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Maritime Links

These links are some of the memberships favorite places to visit on the Internet. They are provided in the spirit of sharing information and are not intended to be any kind of endorsement or representation of accuracy of the data on the destination websites.

First Aid/CPR/AED Training Videos - CPR, AED & First Aid Video Library from the National Safety Council

Rescuing a Drowning Victim by Boat - A guide of what boaters should do to help Rescue a Drowning Victim

Immersion into Cold Water - Training Video on surviving the effects of cold-water immersion, cold shock, incapacitation & hypothermia.

First Aid for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning - First Aid Reference for CO Victims. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, and poisonous gas

ActiveCaptain - Users shares their experiences to make boating safer, less expensive and more enjoyable

AIS - AIS is an automatic tracking system that uses transponders on vessels to supplement marine radar for Vessel Identification and Collision Avoidance

America's Boating Channel - Safe boating and boater education digital media (many videos)

America's Boating Club Education - Courses and Seminars designed to build your boating skills for where you do your boating

Animated Knots - Learn by viewing animated knots that are primarily for boaters

Automated Radio Check - Do it yourself Automated Radio Check Service (Currently not operational in the Annapolis area)

Boat Live 365 - Collection of educational materials and resources for Recreational Boaters

Canadian Charts - Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS)'s nautical charts and publications

Canadian Coast Guard - Canadian Navigation Services, Navigational Warnings, Search and Rescue

Documented Vessel Owner Info - Search by vessel name or official USCG documation number

EPIRB Basics - Basic EPIRB operating rules drawn from US Coast Guard, NOAA and manufacturer information

EPIRB Rental Program - Rent an EPIRB or PLB. Large inventory of rental emergency beacons shipped directly to you

Eyes on the Bay - Maryland tidal water quality data and information from Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Global Positioning System (GPS) - Official U.S. government information about the Global Positioning System (GPS) and related topics

Inflatable Life Jackets What you Need & Should know about Proper Care and Maintenance of Inflatable Lift Jackets (9-min Video)

Inflatable Life Jacket Rearming Kits Identify the proper manufacture part number Inflator Rearming Kit from images and style numbers

Local Notice to Mariners - Updated weekly and available for download in PDF Format

Maritime Safety Office - Global maritime geospatial intelligence, Safety of Navigation, Nautical Calculators, Marine Pilot Charts

Marine Traffic - Track the movements of any ship in the world transmitting an AIS signal

Mario Vittone - Boating Safety Articles from an expert on Immersion Hypothermia, Drowning, Sea Survival, and Safety at Sea

Maryland DNR - Boating Safety home page for the State of Maryland

MD Requirements for Recreational Vessels - Guide for Maryland State Requirements for Recreational Vessels from Maryland Natural Resources Police

Mastering Marlinespike - Learn to tie knots, bends, hitches and more

Mike's Weather Page - Rainbow-Colored thumbnail images of every credible Weather Model and Map

MMSI FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions about Maritime Mobile Service Identity (MMSI) numbers

MMSI (Domestic) - MMSI numbers for US registered or documented, recreational vessels under 65 that are NOT Visiting or Communicating with Foreign Ports

MMSI (International) - FCC issued MMSI numbers for International Cruising - Accessible to International Search & Rescue Agencies

NASBLA - Organization that works to develop public policy for recreational boating safety

Nautical Charts and Publications - NOAA Office of Coast Survey - Download: Navigational Charts, United States Coast Pilot, U.S. Chart No. 1 (Chart Symbols)

Navigation Rules - Rules of the Road and other navigation rules

Navigation Star Chart - U.S. Observatory Navigation Star Chart for celestial navigation

NOAA National Data Buoy Center - Real time data from 1000s of NOAA buoys

NOAA National Hurricane Center - Prediction of hurricanes and other tropical weather

NOAA Station TPLM2 - Thomas Point, MD - Real time tidal and meteorological observations at Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse for the last 45 days

NOAA Storm Prediction Center - Provides timely and accurate weather storm forecasts and watches

NOAA Tide Predictions - View Tide predictions for up to 2 years in the past or future

OpenCPN - Free chartplotter navigation software and apps

Panbo - An independent source of news and opinion about Marine Electronics

PropTalk Online - Read the latest issue of PropTalk Magazine online, or browse through the archives

Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit - If you communicate with Foreign Coast or Ship Stations, you must have a Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit in addition to your Ship Radio Station License

Right Life Jacket - U.S. Coast Guard life jacket requirements for Recreational Vessels

Sail Angle - The Ultimate Online Boating Community

Ship Radio Stations - Depending on the size, purpose, or destination of a vessel, its radio station may need to meet certain requirements

SpinSheet Online - Read the latest issue of SpinSheet Magazine online, or browse through the archives

Tidal Fish - Chesapeake Angler - Fishing techniques, catch reports, and fishing talk covering the Maryland Chesapeake Bay & Tidal Waters

Tidal Fish - Crabbers - Crabbing techniques, catch reports, and crabbing talk covering the entire Chesapeake Bay and Mid Atlantic Region

Time & Date - Current Time (World Clock), Sunrise & Sunset Calculator, Moon Rise, Set & Phase Calculator, Time & Date Calculator

USCG Float Plan - Official Float Plan of the U.S. Coast Guard - Complete this plan before you go boating and leave it with a reliable person

USCG National Vessel Documentation Center - Frequently Asked Questions about Vessel Documentation, a national form of registration

USCG Navigation Center - Search the database using a wide variety of parameters to get current Maritime Navigation Information

USCG Office of Boating Safety - The U.S. Coast Guard's Boating Safety Division - Dedicated to improving the knowledge, skills, and abilities of Recreational Boaters.

USCG Sector Maryland-NCR - Provides maritime safety, security, accessibility, and environmental protection for the upper Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries

USCG 2018 Recreational Boating Statistics - Contains statistics on Recreational Boating Accidents and state vessel registration

U.S. Navy Signal Flags - International alphabet flags, numeral pennants, numeral flags, and special flags and pennants for visual signaling

Ventusky - Weather Prediction and Meteorological Data Visualisation

VHF/DSC - Digital Selective Calling allows mariners to efficiently initiate or receive VHF Distress, Urgency, Safety and Routine Communications

Virtual VSC - Prepare for a successful Vessel Safety Check

Wave Height Model - Colorful model showing global wave data

Windfinder - Wind, Wave and Weather Forecast for Thomas Point

Windy.com - Windy (also known as Windyty) is a tool for weather forecast visualization

Mother of All Maritime Links - Links to almost everything nautical


Part of Being a Safe & Responsible Boater is the Constant Pursuit of Knowledge




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