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Alabama

Mobile

Port Authority

Tariff Info

Mobile Bar Pilots:

Website

Tariff Info

US NAVY Hurricane Havens Handbook for the North Atlantic Ocean

Maps and hydrological information:

Tides and currents

NOAA station

NOAA nearby station observations


Connecticut

Bridgeport

Port Authority

New Haven

Port Authority

New London, New Haven & Bridgeport Pilots:

Website

Maps and hydrological information:

Tides and currents

NOAA station (need)

NOAA nearby station observations


Delaware

Delaware River Pilots

Wilmington

Port Authority

Tariff Info PDF

Pilots’ Association for the Bay and River Delaware:

Website (members-only login)

Maritime Exchange for the Delaware River and Bay

Maps and hydrological information:

NOAA station

NOAA nearby station observations


Florida

General Information:

Southeast USA Atlantic Coast Maps

NOAA Office of Coast Survey – United States Coast Pilot 4
Coast Pilot 4 covers the Atlantic coast of the United States from Cape Henry to Key West.

NOAA Office of Coast Survey – United States Coast Pilot 5
Coast Pilot 5 covers the Gulf of Mexico coast of the United States from Key West, FL., to the Rio Grande. This area is generally low and mostly sandy, presenting no marked natural features to the mariner approaching from seaward. Coast Pilot 5 also covers Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

Florida and Eastern Gulf of Mexico Maps

Fernandina Beach

Port Authority

Tariff

Jacksonville

Port Authority

St Johns Bar Pilot Association:

Website

US NAVY Hurricane Havens Handbook for the North Atlantic Ocean

Miami

Port Authority

Tariff Info

US NAVY Hurricane Havens Handbook for the North Atlantic Ocean

Maps and hydrological information:

NOAA station

NOAA nearby station observations

Panama City

Port Authority

Tariff Info

St. Andrew Bay Pilots Association:

Website

Tariff Info

US NAVY Hurricane Havens Handbook for the North Atlantic Ocean

Maps and hydrological information:

NOAA station

Port Canaveral

Port Authority

Tariff Info

Canaveral Pilot Association:

Website

Port Everglades

Port Authority

Tariff Info

Port Everglades Pilots Association:

Website

Tariff Info

Port Everglades Navy Handbook

US NAVY Hurricane Havens Handbook for the North Atlantic Ocean

Maps and hydrological information:

NOAA station

NOAA nearby station observations

Port Manatee

Port Authority

Florida Pilots Association:

Website

US NAVY Hurricane Havens Handbook for the North Atlantic Ocean

Tampa

Port Authority

Tariff Info

Florida Pilots Association:

Website

US NAVY Hurricane Havens Handbook for the North Atlantic Ocean

West Palm Beach

Port Authority

Palm Beach Harbor Pilots:

Website


Georgia

General Information:

NOAA Office of Coast Survey – United States Coast Pilot 4
Coast Pilot 4 covers the Atlantic coast of the United States from Cape Henry to Key West.

Savannah & Brunswick

Port Authority

Tariff Info

Savannah Pilot’s Association:

Website

International Seamens House:

Website

US NAVY Hurricane Havens Handbook for the North Atlantic Ocean

Maps and hydrological information:

Tides and Currents

NOAA station

NOAA nearby station observations


Louisiana

General Information:

Associated Branch Pilots:

Website

Tariff Info

Crescent River Port Pilots Association:

Website

Tariff Info

NO-BR Pilots Association:

Website

Tariff Info (PDF)

Louisiana Maritime Association

Stella Maris Maritime Center

NOAA Office of Coast Survey – United States Coast Pilot 5
Coast Pilot 5 covers the Gulf of Mexico coast of the United States from Key West, FL., to the Rio Grande. This area is generally low and mostly sandy, presenting no marked natural features to the mariner approaching from seaward. Coast Pilot 5 also covers Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

Louisiana/Mississippi Coastal Region Maps

Louisiana Offshore Oil Port (LOOP)

Port Authority

General port info

Maps and hydrological information:

NOAA station

Lake Charles

Port Authority

Lake Charles Pilots, Inc.:

Website

Maps and hydrological information:

NOAA station

Lower Mississippi River

Links ascend, from Southwest Pass to Port Allen, North of Baton Rouge

Plaquemines Port, Harbor And Terminal District

Port Authority

Tariff Info

Port Info (PDF)

JURISDICTION (Mile 0 to Mile 81.2 AHP)

Anchorages: (rdb=RIGHT DESCENDING BANK, ldb=LEFT DESCENDING BANK) PILOTTOWN 6.7-1.5 rdb; BOOTHVILLE 18.4-12.2 rdb; OSTRICA 24.4-23.5 rdb; PORT SULPHUR 39.7-37.5 ldb; MAGNOLIA 47.5-45.8 rdb; DAVANT 54.5-53.5 ldb; ALLIANCE 65.8-63.2 rdb; CEDAR GROVE 71.2-70.6 rdb; BELLE CHASSE 75.2-73.1 rdb; WILLS POINT 67.5-66.4 ldb; AUGUSTA 72.0-71.4 rdb; 12 MILE: 79.0-80.8 rdb.

New Orleans

Port Authority

Tariff Info

JURISDICTION (Mile 81.2 to Mile 114.9 AHP)

Anchorages: LOWER 9 MILE 82.7 – 85.0 rdb; NEW ORLEANS GENERAL 90.5-91.6 rdb; LOWER KENNER BEND 113.5 – 114.3 rdb.

US NAVY Hurricane Havens Handbook for the North Atlantic Ocean

US NWS Real-time river guage and forecasts:

New Orleans, LA – NORL1

South Louisiana

Port Authority

Tariff Info

JURISDICTION (Mile 114.9 to Mile 168.5 AHP)

Anchorages: KENNER BEND 114.7 – 115.6 rdb; AMA 115.5 – 117.3 ldb; BONNE CARRE 127.3 – 128.8 ldb; LAPLACE 134.7 – 135.0 ldb; RESERVE 137.0 – 137.5 rdb; LOWER GRAND VIEW 146.5 – 147.1 ldb; UPPER GRAND VIEW 147.7 – 148.8 ldb; LOWER SUNSHINE 165.0 – 165.9 ldb; UPPER SUNSHINE 166.3 – 167.0 ldb.

US NWS Real-time river guage and forecasts:

Reserve, LA – RRVL1

Donaldsonville, LA – DONL1

Baton Rogue

Port Authority

Tariff Info

Tariff Download (large)

JURISDICTION (Mile 168.5 to Mile 232.0 AHP)

Anchorages: WHITE CASTLE 190.4 – 191.1 rdb ;BATON ROUGE GENERAL 225.8 – 227.3 rdb; LOWER BATON ROUGE ANCHORAGE 228.5 – 229.0 ldb; MIDDLE BATON ROUGE ANCHORAGE 229.6 – 229.8 ldb; UPPER BATON ROUGE ANCHORAGE 230.6 – 231.0 ldb

Maps and hydrological Information:

NOAA Station

NOAA nearby station observations


Maine

General Information:

Northeast USA Atlantic Coast Maps

Portland

US NAVY Hurricane Havens Handbook for the North Atlantic Ocean


Maryland

Baltimore

Port Authority

Tariff Info

The Baltimore Maritime Exchange:

Website

The Association of Maryland Pilots:

Website

NOAA Office of Coast Survey – United States Coast Pilot 3
Coast Pilot 3 covers the Atlantic coast from Sandy Hook to Cape Henry, including the New Jersey Coast, Delaware Bay, Philadelphia, the Delaware – Maryland – Virginia coast, and the Chesapeake Bay.

US NAVY Hurricane Havens Handbook for the North Atlantic Ocean

Maps and hydrological information:

NOAA Station

NOAA nearby station observations


Massachusetts

Boston

Port Authority

Tariff Info

Boston Pilots:

Website

US NAVY Hurricane Havens Handbook for the North Atlantic Ocean

NOAA Office of Coast Survey – United States Coast Pilot 1
Coast Pilot 1 covers the coasts of Maine, New Hampshire, and part of Massachusetts, from West Quoddy Head in Maine to Provincetown in Massachusetts. Major ports are at Portsmouth, NH and Boston MA.

Maps and hydrological information:

NOAA station

NOAA nearby station observations


Mississippi

Louisiana/Mississippi Coastal Region Maps

Gulfport

Port Authority

US NAVY Hurricane Havens Handbook for the North Atlantic Ocean

Maps and hydrological information:

NOAA station

NOAA nearby station observations

Pascagoula

Port Authority

Tariff Info

Pascagoula Bar Pilots Association:

Website

Tariff Info

US NAVY Hurricane Havens Handbook for the North Atlantic Ocean

NOAA Office of Coast Survey – United States Coast Pilot 5
Coast Pilot 5 covers the Gulf of Mexico coast of the United States from Key West, FL., to the Rio Grande. This area is generally low and mostly sandy, presenting no marked natural features to the mariner approaching from seaward. Coast Pilot 5 also covers Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

Maps and hydrological information:

Tides and Currents

NOAA station

NOAA nearby station observations


New York

Albany

Port Authority

Tariff Info

Hudson River Pilots:

Website

Tariff Info

Maps and hydrological information:

Station ANRN6 – Tivoli South, Hudson River Reserve, NY

NOAA nearby station observations

New York and New Jersey

Port Authority

Tariff Info

Sandy Hook Pilots:

Website

Interport Pilots:

Website

Table of distances – South Way:

Website

Table of distances – North Way:

Website

Metro Pilots:

PDF Document

Hudson River Pilots:

Website

Block Island Pilots (Northeast Marine Pilots):

Website

Tariff Info

Maritime Association of the Port of New York/New Jersey:

Website

Seamen’s Church Institute of NY/NJ:

Website

US NAVY Hurricane Havens Handbook for the North Atlantic Ocean

Maps and hydrological information:

Tides and currents

Station 44065 Entrance to New York Harbor

NOAA Station ALSN6 – Ambrose Light, NY

NOAA nearby station observations – New York

NOAA nearby station observations – New Jersey

NOAA Office of Coast Survey – United States Coast Pilot 2
Coast Pilot 2 covers the Atlantic coast from Cape Cod to Sandy Hook, embracing part of the Massachusetts coast and all of the coasts of Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New York.


North Carolina

Wilmington

Port Authority

Tariff info

Morehead City

North Carolina State Port Authority

North Carolina State Tariff Info


Pennsylvania

Philadelphia

Delaware River Pilots

Website

Pilots’ Association for the Bay and River Delaware

Website

Maritime Exchange for the Delaware River and Bay:

Website

Reporting

Seamen’s Church Institute of Philadelphia & South Jersey:

Website

US NAVY Hurricane Havens Handbook for the North Atlantic Ocean

Maps and hydrological information:

NOAA station

NOAA Nearby station observations

NOAA Office of Coast Survey – United States Coast Pilot 3
Coast Pilot 3 covers the Atlantic coast from Sandy Hook to Cape Henry, including the New Jersey Coast, Delaware Bay, Philadelphia, the Delaware – Maryland – Virginia coast, and the Chesapeake Bay.


Puerto Rico

Autoridad de Puertos:

Website

NOAA Office of Coast Survey – United States Coast Pilot 5
Coast Pilot 5 covers the Gulf of Mexico coast of the United States from Key West, FL., to the Rio Grande. This area is generally low and mostly sandy, presenting no marked natural features to the mariner approaching from seaward. Coast Pilot 5 also covers Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

Caribbean Sea Maps

Guayanilla

Capt. Alex E. Cruz

Capt. Fulgencio Anavitate

Ponce

Capt. Alex E. Cruztariff

Capt. Fulgencio Anavitatetariff

US NAVY Hurricane Havens Handbook for the North Atlantic Ocean

Maps and hydrological information:

NOAA nearby station observations

San Juan

Maps and hydrological information:

NOAA Station

NOAA nearby station observations


Rhode Island

Port Authority

Providence

Northeast Marine Pilots, Inc.:

Website

Tariff

Maps and hydrological information:

NOAA Station

NOAA nearby station observations


South Carolina

South Carolina State Ports Authority (Charleston & Georgetown)

Port Authority

Tariff Info

The Maritime Association of South Carolina:

Website

Charleston Branch Pilots’ Association:

Website

US NAVY Hurricane Havens Handbook for the North Atlantic Ocean

NOAA Office of Coast Survey – United States Coast Pilot 4
Coast Pilot 4 covers the Atlantic coast of the United States from Cape Henry to Key West.

Maps and hydrological information:

Radial Search

NOAA Station

NOAA nearby station observations


Texas

Western Gulf of Mexico

Beaumont

Port Authority

Tariff

Port Arthur

Port Authority

Tariff Info

Port of Orange

Port Authority

Tariff Info

Sabine Bank Pilots:

Tariff Info (PDF)

US NAVY Hurricane Havens Handbook for the North Atlantic Ocean (need)

Maps and hydrological information:

NOAA Station

NOAA nearby station observations

Brownsville

Port Authority

Tariff Info

Brazos Pilots:

Website

Brazos Santiago Pilots:

Website

Maps and hydrological information:

NOAA Station

NOAA nearby station observations

Corpus Christi

Port Authority

Tariff Info

Aransas Corpus Christi Pilots:

Website

Tariff

Corpus Christi International Seaman’s Center:

Website

US NAVY Hurricane Havens Handbook for the North Atlantic Ocean (need)

Maps and hydrological information:

Corpus Christi Map

NOAA Station

NOAA nearby station observations

Port Lavaca – Point Comfort

Port Authority

Tariff Info

Matagorda Bay Pilots:

Website

Tariff Info

Maps and hydrological information:

NOAA nearby station observations

Freeport

Port Authority

Tariff Info

Brazos Pilots Association:

Website

The Seaman’s Center, Freeport, TX

Maps and hydrological information:

NOAA Station

NOAA nearby station observations

Galveston

Port Authority

Galveston – Texas City Pilots:

Website

Tariff Info

Seafarers’ Center of Galveston

US NAVY Hurricane Havens Handbook for the North Atlantic Ocean

Maps and hydrological information:

Galveston Bay Map

NOAA Station

NOAA nearby station observations

Houston

Port Authority

Tariff Info

Houston Pilots:

Website

WGMA:

Website

Suderman & Young

Website

Bay Houston Towing

Website

US NAVY Hurricane Havens Handbook for the North Atlantic Ocean

Maps and hydrological information:

NOAA nearby station observations

Texas City

Website

Tariff Info

Galveston-Texas City Pilots:

Tariff

NOAA Office of Coast Survey – United States Coast Pilot 5
Coast Pilot 5 covers the Gulf of Mexico coast of the United States from Key West, FL., to the Rio Grande. This area is generally low and mostly sandy, presenting no marked natural features to the mariner approaching from seaward. Coast Pilot 5 also covers Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

Maps and hydrological information:

NOAA Station

NOAA nearby station observations


Virginia

Virginia Ports Authority

Port Authority

Tariff Info

Norfolk and Newport News, Yorktown & Hopewell

US NAVY Hurricane Havens Handbook for the North Atlantic Ocean

Virginia Maritime Association

NOAA Office of Coast Survey – United States Coast Pilot 3
Coast Pilot 3 covers the Atlantic coast from Sandy Hook to Cape Henry, including the New Jersey Coast, Delaware Bay, Philadelphia, the Delaware – Maryland – Virginia coast, and the Chesapeake Bay.

Maps and hydrological information:

NOAA Station

NOAA nearby station observations

Yorktown

Maps and hydrological information:

NOAA Station

NOAA nearby station observations


Heidenreich Innovations LLC: Q88.com

Inmarsat Ship’s Directory

Airport Codes for US & International

Weather Underground

AIS (Automatic Identification System):

Home Page

World Times

Maritime Global Net

Fairplay Shipping News

Tradewinds

United States Coast Guard Vessel Search

Live Ships Map – AIS – Vessel Traffic and Positions

Intertanko

National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration National Buoy Data Center

Topics in the Coast Pilot include channel descriptions, anchorages, bridge and cable clearances, currents, tide and water levels, prominent features, pilotage, towage, weather, ice conditions, wharf descriptions, dangers, routes, traffic separation schemes, small-craft facilities, and Federal regulations applicable to navigation.

US Customs and Treasury (all of these pages come up wrong/have moved)

Home Page

US CUSTOMS Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) pages – Bond Requirements

US CUSTOMS Questions and Answers on CBP Bonds

Monetary Guidelines For Setting Bond Amounts

NOAA – National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration

NOAA Office of Coast Survey – United States Coast Pilot ®

Charts

Chart Online Viewer

Marine Forecasts

Tides and Currents

US National Data Buoy Center Recent Marine Data real-time hydrological data, weather and forecasts

World Regional Maps (area selection)