New Recommendations On AIS In Pirate-Threat Areas

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Apr 082011
 

NATO’s Shipping Centre has issued new recommendaions regarding the use of Automatic Identification Systems in areas where a threat of piracy may exist.

Until now NATO has recommended that AIS transmission within the Gulf of Aden be left on with restrictions, and outside the Gulf of Aden in other parts of the High Risk Area be turned off completely.

In order that Counter Piracy Naval Operations have the required data from AIS transmissions to track real time positions of merchant ships, thus enabling them to mitigate risk of piracy to merchant shipping, the advice has been revised. Continue reading »

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