46 CFR § 26.03-4 - Charts and nautical publications.
(a) As appropriate for the intended voyage, all vessels must carry adequate and up-to-date -
(1) Charts of appropriate scale to make safe navigation possible;
(2) “U.S. Coast Pilot” or similar publication;
(3) Coast Guard light list;
(4) Tide tables; and
(5) Current tables, or a river current publication issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, or a river authority.
(b) As an alternative, you may substitute extracts or copies from the publications in paragraph (a) of this section. This information must be applicable to the area transited.