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Flotilla 054-03-03
 Kilmarnock, Virginia

 

 

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RAPPAHANNOCK "10" ACCIDENT - 05JUL10

 

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AUX 27137 BEGINS PRIVATE AIDS TO NAVIGATION (PATON) VERIFICATION & PHOTOGRAPHING PROJECT ON 19MAR13

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THE COAST GUARD AUXILIARY HAS BEGUN THE PROCESS OF VERIFYING & TAKING PICTURES OF ALL PRIVATE AIDS TO NAVIGATION (PATONS) IN THE 5TH COAST GUARD DISTRICT.

 

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JIM LINDAHL (L) & DON GALLAGHER (R) CONDUCTING PATON VERIFICATIONS ABOARD AUX 27137. ON THIS DAY 28 PATONS WERE CHECKED & PHOTOGRAPHED. NOT PICTURED IS JIM THOMAS.

 

What is a Private Aid to Navigation?

A Private Aid to Navigation is a buoy, light or daybeacon owned and maintained by any individual or organization other than the United States Coast Guard. These interests include private citizens, marina and yacht clubs, municipal and state governments, construction and dredging companies, research and non- profit organizations, beach front associations, and large industrial companies. Private aids to navigation are designed to allow individuals or organizations to mark privately owned marine obstructions or other similar hazards to navigation, or to assist their own navigation operations. Private aids to navigation are required to be maintained by the owner as stated on the U.S. Coast Guard permit.

Permitting and Applications

Private Aids on navigable waters regulated by the federal government require a Coast Guard permit. Download a Private Aids to Navigation Application (FORM CG-2554) and Application Instructions.

Owners are reminded of their responsibility for the proper operation and maintenance of their private aids to navigation. When owners receive discrepancy reports from the Coast Guard, they are obligated to take immediate action to correct the discrepancy.

Mariners are reminded that they have a responsibility to report discrepant private aids to the nearest Coast Guard unit. All aids to navigation in the Fifth Coast Guard District, both private and federally maintained, are user monitored. The failure of a mariner to report a discrepant aid to navigation may result in casualties to others. The Coast Guard issues broadcast notice to mariners for reported discrepancies which remain in effect until the discrepancy is corrected or is published in the Local Notice To Mariners.

 

5TH COAST GUARD DISTRICT LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS.

 

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