46 CFR 196.05-5 - Charts and nautical publications.
As appropriate for the intended voyage, all vessels except barges, and vessels operating exclusively on rivers, must carry adequate and up-to-date -
(b) Sailing directions;
(c) Coast pilots;
(d) Light lists;
(e) Notices to mariners;
(f) Tide tables;
(g) Current tables; and
(h) All other nautical publications necessary. 1
1 For United States vessels in or on the navigable waters of the United States, see 33 CFR 164.33.