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Chart Carriage Requirements

The U.S. Coast Guard is responsible for establishing regulations that govern nautical chart and publication carriage requirements in U.S. waters. These regulations can be found in Title 33 and Title 46 of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Recent Federal Register Notices issued by the Coast Guard and NOAA also address current policies.

Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)

Title 33 (CFR) Part 164

Navigation and Navigable Waters, Navigation Safety Regulations

Title 46 CFR: Shipping


Federal Register July 14, 2004: Vol. 69, No. 134

“Carriage of Navigation Equipment for Ships on International Voyages”

Federal Register August 15, 2002: Vol. 67, No. 158

“Carriage of Navigation Equipment for Ships on International Voyages”

Federal Register June 10, 2002: Vol. 67, Number 111

“Identification of Items That Are ``Nautical Charts'' Under 1974 International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea”

Internation Hydrographic Organization (IHO)

S-66 Edition 1.0 - January 2010

“S-66 Facts About Electronic Charts and Carriage Requirements”


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