An IALA Guideline describes how to implement practices normally specified in a Recommendation.

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IALA is an international association that deals with Marine Aids to Navigation. The association aims to provide information and support to its members and the maritime community through its standards, recommendations, guidelines and other documents as accurately as possible. However, the planning, implementation and operation of Marine Aids to Navigation remains the sole responsibility of the respective national members, authorities, administrations or other entities according to their respective national law including the decision to use IALA’s standards, recommendations, guidelines and other documents.  IALA shall in no event be held responsible for any claim, damages or other liability, whether in an action of contract, tort or otherwise, arising from, or out of or in connection with the above-mentioned documents, the use of or other dealings with them.

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ID Title Last revised date Format
G1004 G1004 Level of Service 16 June 2017 PDF: English
G1005 G1005 Contracting out Aids to Navigation Services 07 December 2005 PDF: English
G1006 G1006 Plastic buoys 14 December 2018 PDF: English
G1008 G1008 Remote monitoring and control of aids to navigation 28 May 2009 PDF: English
G1010 G1010 Racon Range Performance 17 June 2005 PDF: English
G1012 G1012 Protection of Lighthouses and other Aids to Navigation against Damage from Lightning 02 May 2013 PDF: English
G1014 G1014 Accreditation of VTS Training Organizations and Approval to Deliver VTS Model Courses 31 January 2022 PDF: English
G1015 G1015 Painting aids to navigation buoys 13 December 2013 PDF: English
G1015:es G1015 Pintura de las boyas de ayuda a la navegación 07 December 2005 PDF: Spanish
G1016 G1016 Bilateral agreements and inter-agency memorandums of understanding on the provision of DGNSS services in the frequency band 283.5 – 325 kHz 13 June 2001 PDF: English
G1017 G1017 Assessment for Recognition of Prior Learning in VTS Training 10 June 2021 PDF: English
G1018 G1018 Risk Management 03 June 2022 PDF: English
G1020 G1020 Training Related to AtoN 01 December 2005 PDF: English
G1023 G1023 Design of Leading Lines December 2005 01 December 2005 PDF: English
G1027 G1027 Simulation in VTS Training 31 January 2022 PDF: English
G1033 G1033 Provision of aids to navigation for different classes of vessels, including high speed craft 12 December 2003 PDF: English