In a somewhat confusing sign of the times, the Dept. of Fisheries & Oceans has stopped publishing their annual Notices to Mariners (NOTMAR), Radio Aids to Marine Navigation (RAMN), and List of Lights (LOL?). They are now available exclusively as free PDF downloads: NOTMAR here, RAMN here, LOL here. (2013 Editions in early April)
We don’t often refer to the RAMN these days, but we like to have them aboard to comply with some racing rules, vigilant officials, and general prudence. So it seems we’ll be printing off hundreds of pages or keeping PDF copies on our iPads. Would you buy hard copies if we pre-printed them for you? If anyone has any suggestions or thoughts on this issue, we’d love to hear them!
The International Maritime Organisation, Witherby/Seamanship International, and other marine publishers have adopted the .EBK e-reader platform for their ebooks. We’re carrying their complete catalogues, from ISGOTT to IMSBC to Ship Stability OOW.