MEETING THE MARITIME REQUIRMENTS IN UNITED STATES WATERS WITH LORAN-C

In the United Sates, the responsibility for aids to navigation is assigned to the U. S. Coast Guard by Statute 14 USC 81. Established aids to navigation provide the user with positional data so as to assist in hazard avoidance, reaching this destination or to maintain a fixed location. The major area of concern, which requires priority treatment to provide it an adequate radionavigation aid, is the region which we call the Coastal Confluence Region (CCR) - Waters of the United States. The Department of Transportation has determined that the LORAN-C system of radionavigation is best suited to provide service to this region, taking into account accuracy, coverage, availability of equipment and cost. The Coast Guard, is now prepared to move forward in this effort in a phased program, with the goal of providing the waters of the United States, including the Great Lakes, full LORAN-C coverage at the earliest possible date.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the RTCM Assembly Meeting, St. Petersburg, Fla., April 1-3, 1974, with the Propeller Club of the United States. Vol. 1, Papers A-F, Maritime Electronics. Vol. 2, Papers G-N, Maritime Satellite Systems and Maritime Navigation. Vol. 3, Papers O-T, Maritime Telecommunication Trends. Vol. 4, Papers 0A-0I, Maritime Transponders and Collision Avoidance Systems. Sold as a complete 4 volume set for $15.00.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Radio Technical Commission for Marine Services

    /Federal Communications Commission
    Washington, DC  USA  20554
  • Authors:
    • Haislip, D T
  • Publication Date: 1974-4

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  • Accession Number: 00057084
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Radio Technical Commission for Marine Services
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Symposium Papers M
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 16 1974 12:00AM