Army Engineers, Coast Guard Partner to Chart U.S. Water Navigation’s Future

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan. 10, 2017 — In Kentucky’s largest city, the Coast Guard and the Army Corps of Engineers are pioneering the future of riverine, intracoastal and coastal navigation in the United States.

Louisville is now host to the Ohio River Enhanced Marine Safety Information Test Bed. Marine Safety Information bulletins contain urgent navigational and weather information. The enhanced system includes additional information, such as bridge clearances, hazardous cargoes, safety and security zones, lock status and Aids to Navigation, all collected from the various government agencies responsible for gathering that information, integrated into one bulletin and transmitted to nearby vessels.

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