A.I.S. Changes

Finally, common sense for tugs and tows regarding your transmitted configuration. See new designations in 2X.http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/pdf/AIS/USCG_AIS_Data_Encoding_Guide-120104_2.pdf

Finally someone is paying attention! That didn’t take too long either. Glad to see the info in such a clear manner. Thanks for posting it.

Does this mean the new AIS rules (requiring AIS on small passenger vessels, fishing vessels, etc.) are now in effect? They are supposed to go into effect some time this year but I can’t find much info.