Title: MARITIME AIDS TO NAVIGATION IN THE SHORT DISTANCE MARITIME ENVIRONMENT
Author(s): Capt. D. Dulany Claggert
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 17, Number 1
Pages: 13 - 19
Cite this article: Claggert, Capt. D. Dulany, "MARITIME AIDS TO NAVIGATION IN THE SHORT DISTANCE MARITIME ENVIRONMENT", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 17, No. 1, Spring 1970, pp. 13-19.
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Abstract: One of the tasks assigned the recently established Department of Transportation is the development of a National Navigation Plan. The development of this plan is being undertaken jointly by the U.S. Coast Guard and Federal Aviation Administration, with participation by the Department of Defense. To accomplish the task a staff, the Joint National Navigation Planning Staff, has been formed. The objective of the total effort is to provide a national policy that will insure coordination of the efforts of the Federal agencies having cognizance over all phases of navigation, both air and marine, to insure optimum utilization of the nation's resources in this field. As an initial input, the U.S. Coast Guard has instituted a study of all aids to marine navigation in the short distance maritime environment, which is the topic of this paper. The short distance maritime environment is defined as: pilot waters, harbors and their approaches, inland navigable waters providing access to major sea port facilities of the Unites States and the Great Lakes. The responsibility for providing navigational aids for all of these areas is, of course, vested solely in the U.S. Coast Guard. The objectives of the study were twofold: a) to define alternate systems that are capable of satisfying the aids to navigation needs of the marine community within the short distance maritime environment, and the costs of providing such systems; and b)to develop a definitive, usable methodology for evaluating benefits derived from the establishment and operation of an aid to navigation system in the short distance maritime environment.