This publication is the unique and continuous means employed by the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) to promulgate required information to correct charts, List of Lights, Buoys and Fog Signals and other associated nautical publications carried on board ships in Canadian waters.
This publication also serves to inform mariners of navigational hazards, as well as the enactment of regulations and the establishment of procedures governing vessel entry into and transit of Canadian waters.
The Monthly edition consists of two publications, one for each region East and West. They are published on the Notmar web site on the last Friday of each month.
Annual Notices to Mariners
This publication is the means employed by the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) to provide information pertaining to various regulations, naval firing practice and exercise areas, as well as various marine services, to ensure the safety of a vessel along its intended route.
List of Lights, Buoys, and Fog Signals
This publication is the means employed by the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) to provide detailed characteristics and positions of lighted aids and sound signals in Canada and in foreign waters whose limits border our country.
Summary of Temporary and Preliminary Notices
Temporary and Preliminary Notices to Mariners are Notices published in the Section 1 of the Monthly Edition of Notices to Mariners.
Temporary Notices inform mariners of temporary changes in conditions affecting navigation which will be effective for more than three months.
Preliminary Notices informs mariners of important changes to take place in the near future or changes that have taken place but where full information is not available.
Cumulative sailing directions corrections by region
The Sailing Directions, by Region, are Notices published in the Section 4 of the Monthly Edition of Notices to Mariners.
The Sailing Directions are the indispensable companions to charts. They are a great tool for planning and assisting in navigation because they provide information that cannot be shown on a chart such as Offering detailed descriptions of the best approaches to harbours, harbour facilities, anchorages, local history, regulations and more.