News Archives from 10-21-03 to 5-06-04

Alaska Vocational Technical Center - 05/06/2004

The Maritime Department at Alaska Vocational Technical Center in Seward, AK is recruiting for a Maritime Instructor. Information on the position can be found at the attached web site and more specific information can be obtained from the phone numbers given.




April 16, 2004-(ST.PAUL, MN)-The latest implementation of remote printing sites has recently taken place in Juneau, Alaska at McCurnin Nautical Charts of Alaska, Inc., reports OceanGrafix. Through the success of the remote printing project, OceanGrafix, in cooperation with NOAA, can now provide mariner’s through out Alaska with fully-corrected and up-to-date nautical charts, which has never been possible, until now. As the remote printing project continually proves to be successful, OceanGrafix aggressively continues to add remote printing sites through out the country, with plans for international implementation in the near future. “In order to provide superior support to the Alaskan maritime industry, we felt that McCurnin Alaska was the ideal location for production of the charts,” says Dave DeGree, President of OceanGrafix. “Through the use of our technological advances in printing, we are confident that future of the remote printing project will continue to meet and exceed all of our goals and expectations.” OceanGrafix, in cooperation with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), produces fully corrected and up-to-date nautical charts of all US waterways. Charts are available on water-resistant or laminated paper and can be customized to fit the commercial mariner or recreational boaters needs. OceanGrafix, Charts-on-Demand nautical charts are fully corrected and up-to-date at the time of printing. All charts include the latest Local and National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) (formerly NIMA) Notice to Mariners Corrections. All charts are NOAA approved, meet US Coast Guard Carriage Requirements and are SOLAS compliant. OceanGrafix charts are available through the Chart Agent Network. For more information, visit or call 877-56CHART.

Marine Exchange of Alaska's Nautical Charts - 03/09/2004

Marine Exchange of Alaska now has the equipment to print charts on demand. These charts are on durable water resistant paper, with brighter colors and are up to date with Notice to Mariner changes as they are printed when you need them. More information on these charts can be obtained by selecting "McCurnin Nautical Charts" on the right side of the Marine Exchange's home page.

Automatic Identification System Final Rule - 10/23/2003

Automatic Identification System; Vessel Carriage Requirement Final Rule Published. On October 22, 2003, the U.S. Coast Guard published a final rule that amends port and waterway regulations and implements the Automatic Identification System (AIS) carriage requirements of the Maritime Transportation Act of 2002 (MTSA) and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) requirements adopted under SOLAS '74. Complete details are in the Federal Register below.

Automatic Identification System; Vessel Carriage Requirement Final Rule



Coast Guard Security Zone - 10/21/2003

Port of Anchorage Security Zone: On October 21, 2003, the U.S. Coast Guard issued a notice in the Federal Register establishing a Security Zone in the Port of Anchorage. The rule establishes a 1000 yard Security Zone in the navigable waters off the port. The Security Zone closes all navigable waters extending out of the port to all vessels except cargo vessels scheduled to moor at the port and tugs assisting these vessels. More details are in the attached text of the Federal Register.

Port of Anchorage Security Zone

Federal Register