private aid to navigation

private aid to navigation

[′prī·vət ¦ād tə ‚nav·ə′gā·shən]
(navigation)
In marine operation, an aid to navigation authorized by the U.S. Coast Guard but established, operated, and maintained by private interests in the navigable waters of the United States.
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The United States Coast Guard has reauthorized the light as a Private Aid to Navigation, and Westchester County and the Village of Sleepy Hollow are expected to utilize the light, currently powered with solar panels, on selected special occasions until utility services are established through the new Edge-On-Hudson development, at which time continuous nighttime operation of the light will be possible.
AMNAS is a private Aid to Navigation (AtoN) service provider, which under the direction of its Chairman His Highness Sayyid Shihab bin Tariq Al Said, has the exclusive right and privilege of operating the service under a long-term concession agreement with the government of the Sultanate of Oman.
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