SEA Semester - SEA Education Association
(SEA) offers college students a study abroad that challenges them intellectually and physically by combining a sailing adventure
of a lifetime with the study of the deep ocean.
Canadian Power and Sailing Squadron - A nationwide organization of boating enthusiasts. Their aim is
to increase boating safety and enjoyment by providing instruction in all phases of seamanship and navigation, both power and sail.
European Maritime Safety Agency - Provides technical and scientific advice to the European
Commission in the field of maritime safety and prevention of pollution by ships in the continuous process of updating and developing new
legislation, monitoring its implementation and evaluating the effectiveness of the measures in place.
Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) - Develops, promotes and enforces high standards of marine
safety in the UK. The MCA is also committed to minimising the risk of pollution of the marine environment from ships and
where pollution occurs, minimising the impact on UK interests.
Personal Watercraft Industry Association (PWIA) - PWIA promotes the safe and responsible
operation of personal watercraft - Jet Skis, Waverunners, Sea Doos, water scooters and waterbikes. PWIA works with federal, state
and local agencies that have regulatory responsibilities for recreational boating, including personal watercraft.
American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) - ABYC develops the voluntary consensus safety
standards for the design, construction, equipage, maintenance and repair of small craft. Often, ABYC is the only source of
standards for many aspects of the marine industry. The development of uniform standards is the basis for industry-wide comparisons of
products and performance.
American Waterways Operators (AWO) - Association of the inland and coastal tugboat, towboat
and barge industry. Spokesman for the industry in Washington and around the country. See the AWO Newsletter, the AWO's biweekly insider newsletter featuring
firsthand industry, legislative, and regulatory news of interest to tug and barge operators and related businesses. Safety is the number one priority for AWO. The industry's
safety challenges are addressed through the AWO Responsible Carrier Program, the Coast Guard-AWO Safety Partnership, and
the work of the AWO Safety Committees.
Bennett Marine Video - America's largest supplier of boating, sailing, GPS, fishing, and navigation
Global Maritime Distress & Safety System (GMDSS) - The GMDSS consists of several systems, some of which are new, but many of which have been in operation for many years. The system will be able to
reliably perform the following functions: alerting (including position determination of the unit in distress), search and rescue
coordination, locating (homing), maritime safety information broadcasts, general communications, and bridge-to-bridge communications.
Specific radio carriage requirements depend upon the ship's area of operation, rather than its tonnage. The system also provides redundant
means of distress alerting, and emergency sources of power.
Maritime Safety Information - The mission of the Maritime Division, National
Geospacial-Intelligence Agency is to provide global maritime geospatial intelligence in support of national security objectives
including safety of navigation, international obligations, intelligence activities and joint military operations.
Safe Boating - Boating courses and boating how to are provided in the form of home study boating
books, manuals and interactive animated CD-ROM for sailing, sea doo and power boaters.
U.S. Coast Guard Boating Safety - Find everything you need to know about boating
safety with these tips from the U.S. Coast Guard and other boating experts.
U.S. Notice to Mariners - Provides timely marine safety information for the
correction of all US Government navigation charts and publications from a wide variety of sources both foreign and domestic. To ensure the
safety of life at sea, the information published in the Notice to Mariners is designed to provide for the correction of
unclassified nautical charts, the Unclassified NGA/DLIS Catalog of Hydrographic Products, United States Coast Pilots, NGA List of
Lights, USCG Light Lists, and other related nautical publications produced by NGA, NOS and the USCG.
World-Wide Navigational Warning Service (WWNWS) - WWNWS is a co-ordinated global service for the promulgation of navigational warnings. WWNWS is established through the joint efforts of the International Hydrographic Organization
(IHO) and the International Maritime Organization (IMO). These navigational warnings form
part of the Maritime Safety Information (MSI) and are
broadcasted via NAVTEX and SafetyNET.
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