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Coast Pilot 7 - Chapter 16 - Edition 49, 2017

Appendix A

 Sales Information

(2) NOAA publications, nautical charts and unclassified National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) nautical charts are sold by authorized sales agents in many U.S. ports and in some foreign ports. Information on obtaining charting products and a listing of authorized agents can be found at www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov.

 Charts , Publications, and Services– NOAA

 Reporting corrections to Nautical Charts and Coast Pilots
(5) Users are requested to report all significant discrepancies or additions to NOAA charts and Coast Pilots, including depth information in privately maintained channels and basins; obstructions, wrecks, and other dangers; new, relocated, or demolished landmarks; uncharted fixed private aids to navigation; deletions or additions of small-craft facilities and any other information pertinent to safe navigation. This information may be submitted using the NOAA Office of Coast Survey site: ocsdata.ncd.noaa.gov/idrs/discrepancy.aspx. All correspondence should be addressed to:


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 Nautical Charts
(12) NOAA maintains the nautical charts and publications for the coast of the United States and the Great Lakes. Over a thousand charts cover 95,000 miles of shoreline and 3.4 million square nautical miles of water. Access to charts, publications and chart catalogs is available through www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov.

 Dates of Latest Editions
(14) Information concerning the dates of latest editions for the full suite of NOAA’s nautical charts and U.S. Coast Pilot volumes can be found at www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/mcd/dole.htm

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 Coast Pilots

 Distance Tables
(19) Distances Between United States Ports is available at www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/nsd/distances-ports.

 National Ocean Service Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services

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 National Weather Service Offices
(29) The following offices provide forecasts, current conditions, local information and climatological data. This data can be accessed through the websites listed after each office below.


 NOAA Weather Radio
(32) National Weather Service VHF-FM radio stations provide mariners with continuous FM broadcasts of weather warnings, forecasts, radar reports, and surface weather observations. Reception range is up to 40 miles from the antenna site, depending on the terrain, type of receiver, and antenna used. The VHF-FM radio stations with location of antenna in or near the area covered by this Coast Pilot are listed in the table.


(34) The National Weather Service provides Radiofacsimile Weather Information through Coast Guard Communications Station Pt. Reyes (NMC) and DOD Communication Station Honolulu (KVM70). The frequencies listed here are assigned frequencies. To convert to carrier frequency, subtract 1.9 KHz from the assigned frequency. Broadcasts are made on the following frequencies:

(35) Pt. Reyes (NMC)– 4346 KHz (0140-1608 UTC), 8682 KHz (All broadcast times), 12786 KHz (All broadcast times), 17151.2 KHz (All broadcast times), 22527 KHz (1840-2356).

(36) Honolulu (KVM70)– 9982.5 KHz (0519-1556 UTC), 11090 KHz (All broadcast times), and 16135 KHz (1719-0356 UTC).

(37) For further information, visit www.nws.noaa.gov/om/marine/radiofax.htm.

(38) Coastal Marine Forecasts are issued four times daily by National Weather Service Offices. For further information on coastal marine forecasts as well as additional types of forecasts, visit www.nws.noaa.gov/om/marine/forecast.htm.

 Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC)
(40) The Space Weather Prediction Center provides real-time monitoring and forecasting of solar and geophysical events which impact satellites, power grids, communications, navigation and many other technological systems.


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 National Weather Service Port Meteorological Officers (PMOs)
(48) Port Meteorological Officers provide assistance on matters of weather chart interpretation, instruments, marine weather communications and requirements affecting ship operations. (See National Weather Service chapter 1, for further details.) PMO offices in the area covered by this Coast Pilot are as follows:

(49) Los Angeles, CA – 501 West Ocean Boulevard, Room 4480, Long Beach, CA. 90802.

(50) Honolulu, HI – 1845 Wasp Boulevard, Building 176, Honolulu, HI. 96818.

(51) Seattle, WA – 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Bin C15700, Seattle, WA. 98115.

 Chart and– Other U.S. Government Agencies

(53) A partial list of publications and charts considered of navigational value is included for the ready reference of the mariner. In addition to the agents located in the principal seaports handling publication sales, certain libraries have been designated by the Congress of the United States to receive the publications as issued for public review.

(54) Government Publishing Office
(55) Publications of the U.S. Government Printing Office may be ordered through https://bookstore.gpo.gov. Additional questions and orders may be directed to the Government Publishing Office Customer Contact Center, 1–866–512–1800, 0800 to 1730 Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.

 Nautical Charts
(57) Apalachicola, Chattahoochee and Flint Rivers Navigation Charts Alabama River Charts and Black Warrior-Tombigbee Rivers River Charts—available from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District for purchase in bound hard copy or as a free download in PDF at www.sam.usace.army.mil.

(58) Flood Control and Navigation Maps of the Mississippi River, Cairo, IL to the Gulf of Mexico—available from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Memphis District as a free download in PDF at www.mvm.usace.army.mil.

(59) Upper Mississippi River Navigation Charts (Mississippi River, Cairo, Illinois to Minneapolis, Minnesota) and Charts of the Illinois Waterway, from Mississippi River at Grafton, Illinois to Lake Michigan at Chicago and Calumet Harbors—available from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer Rock Island District for purchase in hard copy format or as a free download in PDF at www.mvr.usace.army.mil.

(60) Publications
(61) Local Notices to Mariners are posted weekly by the U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Center at navcen.uscg.gov. The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, U.S. Notice to Mariners are available at msi.nga.mil/NGAPortal/MSI.portal.

(62) Special Notice to Mariners are published annually in National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Notice to Mariners 1. These notices contain important information of considerable interest to all mariners. Interested parties are advised to read these notices.

(63) Light List—Published by the United States Coast Guard and available online at navcen.uscg.gov. Also see Light List chapter 1, for additional information.

(64) List of Lights Sailing Directions Radio Navigational Aids (Pub. 117) American Practical Navigator (Pub. 9) and International Code of Signals (Pub. 102)—Published by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and available at msi.nga.mil/ NGAPortal/MSI.portal.

(65) The Nautical Almanac the Air Almanac and Astronomical Almanac: available through the United States Naval Observatory at www.usno.navy.mil/USNO/astronomical-applications.

(66) Marine Product Dissemination Information maintained by National Weather Service on the internet at www.nws.noaa.gov/om/marine/home.htm.

(67) Navigation Rules and Regulations Handbook publication produced by the United States Coast Guard Navigation Standards Branch, which contains International and Inland Rules of theRoad and Navigation Regulations. Available for download or viewing at www.navcen.uscg.gov under the link Navigation Rules.

(68) Federal Requirements for Recreational Boats available for free download at www.uscgboating.org.

 Offices and Services-Other U.S. Government Agencies

 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Offices

 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Offices

 U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Center (NAVCEN)
(75) The Coast Guard Navigation Center provides cutting edge services for safe, secure, and efficient maritime transportation. The center operates the Navigation Information Service (NIS), the Maritime Differential GPS (DGPS) and the developing Nationwide Differential Global Positioning System (NDGPS). In addition, NAVCEN serves as the civilian interface for the Global Positioning System and manages other navigation-related projects.

(76) For further information and/or operational questions regarding GPS and DGPS, visit navcen.uscg.gov or contact:


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 Coast Guard District Offices

 Coast Guard Sector Offices
(85) Note: A Sector Office combines the functions of the Captain of the Port and Marine Inspection Office.


 Coast Guard Stations
(88) The stations listed are in the area covered by this Coast Pilot. They have search and rescue capabilities and may provide lookout, communication, and/or patrol functions to assist vessels in distress. The National VHF-FM Distress System provides continuous coastal radio coverage outwards to 20 miles on channel 16. After contact on channel 16, communications with the Coast Guard should be on channel 22. If channel 22 is not available to the mariner, communications may be made on channel 12. Selected stations guard the International Radiotelephone Distress, Safety and Calling Frequencies.


 Coast Guard Radio Broadcasts
(91) Urgent, safety and scheduled marine information broadcasts are made by Coast Guard stations. In general, these broadcasts provide information vital to vessels operating in the approaches and coastal waters of the United States including the Great Lakes, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands. Types of broadcasts are as follows:

(92) Scheduled broadcasts–U.S. Coast Guard stations make scheduled broadcasts on a prepublished schedule of 12-hour intervals. After the preliminary announcements on VHF-FM channel 16, the station advises shifting to working frequency VHF-FM channel 22.

(93) Safety broadcasts–U.S. Coast Guard stations which make scheduled broadcasts issue safety broadcasts upon receipt and on the next scheduled broadcast. Safety broadcasts are preceded by the safety signal SECURITY. After the preliminary signal on VHF-FM channel 16, the station may announce shifting to working frequency VHF-FM channel 22A.

(94) Urgent broadcasts–U.S.Coast Guard stations which make scheduled broadcasts issue urgent broadcasts upon receipt and on schedule until canceled. Urgent broadcasts are preceded by the urgent signal, PAN-PAN. Both the urgent signal and message may be transmitted on VHF-FM channel 16.


 U.S. NAVTEX Transmitting Stations
(97) NAVTEX is an international automated medium frequency direct-printing service informing mariners of navigational and meteorlogical warnings and forecasts, as well as urgent marine safety information. Coverage is reasonably continuous to 200 NM off the U.S. East, Gulf and West Coasts; Puerto Rico; Southwest Alaska; Hawaii; and 100 NM off Guam. U.S. Coast Guard NAVTEX broadcast stations and message content for the areas covered by this Coast Pilot are shown below.


 Customs Ports of Entry
(100) Vessels arriving in the United States from a foreign port or place are required to report their arrival to Customs and Border Protection immediately. Field Operations Offices and contact information is listed below.



 Public Health Service Quarantine Stations

(105) At other ports, quarantine and/or medical examinations are usually performed by Public Health Service contract personnel or by quarantine inspectors from the nearest quarantine station. Inquiries concerning quarantine matters should be directed to the nearest quarantine station.

 Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Regional Offices
(107) Northeast Region (New York, Maine, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island): 830 Third Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11232.

(108) Mid-Atlantic Region (Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, Ohio, New Jersey): U.S. Customhouse, 2nd and Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106.

(109) Southeast Region (South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida, Puerto Rico): 60 Eighth Street, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30309. Midwest Region (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin): 20 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60602.

(110) Southwest Region (Texas): 3032 Bryan Street, Dallas, TX 75204.

(111) Pacific Region (California, Hawaii, Alaska, Washington, Oregon): 50 U.N. Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94102.

 Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Offices
(113) Listed below are ports covered by this volume where APHIS inspectors are available to inspect plants, and plant and animal products, and locations of Animal Import Centers where livestock and birds are inspected.

(114) Information on importation of plants, animals, and plant and animal products is available from APHIS, Department of Agriculture, 4700 River Road, Riverdale, MD 20737.

(115) Telephone: 301–374–0841 (plant related); 301–734–7833 (animal related).

(116) Visit aphis.usda.gov for more information.

(117) California:

(118) Los Angeles: Bldg. D North, 9650 La Cienega Boulevard, Inglewood 90301.

(119) Los Angeles: International Arrivals Area, Satellite 2, World Way Center Post Office, Los Angeles International Airport, 90009.

(120) San Diego: U.S. Border Station, San Ysidro 92073.

(121) San Francisco: Agriculture Bldg., Embarcadero and Mission Streets 94120.

(122) San Francisco: Airport Station, San Francisco International Airport 94128.

(123) Hawaii:

(124) Hilo: General Lyman Field 96720.

(125) Honolulu: International Arrivals Bldg., Honolulu International Airport 96820.

(126) Wailuku: Federal Post Office Bldg., 96793.

(127) Oregon:

(128) Astoria: Port Docks 97103.

(129) Coos Bay: U.S. Postal Service Bldg., 235 West Anderson Street 97420.

(130) Portland: Federal Bldg., 511 Northwest Broadway 97209.

(131) Washington:

(132) Blaine: U.S. Customs House, 98230.

(133) Seattle: Federal Office Bldg., 909 First Avenue 98174.

(134) Seattle: Seattle-Tacoma International Airport 98158.

(135) Animal Import Centers:

(136) Honolulu, HI: 300 Ala Moana Boulevard, 96850.

(137) Miami, FL: 8120 N.W. 53rd Street, 33166.

(138) Rock Tavern, NY, New York Animal Import Center, Stewart Airport, Rural Route 1, Box 74, 12575.

 Immigration and Naturalization Service Offices
(140) California:

(141) Los Angeles: 300 North Los Angeles Street 90012.

(142) Sacramento: Federal and U.S. Courthouse Bldg., 650 Capitol Mall 95814.

(143) San Diego: 880 Front Street 92188.

(144) San Francisco: Appraisers Bldg., 630 Sansome Street 94111.

(145) San Luis Obispo: Frontage Road South Highway 101, 93406.

(146) San Pedro: Terminal Island 90731.

(147) Stockton: U.S. Post Office Bldg., 401 North San Joaquin Street 95202.

(148) Hawaii:

(149) Honolulu: 595 Ala Moana Boulevard 96809.

(150) Oregon:

(151) Portland: Federal Office Bldg., 511 Northwest Broadway 97209.

(152) Washington:

(153) Bellingham: Federal Bldg., Magnolia and Cornwall Streets 98227.

(154) Blaine: Peace Arch Inspection Station 98230.

(155) Longview: U.S. Postal Service Bldg., 1603 Larch Street 98632.

(156) Port Angeles: U.S. Post Office Bldg., First and Oak Streets 98362.

(157) Seattle: 815 Airport Way South 98134.

(158) Tacoma: U.S. Post Office Bldg., 11th and A Streets 98401.

 Department of Interior
(160) Pacific Reefs National Wildlife Refuge Complex, 300 Ala Moana Boulevard, Room 5-231, Box 50167, Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96850, 808–792–9560, E-Mail: Pacific_Reefs@fws.gov

(161) Monument Manager, Rose Atoll Marine National Monument/Rose Atoll NWR, c/o National Park Service, Pago Pago, AS 96799, Phone: 684–633–7082, Fax: 684–699–3986, E-Mail: Pacific_Reefs@fws.gov.

 Federal Communications Commission Offices
(163) District field offices:

(164) San Diego, CA: Interstate Office Park, 4542 Ruffner St., Room 370 San Diego, CA 92111-2216.

(165) Los Angeles, CA: Cerritos Corporate Tower, 18000 Studebaker Rd., Room 660, Cerritos, CA 90701-3684.

(166) San Francisco, CA: 5653 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 105, Pleasanton, CA 94588-8543.

(167) Seattle WA: 11410 NE 122nd Way, Room 312, Kirkland, WA 98034-6927.

(168) Telephone toll-free: 888–225–5322: (888–CALLFCC) to report radio communciations interference issues.

 Radio shore stations providing medical advice
(170) Messages to shore stations may be transmitted in code groups or plain language; messages should be signed by the master and be prefixed: “RADIOMEDICAL”. The following stations will provide radio services for medical advice. (See Medical advice, chapter 1.)

(171) NMC San Francisco, CA, U.S. Coast Guard, and

(172) NMO Honolulu, HI, U.S. Coast Guard on HF single-sideband radiotelephone channels 424(4134 kHz), 601(6200 kHz), 816(8340 kHz), or 1205(12242 kHz).

(173) NOJ Kodiak, AK, U.S. Coast Guard, and

(174) KLB Seattle, WA, Mobile Marine Radio, Inc.

 Measured Courses
(176) The positions of measured courses are shown on the chart and their description is included in the Coast Pilots when information is reported to the National Ocean Service. Courses are located in the following places covered by this Coast Pilot.

(177) Channel Islands Harbor, on the breakwater north of the entrance; 18725.

(178) Commencement Bay, on the southwest shore between Ruston and Tacoma; 18474.

(179) Dungeness Bay, on the strait side of Dungeness Spit; 18465.

(180) Edmonds, north of Edwards Point on the east shore of Puget Sound; 18473.

(181) Kāne‘ohe Bay, southeast of Moku o Loe Island in south part of bay; 19359.

(182) Lake Washington, on pontoon bridge from Foster Island to Evergreen Point; 18447.

(183) Lake Washington, on pontoon bridge to Mercer Island; 18447.

(184) Long Beach Harbor, on Long Beach Breakwater; 18749.

(185) Marina del Rey, just north of entrance; 18744.

(186) Newport Harbor, west side of harbor entrance; 18754.

(187) Blacks Beach, 3 miles north of Point La Jolla; 18765.

(188) Parry Bay (Canada), on the northwest shore of the bay; 18465.

(189) Port Angeles, in southwest part of the harbor; 18468.

(190) Sacramento River, on northeast side of river north of Walnut Grove; 18662.

(191) San Clemente Island, south of West Cove; 18762.

(192) San Diego Bay, on south side of Harbor Island; 18773.

(193) Vashon Island, east of Point Beals; 18448.

(194) The pages in the text describing the courses can be obtained by referring to the index for the geographic places; the chart number follows the names.