No more hard copy U.S. Notices to Mariners from 1/05

The U.S. authorities have decided that they will no longer print and provide hard copy Notices to Mariners (NTMs). Cost cutting is one reason, while at the same time they will focus their resources on other issues.

NTMs will still be available to download from the internet. There is more information about this in U.S. NTM week 32 - the new policy will take effect from January 2005.

Members' vessels may or may not use U.S. charts, but if they do they will continue to need the U.S. NTMs to make corrections.

Contact:Howard Snaith