The central mission of the Gulf Intracoastal Canal Association is to educate and engage others in the promotion, protection, and preservation of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway; one of the nation’s busiest marine channels, and a major economic contributor regionally and nationally.
One way that the Association embodies this mission is by sharing information and resources with our membership, our partners in business, our partners in government, and the public at large.
GICA provides close to real time reports on navigation issues affecting Waterway traffic including dangers and difficulties identified by Waterway mariners and regulatory partners. These dangers and difficulties often include blinding lights, transit-difficult bridges, missing or damaged navigation aids, hardened sites, wrecks, sunken and abandoned vessels, mooring needs, and the need for additional clearance between buoys and beacons.
GICA has partnered with PortVision to present navigation issues on their AIS-based system. Members also can elect to receive email updates on issues through a series of GICA NAV alerts and INFO messages.