AIS Regulations: New Responsibilities and Opportunities

uscg logoFrom increasing situational awareness and enhancing the safety and security of maritime transportation, to its use in accident investigation, search and rescue, Aids to Navigation and asset monitoring, the role of AIS (Automatic Identification System) as a flexible and developing technology continues to grow in significance. The month of March 2016 – has come and gone – and represents an important milestone which will increase the prevalence and general awareness of AIS. As new United States Coast Guard regulations are introduced, more commercial vessels working along U.S. coasts will need to be equipped with AIS, affecting all mariners in U.S. waters. Read the rest here 08:29

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