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U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Center – Useful Tool for Mariners

The United States Coast Guard Navigation Center has expanded availability of sharing near-real-time Maritime Safety Information (MSI) to all U.S. waterways. Through the free online subscription service, mariners can receive BNMs & UMIBs to their cell phones and computer via email in a chosen geographical area. This service is in addition to the standard VHF broadcasts which, traditionally, have been the only way to receive this vital information. Any person can unsubscribe if they become uninterested.

To sign up for updates for the Western Alaska region, please use this link.