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Cooperative Charting


CoCh Committee

  R/C Diane M. Julum, JN-IN

Asst Chairman
  Stf/C Thomas J. Peltier, SN-IN

Asst Chairman
  Stf/C Phillip A. Benson, JN

  Barbara Shively

District Reps:

Districts 14 and 29
D/Lt/C Mahmoud M. Abdel-Monem, SN

Districts 9 and 19
Stf/C Phillip A. Benson, JN

Districts 10 and 13
P/C Glen Blake, N-CN

Districts 7 and 17
P/D/C Mack L. Gordy, Jr. AP

District 2
Lt/C Thurston L. Gray, SN

Districts 5 and 6
D/Lt Joanne Hancock, SN

Districts 4 and 26
D/Lt Thomas Hancock, SN

Districts 23 and 32
P/D/C James V. Hardin Jr., JN-CN

Districts 15 and 16
R/C Diane Julum, JN

Districts 11 and 20
D/Lt/C John E. Knapp, SN

Districts 1 and 12
P/C Billy Owens, AP

Districts 21 and 24
Stf/C Thomas J. Peltier, SN

Districts 3 and 33
R/C John J. Rodgers, SN-IN

Districts 22 and 30
P/C Stephen R. Schmidt, JN

Districts 25 and 28
P/D/C Dave Shively, JN

Districts 8 and 27
P/R/C James H. Strothers, SN-IN

Special Technical Asst
  P/R/C Horst Boettge, SN

Special Asst - WEBMASTER
  Lt/C Thurston L. Gray, SN

  Russ Proctor

  Duane Morrison



The National Ocean Service Coast Pilot is a series of nine books that cover a wide variety of information important to navigators and recreational boatmen. These books supply information that cannot be shown on the standard nautical chart and is not readily available elsewhere. The subjects in the Coast Pilot include, but are not limited to, channel descriptions, anchorages, bridge and cable clearances, currents, tides and water levels, prominent features, pilotage, towage, weather, ice conditions, wharf descriptions, dangers, routes, traffic separation schemes, small craft facilities, and Federal regulations applicable to navigation. The sources of updating Coast Pilot information include field inspections conducted by NOAA, information published in Notice To Mariners, reports from NOAA hydrographic vessels, field party reports, information from other government agencies, reports from the United States Power Squadrons, and material from state and local governments.

As a USPS observer you will need to examine those sections of the Coast Pilot covering your area, determine where changes should be made to reflect current reality, and report those changes to the text and illustrations. You will do this by supplying the following information for each change:

    1. Coast Pilot number.
    2. Coast Pilot edition.
    3. The observed item:  aid to navigation, anchorage, bridge, channel, ferry, geographic name, harbor regulation, hazard to navigation, landmark, magnetic variation or anomoly, pilotage, port facility, route, Tide & current, small craft facility, towage, weather & ice, or traffic separation scheme.
    4. The chapter number.
    5. The paragraph number on the page.
    6. Chart number.
    7. Text and illustration changes.
    8. Whether this report is part of the Adopt-A-Chart program.
    9. Position: latitude, longitude and method.

Coast Pilot Areas of Coverage -- U. S. Coast Pilot Series

Light Lists -- US Coast Guard Light List

Light Lists Areas of Coverage -- Light Lists

Worksheet -- Coast Pilot

Field Guide and Summary -- U. S. Coast Pilot

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