Maritime Resources

Variety of marine resources used for classes and research






U.S. Coast Pilot (All regions – Downloadable PDF’s)


CFR’s – Code of Federal Regulations 33Navigation


CFR’s – Code of Federal Regulations 46Shipping


Historical Chart CollectionThis collection contains over 21,000 [navigational] Maps and Charts ranging from the year 1747 to 2001


Historical Map & Chart CollectionOver 1,000 historical charts available. The David Rumsey historical map collection has over 50,000 maps and images online that can be searched from the website home page. The collection focuses on rare 18th and 19th century North American and South American maps and other cartographic materials.


International Code of SignalsSignal Flag Systems, 1800 to date


Live Ships Map – AISWatch live ship traffic globally


Marine Accident ReportsThe NTSB issues an accident report following the investigation. These reports are available online for reports issued since 1996, with older reports coming online soon.


Marine Advanced Technology Education


Marine Technology Society


Mariners’ Alerting and Reporting Scheme (MARS) – A database of accidents (and near misses) reported without fear of identification or litigation run by The Nautical Institute. The MARS database is a valuable risk assessment, work planning, loss prevention tool and training aid for crew and management.


National Maritime Center – United States Coast Guard


National Ocean Services – NOAA


NOAA – Nautical Charts (Downloadable PDF’s)


NOAA – Tides and Currents Map


Panama Canal


Search and Rescue Satellite Aided Tracking (SARSAT) – NOAA


Sea Sources – USCG Test Prep


The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers - Search the Technical Papers from The International Community for Maritime and Ocean Professionals


Women’s International Shipping and Trading Associationan international organization for women in management positions involved in the maritime transportation business and related trades worldwide



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