Mandatory use of AIS


UAE has become the first country to make the use of AIS mandatory while within their territorial waters and EEZ:

Will the US Navy comply???


The circular specifically refers to commercial vessels, so the US Navy does not come under its purview.


US Navy don’t need to comply. Why comply with that when you can just steam around shouting “please identify” on the VHF?!


no government vessels are required to comply.
has the UAE left the IMO?