AIS is intended to enhance, safety of life at sea; the safety and efficiency of navigation; and the protection of the marine environment.
As per SOLAS regulation V/19 requires that AIS exchange data ship-to-ship and with shore-based facilities. Therefore, the purpose of AIS is to help identify vessels; assist in target tracking; simplify information exchange (e.g. reduce verbal mandatory ship reporting); and provide additional information to assist situation awareness.
In general, data received via AIS will improve the quality of the information available to the OOW, whether at a shore surveillance station or on board a ship. AIS should become a useful source of supplementary information to that derived from navigational systems (including radar) and therefore an important ‘tool’ in enhancing situation awareness of traffic confronting users.
- What are objectives of AIS?
- What are advantages / limitations of AIS?
- What does AIS range mean?
- What are applications of AIS?
- What are Channels for AIS ?
- What is AIS requirements for NON SOLAS ships/ vessel?
- What is IMO performance standard requirement for AIS?
- What is SOLAS regulation/requirement for carriage of AIS?