The present NavGuide has served as the source of relevant information and signature document for all members of the IALA organization as well as other users. This edition of the guide is continuing on with this tradition; the content of the paper has been seriously updated with the very latest developments and information in the field. It is a product of nearly four-year collaboration by the world recognized and leading experts. The document plays a critically important role within the IALA info suite and is considered a primary source of information and data for all Aids to Navigation practitioners everywhere in the world to be used together with the other standards and recommendations, manuals and guidelines released by IALA. It has already been translated into several working languages and the IALA organization is encouraging this practice and is ready to co-operated with country members to help in facilitating this process. Remaining chapters of the document are dealing with the technical concept and accuracy of the navigation, electronic navigation, aids to navigation, VTS, other services and facilities, power supplies and, finally, provision, design and management matters.
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Aids to Navigation Manual. This sixth edition has been developed over the past four years — , and represents a continuing commitment to excellence and clarity of presentation.
A key change from the version is the focus on e-navigation in recognition of the extensive. This NAVGUIDE is a tribute to professionals already very busy in their own organisations worldwide, who are happy to share their expertise with other members of the international maritime community. It is a. IALA welcomes feedback about its publications.
Readers are invited to send comments or suggestions, which will be taken into account when considering the publication of the next edition.
Please forward comments to: iala-aism wanadoo. The photographs in this manual were provided by members of the various IALA Committees and Industrial Members of IALA acting either in their capacity as representatives of a member organisation or as private individuals.
The photographs were accompanied by permission to publish them in this manual; IALA wishes to acknowledge these donations and the copyright of donors.
Donations were received from:. Australian Maritime Safety Authority. Australian Maritime Systems Ltd. Canadian Coast Guard. China Maritime Safety Administration.
Commissioners of Irish Lights. Force Technology. Instituto Hydrografico Portugal. Mobilis S. Northern Lighthouse Board Scotland. Sabik Oy. Tideland Signal Corporation.
United States Coast Guard. Vega Industries. Wasser und Schiffahrtsdirektion Germany. Chapter 1. Purpose and Scope. IALA Structure. IALA Publications. Glossary of Abbreviations. Chapter 2. Concepts and Accuracy of Navigation. Measurement Error. Hydrographic Considerations. Chapter 3 Aids to Navigation. Chapter 4 e-Navigation.
Definition of e-Navigation. A Vision for e-Navigation. Strategy and Implementation. Technology for e-Navigation. IALA Plan. Electronic Position Fixing Systems. Core eLoran Elements. Compatibility Between eLoran and Loran-C. Radar Aids to Navigation. New Technology Radars. Radar Reflectors. Radar Target Enhancers. Radar Beacon Racon. Frequency-Agile Racon. Performance Criteria.
Technical Considerations. Use With New Technology Radars. Non-Radio Positioning Inertial. Maritime Radio Communications Plan. Long Range Identification and Tracking. Autom atic Identification System. Chapter 5. Vessel Traffic Services Vts. VTS System. Chapter 6. Other services and Facilities. Pilotage as a Service to Navigation.
Types of Pilotage. Other Pilotage Considerations. Simulation Pilot Training and Certification. Ships Routeing. Vessel Manoeuvring. Sound Signals. Nautical Publications. Tide Gauges and Current Meters. Under Keel Clearance Management Systems. Chapter 7. Power supplies. Electric - Renewable Energy Sources. Rechargeable Batteries. Electrical Loads and Lightning Protection. Non-Electric Energy Sources.
Chapter 8. Provision, Design and management of Aids to Navigation. International Criteria. Level of Service LOS. Risk Management. Availability Objectives. Calculation of Availability. Definition and Comments on Terms. Availability and Continuity of Radionavigation Services. Over and Under Achievement Issues. Reviews and Planning. Performance Measurement. International Standards. Guiding Principles for Maintenance. Improving Efficiency. Hazardous Materials. Annex B — List of Tables.
Annex C— List of Figures. The purpose of this manual is to assist Aids to Navigation AtoN authorities in the harmonisation of marine AtoN by providing a first point of reference on all aspects of providing an AtoN service. Shipping is an international industry that is regulated through various organisations. Nations have recognised that it is both effective and appropriate to regulate and manage shipping on an international basis.
IALA NAVGUIDE — AIDS TO NAVIGATION MANUAL