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USCG Regional Examination Center (REC) allows certain materials and tools in their examination rooms. Required illustrations will be included with each individual printed module. The REC will provide the following reference materials in the examination room ONLY 46 CFR Parts 1-199 and 33 CFR Parts 1-199 for Engine Examinations, and no references may be used for any Rules of the Road module.

Mariners are permitted to bring the following in the exam room: Star Finder - 2102-D including instructions for use; Plotting tools - dividers, triangles, nautical slide rule; and a non-programmable calculator - Specialty navigation calculators are NOT permitted. Electronic communication devices of any type are not permitted to be used during an examination for their calculator function.

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Printed References Allowed

Deck Exams Materials Allowed

For all other deck modules ONLY the following printed references are allowed:

  • Training Chart 12221: Chesapeake Bay Entrance
  • Training Chart 12354TR: Long Island Sound Eastern Part
  • Training Chart 13205TR: Block Island Sound
  • NOAA Nautical Chart 18531: Columbia River Vancouver to Bonneville; Bonneville Dam
  • Great Circle Tracking Chart WOXZC5270
  • Great Circle Tracking Chart WOXZC5274
  •  Publication No. 102 - International Code of Signals
  • Light List Vol. 5 Mississippi River System
  • Maneuvering Board WOBZP 5090
  •  Plotting Sheet VPO SX001 - Universal
  • Plotting Sheet WOBZP 923 (17° - 24°)
  • Plotting Sheet WOBZP 924 (23° - 30°)
  • Publication No. 229 - Volume 2, latitudes 15°- 30°
  • Publication No. 117 - Radio Navigational Aids
  • Ship’s Code Card, Form WS TA B-O-7
  • 33 CFR Parts 1 to 124 46 CFR Parts 90 to 139
  • 33 CFR Parts 125 to 199 46 CFR Parts 140 to 155
  • 46 CFR Parts 1 to 40 46 CFR Parts 156 to 165
  • 46 CFR Parts 41 to 69 46 CFR Parts 166 to 199
  • 46 CFR Parts 70 to 89 49 CFR Parts 100 to 185
  • CIM 16616.6A, Chemical Data Guide
  • Flood Control and Navigation Maps of the Mississippi River, Cairo, IL to the Gulf of Mexico (Ed.2007)
  • Operating Manual DEEP DRILLER (MODU exams) COMDTPUB P16721.29
  •  Operating Manual COASTAL DRILLER (MODU exams) COMDTPUB P16721.30
  •  Stability Data Reference Book COMDTPUB P16721.31
  •  Manual for loading the M/V GRAND HAVEN (Great Lakes exams) COMDTPUB P16721.32
  •  Reprints from the Light Lists and Coast Pilots COMDTPUB P16721.38
  •  Reprints from the Tide Tables and Tidal Current Tables COMDTPUB P16721.46
  •  The American Practical Navigator, Volume II - 1981 Edition
  • Training Nautical Almanac
  • Stability work sheets
  • Radar plotting sheets

You may check more about the details of the above materials from American Nautical Services (ANS) link below:

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LAST UPDATED ON Nov 3, 2019