The Coast Guard Auxiliary joined forces with the Alliance for Safe Navigation to inform boaters of the importance of maintaining current navigation information.
Alliance members include NOAA, BoatUS, Jeppesen Marine, the U.S. Power Squadron, OceanGrafix, and the Sea Tow Foundation for Boating Safety and Education.
Surveys have revealed that most boaters are not concerned about the accuracy of their charts and related navigation information. More than three quarters do not pay attention to local notice to mariners issued by the Coast Guard. The Coast Guard Auxiliary will utilize its alliance partnership to promote boating safety.