46 CFR 97.05-5 - Charts and nautical publications.
As appropriate for the intended voyage, all vessels except barges, vessels operating exclusively on rivers, and motorboats other than those certificated for ocean or coastwise route, 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.