LNM: Fifth District Maritime Safety Information Upgrade
Mariners may visit the NAVCEN website and subscribe for email delivery of BNMs.
NJ – PA – DE – MD – DC – VA – NC – US COAST GUARD 5TH DISTRICT BROADCAST NOTICE TO MARINERS
The U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Center (NAVCEN) has completed its Maritime Safety Information (MSI) project upgrade to offer Broadcast Notice to Mariners (BNM) to mariners via email in addition to voice radio broadcasts. The online subscription service is in addition to the standard BNM broadcasts over VHF radio that previously, were the only way to receive this vital navigational information. Mariners can now use the subscription service to plan for underway periods and receive updates to Aids to Navigation and navigational hazards in near real time without having to wait on scheduled VHF broadcasts.
Mariners may visit the NAVCEN website and subscribe for email delivery of BNMs. https://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=feeds. BNMs are organized by Coast Guard Sector and mariners can subscribe to one, or more Fifth District Sectors. It is also recommended that you subscribe to the “5th Coast Guard District (dpw)” BNMs and the “Atlantic Hazardous Weather Outlook”. Additionally, NAVCEN has developed an online, filterable, BNM archive that is available to the public. 5th District BNMs can be viewed and downloaded from this database on the NAVCEN website at: https://www.navcen.uscg.gov/bnmmessages/DistrictSearchV1.php?d=5&i=4html. For any questions regarding these services contact the NIS Watch at 703-313-5900. LNM 13/21