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Automatic Identification System (AIS) - Accurate Broadcasts Don't Happen Automatically

18 May 2020   (0 Comments)
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The Office of Investigations & Analysis (CG-INV) has released Marine Safety Alert 04-20 titled, "Automatic Identification System (AIS) - Accurate Broadcasts Don't Happen Automatically".

The alert describes a recent collision on the Mississippi River, which it calls 'an important reminder that accurate AIS data entry and display is essential to safe navigation as one of the many important tools used in providing vessel operators with a clear picture of potential upcoming vessel passing situations, especially on waterways with bends, bridges, or other visual obstructions.'

 

The alert in full can be read here.