Navigation Systems Program Officer
Ref: Aids to Navigation Report (CG-5474) (ANSC 7054)
USCG AUX.-NOS. Coop. Chart Updating Program (NOAA Form 77-5)
AUX ATON Instruction (CI 16500.16A) (ANSC 8059)
Auxiliary Web Site (http://www.cgaux.org).
a. Exercise staff supervision and responsibility for chart
updating patrols, verification of private aids to navigation
and the prompt reporting of discrepancies in aids to navigation
(ATON) using Aids to Navigation Report (ANSC 7054), chart
discrepancies and chart updating information using NOAA Form-77
(ANSC 7037), and to inform flotilla members of all developments.
b. Unless otherwise directed, you are to schedule qualified
Auxiliarists to perform specific activities in your area of
responsibility. The schedule must include a specific time
and place for the activity.
c. Maintain close liaison with the Division Aids to Navigation
Officer (SO-AN) and submit a monthly activity report. Also,
advise the District Aids to Navigation Officer (DSO-AN), via
the SO-AN, by 1 October each year of changes desired on chart
d. Coordinate and cooperate with the FSO-OP to ensure that
every deployment of an operational facility for chart updating,
inspection of private aids to navigation, and others, are
performed under Coast Guard patrol orders.
e. Foster interest for members to maintain their own navigational
publications in an up-to-date condition.
f. Additional duties of your office include, but are not
limited to, the attached.
SUGGESTED ADDITIONAL AIDS TO NAVIGATION STAFF OFFICER DUTIES
a. Establish and maintain contacts with local Coast Guard
units for the purpose of establishing and maintaining auxiliary
ATON patrols as well as rendering assistance and/or transport
for Coast Guard personnel for emergency ATON servicing. Ail
such activity must be performed under Coast Guard patrol orders.
b. Cooperate with other agencies in chart updating.
c. Be familiar with the contents of the Aids to Navigation
and Chart Updating Manual.
d. Submit special investigation reports as requested.
e. Record and maintain flotilla charts received through the
automated chart distribution system.
f. In cooperation with the Member Training Staff Officer
(FSO-MT) and the Operations Staff Officer (FSO-OP), participate
in any required operations seminar. Also, develop and supervise
training programs to establish member proficiency in chart
a. Ensure that flotilla members are equipped for, and are
aware of the requirements and procedures for chart updating,
reporting of aids to navigation discrepancies, and inspection
of private aids while on safety patrols.
b. Ensure that all private aids to navigation that have been
assigned to the flotilla for inspection are inspected when
required. Coordinate with the FSO-OP for any vessel facilities
that may be required. Ensure that all required reports are
c. In coordination with the FSO-MT, plan and provide ATON
and Chart Updating training sessions to members of the flotilla.
d. Coordinate with FSO-MT to utilize special chart updating
patrols as member training sessions for any needed on-the-water
e. Submit a monthly activity report to the SO-AN no later
than the 15th of each month. This report will include:
1. The number of flotilla ATON/CU reports submitted during
the previous 30 days.
2. Number of members submitting reports.
3. Number of special investigations conducted.
4. Number of training sessions and/or workshops conducted.