The National Ocean Service has launched an online site publishing interactive Raster Navigational Charts (RNCs) to give mariners more timely and accurate information in the rapidly changing marine environment. Targeted at improving marine safety and reducing the risk of accidents, interactive RNCs make updated charts available to the mariner faster and with greater accuracy than paper documents, sometimes in near real-time.
The RNCs were developed by the Office of Coast Survey, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce. Access the site at http://www.NauticalCharts.gov/viewer
Submit written comments to Director, Office of Coast Survey, National Ocean Service, NOAA (N/CS), 1315 East West Highway, Silver Spring, MD, 20910. Written comments may be faxed to (301) 713-4019. Comments by e-mail should be submitted to Jim.Gardner@noaa.gov .
For more information, contact Captain James Gardner, Chief, Marine Chart Division, Office of Coast Survey, NOS/NOAA, 301-713-2724 x101, fax 301-713-4516, Jim.Gardner@noaa.gov .