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NOTMAR Online Service
Important Advisories - Responsibilities of the registered user
Subscribe to complete monthly Notice to Mariners editions
Unsubscribe from Complete monthly Notices to Mariners editions

NOTMAR User Profile Setup:

Step 1) Accessing the "Create User Profile" setup page
Step 2) Registering your email address and personal password
Step 3) Selecting charts to receive Section II chart correction notices by email
Step 4) Setting up your notification preferences and activating your NOTMAR profile
Step 5) Final step: Activating your personal profile

Registering your email address to receive the complete Monthly Notices to Mariners Editions
Activating your profile to receive Monthly publications

Maintaining your NOTMAR profile
Forgot Password
Weekly/Monthly Email Notifications
Reviewing the Section II notices that have affected your charts by visiting notmar.gc.ca and accessing your personal NOTMAR profile
Changing the registered email address and password
Unsubscribe from Chart Updates
Accessibility Notice:
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NOTMAR Online Services

The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) encourages all NOTMAR clients to benefit from the NOTMAR online service available at www.notmar.gc.ca. This service provides clients with Notices to Mariners:

* updated and maintained on a monthly basis.

The online service also provides its clients with an archival system of Notices to Mariners.

CCG has taken its service one step further, providing a 'personalized service' for each of its clients the "NOTMAR user profile".  This feature allows NOTMAR clients to set up an account and register their nautical charts to receive applicable Notices to Mariners- Chart Corrections (Section II) right to their inbox. With this free service, registrants are automatically notified on a weekly or monthly basis by e-mail when Notices to Mariners - Chart Corrections are published affecting their charts. A 'back dated' feature has also been implemented, in case clients are away for a period of time, they may simply go into their profile and review their notices dated back for a period of four weeks.




Important Advisories - Responsibilities of the registered user

Excerpts from the Canada Shipping Act, Charts and Nautical Publications Regulations , 1995

CARRIAGE OF CHARTS, DOCUMENTS AND PUBLICATIONS

4.(1) Subject to subsection (2), the master and owner of every ship shall have on board, in respect of each area in which the ship is to be navigated, the most recent editions of the charts, documents and publications that are required to be used under sections 5 and 6.

MAINTENANCE OF CHARTS, DOCUMENTS AND PUBLICATIONS

7.The master of a ship shall ensure that the charts, documents and publications required by these Regulations are, before being used for navigation, correct and up-to-date, based on information that is contained in the Notices to Mariners , Notices to Shipping or radio navigational warnings.

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Subscribe to complete monthly Notice to Mariners editions:

**Important note: Please ensure the following email address ( notmar@dfo-mpo.gc.ca) is registered in your SPAM filters prior to starting this process. If the address is identified as SPAM from your internet service provider you will not receive your activation email or the services you subscribed for. **

Visit www.notmar.gc.ca/go.php?doc=eng/index and simply click on "Receive complete Monthly Notices to Mariners editions" displayed on the left side menu under "Subscribe to email notification services".

You will be requested to review and accept the NOTMAR Waiver of Responsibility prior to setting up a personal profile. If the Legal Disclaimer is not accepted you will be prevented from creating a profile.

Step 1) Registering your email address

You must enter the email address where you wish to receive your Notices to Mariners.

Monthly publication register page


Step 2) Final step: Activating your personal profile

You will receive a NOTMAR activation email at your registered email address. You must click the "activate" link in the email to start receiving your Monthly Notices to Marinerspublications electronically. You will then be presented with the following message on your screen "Your subscription to receive the Monthly Notices to Mariners publications has been successfully activated".

Note: Depending on the various internet service providers and site traffic, there can often be a delay of a few hours prior to receiving your activation email.


Publication notification



Unsubscribe from Complete monthly Notices to Mariners editions

Should you no longer wish to receive our Notices to Mariners email notification personalized services you may unsubscribe by clicking on "Unsubscribe from Complete monthly Notices to Mariners editions" located on the service menu at www.notmar.gc.ca.

Unsubscribe-pub

Should you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact the NOTMAR online team at any time at notmar@dfo-mpo.gc.ca.
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NOTMAR User Profile Setup:

**Important note: Please ensure the following email address ( notmar@dfo-mpo.gc.ca) is registered in your SPAM filters prior to starting this process. If the address is identified as SPAM from your internet service provider you will not receive your activation email or your weekly/monthly section II Notices to Mariners. **

Step 1) Accessing the "Create User Profile" setup page

Visit www.notmar.gc.ca/go.php?doc=eng/index and simply click on "Create User Profile" displayed on the left side menu under "online services".

You will be requested to review and accept the NOTMAR Privacy Statement and the NOTMAR - Waiver of Responsibility prior to setting up a personal profile. If the Privacy Statement and Legal Disclaimer are not accepted you will be prevented from creating a profile.

Step 2) Registering your email address and personal password

You must first enter the email address where you wish to receive your Notices to Mariners. Then choose a personal password that should not be shared with anyone and that will be required each time you wish to access your profile. Re-enter the same email address and password for confirmation purposes.

Create User ID and Password

Step 3) Selecting charts to receive Section II chart correction notices by email

A drop down box will appear. This box lists all nautical in which Notices to Mariners correspond to at the time of registering.

In order to benefit from this online service you will need to select specific charts in which you wish to receive Section II Chart Correction Notices to Mariners on. These notices will be issued and sent to you by email based on the charts you select.

You may select as many charts as you wish, by double clicking on the chart number in the drop down list. To ensure your selections have been successful, a list of your charts will appear on screen with a check mark in the box below the chart number. It is essential that you review this list to ensure all your nautical charts have been properly selected.


Chart Selection
If you need to remove a chart from your selection, remove the check mark associated with the chart number you wish to remove and click the link "Remove unchecked charts from list". Remember to click "submit charts" in order to save these changes to your profile.

Remove Charts

Once all charts have been selected at the bottom of the screen you are required to click on "Submit Charts".

Submit Charts

Step 4) Setting up your notification preferences and activating your NOTMAR profile

Next select and submit your notification preferences (i.e. notification frequency - weekly/monthly and language preference), then click "Submit Notification Preferences". The "manage Profile" page will display a summary of the information you have submitted as part of your registered profile.

You must click on the "Create Profile" button to complete your profile setup.

Please note: Your NOTMAR personal profile is not activated until you receive your Activation email and respond by clicking on the activation link.

Notification Preferences

Create Profile

Step 5) Final step: Activating your personal profile

You will receive a NOTMAR activation email at your registered email address. You must click the "activate" link in the email to start receiving your Section II - Chart correction Notices to Mariners.

Note: Depending on the various internet service providers and site traffic, there can often be a delay of a few hours prior to receiving your activation email.

Account Created

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Maintaining your NOTMAR profile

Once you have created your personal NOTMAR profile you can view or modify it at any time by visiting the NOTMAR site at http://www.notmar.gc.ca/.

To access your profile, click on "Sign In to your NOTMAR Profile" located on the side menu under "Registered users".

Your personal email address and password are required in order to access your online profile.

Click "Edit my profile", you will have the options to change your email address, password, add/remove charts and manage your notification preferences.


Edit My Profile

If modifying your chart selections, click on "add and delete charts". A drop down box will appear. This box lists all nautical charts in which Notices to Mariners correspond to at the present time.

In order to benefit from this online service you will need to select specific charts in which you wish to receive Section II Chart Correction Notices to Mariners on. These notices will be issued and sent to you by email based on the charts you select.

You may select as many charts as you wish, by double clicking on the chart number in the drop down list. To ensure your selections have been successful, a list of your charts will appear on screen with a check mark in the box below the chart number. It is essential that you review this list to ensure all your nautical charts have been properly selected.


Edit My Charts

If you need to remove a chart from your selection, remove the check mark associated with the chart number you wish to remove and click the link "Remove unchecked charts from list".  *Remember to click "submit charts" in order to save these changes to your profile.



Forgot Password

If you have forgotten your password, click on the "Sign-in to your NOTMAR Profile" located on the side menu bar and at the bottom of the sign-in screen is a "Forgot your password" link. Click on this link and enter the registered email address. You will receive an email advising you of your password for your account in order to access it. You are strongly encouraged to change your password when signing in to your profile.

Please refer to "Changing the registered email address and password"

Forgot Password


Weekly/Monthly Email Notifications

The registered user will receive e-mail notifications on a weekly/monthly basis whether or not the charts in the registered user profile have been affected by Notices to Mariners, Section II - Chart Corrections.

These email notifications will come from the NOTMAR administrator account ( notmar@dfo-mpo.gc.ca)


Notification for No Charts

If your charts were affected the NOTMAR online service will provide the registered user with a listing of charts found in their profile that have been affected by Notices to Mariners Section II - Chart Corrections. The registered user may click on the chart numbers affected to receive the notices for that week/month.


Notification With Charts


At any time, if you suspect a problem with your notifications, please contact the NOTMAR online team at notmar@dfo-mpo.gc.ca to investigate.

Reminder: The law requires mariners to maintain and update their nautical charts and publications on a regular basis, by applying all sections (1 to 5) of the Notices to Mariners publication.


Reviewing the Section II notices that have affected your charts by visiting notmar.gc.ca and accessing your personal NOTMAR profile

Once you sign in to your profile, your "personal Profile" page will appear. This page will list all of the charts within your profile that have been affected by the current week's Section II notices.

A 'back-dated' feature has been provided to allow users to select a particular time frame dating back 4 weeks or less. When selecting these dates, you will be able to view the Section II Notices to Mariners affecting your charts for that time period.

For weekly notification recipients, the 'back dated' feature provides you with an added service where you can select the "All affected charts" option and this feature will display all of the charts within your profile, which have been affected by Section II Chart Corrections Notices to Mariners within the last 4 weeks.

You must click on each of the chart numbers displayed on the screen to obtain the Section II notices affecting each of your charts.

Current Weeks Notices

The "edit my profile" link provided on your "personal profile" page is used to modify your profile settings. You will have an option to "add/delete charts" from your profile at any time through this service.


Edit My Profile

Add / Delete Charts

When changing your chart selections you must ensure you click "submit charts" for the system to accept your changes.

The "show all charts" link also provided on the "personal profile" page will display all of the charts which are listed within your profile and all active Section II Notices to Marinerspertaining to these charts. To view reports for each chart click on the chart number and a report will automatically generate displaying all of the active notices affecting that chart number.

Show All Charts


Changing the registered email address and password

Should you change (ISP) internet service providers or simply have changed your email address, you can change your current email address by logging in to your personal profile, click "edit my profile" and click "change email". Enter new email address, then click "update". Review the new registered email address for your profile to ensure it appears correctly.

Change Email and Password


Unsubscribe from Chart Updates

Should you no longer wish to receive your personalized Notices to Mariners service you may unsubscribe your personal profile by clicking on "Unsubscribe from NOTMAR online" located on the service menu at www.notmar.gc.ca.

Unsubscribe

Should you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact the NOTMAR online team at any time at notmar@dfo-mpo.gc.ca.

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Last Modified: 2012-01-06
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