Everything You Need To Know About
As of March 1, 2016, owners and operators of most U.S.-flag and foreign-flag commercial vessels operating in U.S. waters are required to install and use Automatic Identification Systems (AIS). The new United States Coast Guard (USCG) AIS mandate affects a wide range of vessels, including certain categories of freight ships, research vessels, work boats, dredges, tugs, fishing boats, ferries and other passenger ships. These vessels are now required to install either a fully-certified USCG Class A or Class B AIS transceiver in order to operate legally within U.S. national waters.
On this site, you can find out whether this new mandate applies to your vessel, which products you need to comply with the regulations, the costs involved, and the safety and security benefits for you and global maritime transportation.