DISCONTINUANCE OF THE PRINTING AND DISTRIBUTION OF THE ANNUAL EDITION OF THE NOTICES TO MARINERS, THE LIST OF LIGHTS PUBLICATIONS AND THE RADIO AIDS TO MARINE NAVIGATION ANNUAL PUBLICATION

Effective April 1 st2013, in an effort to adopt and focus on newer technologies, the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) will cease the printing of its List of Lights book & Annual Edition of the Notices to Mariners.

This publication will continue to be available free of charge and up-to-date on-line at: http://www.notmar.gc.ca.

The Notice to Mariners (NOTMAR) web site (http://www.notmar.gc.ca):

  • delivers important safety related information in more efficient and timely manner
  • meets the needs of mariners by providing a more personalized service.
  • is available 24/7
The Monthly Notice to Mariners
  • Allows mariners to access updates to their publications
  • Section 1 - General Information
  • Section 2 - Chart Corrections
  • Section 3 - Radio Aids to Marine Navigation (RAMN)
  • Section 4 - Sailing Directions
  • Section 5 - List of Lights and Fog Signal
List Lights book
  • The List of Lights (LL) publications are divided by sectors then areas. The LL on the NOTMAR Web site are up to date with the latest Monthly corrections.
  • Corrections are advertised in the Section 5 of the Monthly Notices to Mariners.
  • If the users decide to print the publications he will need to fill out the " Record of changes to the List of Lights, Buoys and Fog Signals from the Monthly Edition Notices to Mariners"found on page i of the List of Lights books and update his paper version.
Annual Edition of the Notices to Mariners
  • The Annual Edition of the Notices to Mariners publication are divided by Notices.
  • Corrections are advertised in the Section 1 of the Monthly Notices to Mariners. If the users decide to print the publications he will need to fill out " Record of Changes To the Annual Edition April 2012 Notices to Mariners 1 to 46"found on page iv of the Annual Edition of the Notices to Mariners and update his paper version.
The Radio Aids To Marine Navigation Annual Publications
Effective April 1 st, 2013, the Canadian Coast Guard will cease the printing of its "Radio Aids to Marine Navigation" annual publications which include the "Atlantic, St. Lawrence, Great Lakes, Lake Winnipeg and Eastern Arctic" volume as well as the "Pacific and Western Arctic" volume. The publications will continue to be available online, free of charge, at:
http://www.ccg-gcc.gc.ca/eng/CCG/Information_for_Mariners.

The "Radio Aids to Marine Navigation" annual publications are updated each April. Amendments will continue to be advertised by radio broadcast (Notices to Shipping) and/or issued on a monthly basis, when required, in "Notices to Mariners", Section 3. The "Notices to Mariners" publication is available online, free of charge, at:
http://www.notmar.gc.ca.

Every ship station fitted on a Canadian ship or on a non-Canadian ship engaged in the coasting trade of Canada, pursuant to the Ship Station (Radio) Regulations 1999,and all ships in waters under Canadian Jurisdiction, pursuant to the Charts and Nautical Publications Regulations, 1995, are required to carry