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Navigation is the term used to describe method(s) used in moving a ship or vessel from one position to another. There are many methods that a mariner must be familiar with in order to navigate a vessel safely. With modern technology finding its way onto new vessels many navigation techniques may seem antiquated but are still required to be known and practiced in the advent that the new equipment may fail.


Navigation Methods

Aids to Navigation

Aids to navigation are man-made buoys, lights, or markers used to help a mariner navigate.

Rules of the Road

Rules of the road is a United States Coast Guard publication that outlines the requirements and rules for US mariners and other mariners while operating in US waters.

Other Publications

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