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Coast Guard issues warning to mariners turning off AIS

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The United States Coast Guard issues a warning to mariners turning off AIS on commercial fishing and crabbing vessels: U.S. Coast Guard 13th District PA Detachment Astoria Contact: Coast Guard PA Detachment Astoria Office: (503) 861-6380 After Hours: (206) 819-9154 PA Detachment Astoria online newsroom NEWS RELEASE ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard is issuing a […]

Federal Communications Commission issues enforcement advisory on non-compliant AIS devices

Non-compliant AIS Enforcement Advisory Issued by FCC

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The use of non-compliant AIS devices, such as AIS Fish Net Buoys, is illegal and has the potential to disrupt important maritime communications, according to an advisory released by the Federal Communications Commission on Friday, June 14, 2019. As reported by the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service: Story by Walter Ham U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters […]

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ISR & Unmanned Systems: USCG Welcomes ScanEagle

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In an April article about ISR and Unmanned Systems, SeaPower Magazine Special Correspondent Daniel P. Taylor reports that “The Coast Guard is officially bringing the ScanEagle® drone into the fold with a Major new contract.” Lt. Cmdr. Kenneth Walton, U.S. Coast Guard Office of Aviation Forces, Unmanned Aircraft Systems, told Seapower that following the contract […]

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406 Day: National Campaign for Awareness of Emergency Locator Beacon Importance

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U.S. Coast Guard 13th District Pacific Northwest Contact: 13th District Public Affairs Office: (206) 220-7237 After Hours: (206) 391-5864 13th District online newsroom NEWS RELEASE SEATTLE – Saturday, April 6, is 406 Day, a national campaign run by NOAA to spread awareness of the importance of emergency position indicating radio beacons, or EPIRBs, and personal locator beacons, […]

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Coast Guard conducts waterways analysis study of Tillamook Bay, seeks public comment

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U.S. Coast Guard 13th District Pacific Northwest Contact: 13th District Public Affairs Office: (206) 220-7237 After Hours: (206) 391-5864 13th District online newsroom NEWS RELEASE GARIBALDI, Wash. — Coast Guard officials are seeking public comment while conducting a waterways analysis and management system (WAMS) review of Tillamook Bay. The Coast Guard uses WAMS to validate the adequacy of the […]