Office of Coast Survey Wrecks and Obstructions Database

The Office of Coast Survey's Wrecks and Obstructions database contains information on the identified submerged wrecks and obstructions within the U.S. maritime boundaries. The data includes the position of each feature (latitude and longitude) along with a brief description. Information to populate the database comes from what is currently available on the electronic navigational chart (ENC) and Coast Survey's Automated Wrecks and Obstructions Information System (AWOIS) database.

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Last Updated May 5, 2020, 08:55
Created December 20, 2019, 02:02
access_constraints ["Access Constraints: None | Use Constraints: The database records are not comprehensive. There are wrecks that do not appear on the nautical charts and wrecks on the nautical charts that do not appear in the historical records. Updates to database are limited, with priority given to wrecks that may be hazards to navigation. We have removed reported wrecks that have been salvaged or disproved by further investigation. | Distribution Liability: None."]
bbox-east-long 167
bbox-north-lat 72
bbox-south-lat -65
bbox-west-long -180
coupled-resource []
dataset-reference-date [{"type": "publication", "value": "2014-06-01"}]
frequency-of-update asNeeded
graphic-preview-description Sample of data in Wrecks and Obstructions database.
graphic-preview-type JPEG
guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:39988
licence ["NOAA provides no warranty, nor accepts any liability occurring from any incomplete, incorrect, or misleading data, or from any incorrect, incomplete, or misleading use of the data. It is the responsibility of the user to determine whether or not the data is suitable for the intended purpose."]
metadata-date 2020-03-24T00:00:00
metadata-language eng
progress underDevelopment
resource-type dataset
responsible-party [{"name": "", "roles": ["pointOfContact", "custodian"]}]
spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[-180.0, -65.0], [167.0, -65.0], [167.0, 72.0], [-180.0, 72.0], [-180.0, -65.0]]]}
spatial_harvester true
temporal-extent-begin 1981-01-01