The "magenta line" will be updated on Intracoastal Waterway charts following strong public response, NOAA announces.
99% of respondents were in favor of keeping the magenta line since it supports safe navigation.
Technology isn't as simple or accurate as boaters would like to believe. Daily shifts in seemingly familiar waters can quickly lead to serious accidents, and the only true defense is sailing with an up-to-date, accurate chart.Learn More
Take the Nautical Chart Challenge! NOAA continues its focus on education with a 15-question quiz on reading a NOAA chart for a portion of the Florida Keys. See how you do!Learn More