMENT

The U.S. Coast Guard is testing 25 electronic aids to navigation (eATON) to augment existing physical aids and mark unique and potentially hazardous navigation features in the San Francisco Bay Area. These “virtual” buoys are transmitted through the Nationwide Automatic Identification System (NAIS) for display on ships’ electronic charting systems and radars.

 

These eATON currently mark reporting points in the offshore traffic separation scheme approaches to San Francisco: the “SF” buoy which serves as the San Francisco bar pilot embarkation point, and Mile Rocks Light and Harding Rock buoy, which mark a critical turn point for ships in the Central Bay.

 

In addition, five eATON now mark the bridge towers on the western span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.While not all vessels are equipped to display the new eATON, the Coast Guard is targeting early adopters of this new technology for testing and evaluation.

 

For additional information on the USCG’s eATON initiatives, please visit www.navcen.uscg.gov and send public feedback on the initiative in San Francisco Bay to D11-DG-SectorSF-WaterwayMgt@uscg.mil.

 

Related Articles

Fire destroys two yachts in Ft. Lauderdale

Fire destroys two yachts in Ft. Lauderdale

An early morning fire destroyed two yachts at New River Marina today in Ft. Lauderdale. It does not appear that anyone was hurt. According to people in shipyards, the yachts likely were a 70-foot …

Jones Act 101

Maritime cabotage, or coastwise trade as it is referred to in many countries, may generally be defined as the movement of goods or passengers between two ports or places within the same state. While …

Triton Spotted onboard in Newport

Triton Spotted onboard in Newport

Capt. Devon Tull of M/Y Carpe Diem, a 72-foot Hatteras, searches for the Crew Mess column and recipe in The Triton. She took a break during the Newport Charter Yacht Show in June to read Capt. …

Owner’s View: Effort in captain-owner interview pays off

Owner’s View: Effort in captain-owner interview pays off

Owner’s View: by Melvyn Miller As is the case with owners of yachts, I have found it difficult to describe an average captain of a crewed yacht, but I do understand the temptation to stereotype …

Samspon Cay goes private

The Sampson Cay Club in the Exumas, which closed for renovations Aug. 1, will remain closed to the public. The island and all its amenities, including marina, villas, store and fuel, will be private …

LED lighting series has built-in dimmer switch

LED lighting series has built-in dimmer switch

Miami-based Lumiron's new Medison series TRX 100C lighting system contains 18 single-color LEDs with a built-in, finger-touch dimmer. Made from a solid semiconductor, the lights have an expectancy of …

Comments

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please answer the question below to leave a comment. * Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.