In a letter to each of the members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation the Council of American Masters Mariners urged appointment of a single agency to be responsible for implementing an eLoran system and measures that would empower that agency to quickly implement it.

The letter cited GPS disruptions ashore and at sea that have caused problems for maritime commerce, as well as the Commandant of the Coast Guard and other high ranking officials calling GPS “a single point of failure for critical infrastructure.”

In an enclosure to the letter the organization cited numerous ways that an eLoran system might be established at little or no cost to the government.

And they stressed the importance of addressing the issue now, before curren session of Congress ends.

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