Mandatory use of AIS


#1

UAE has become the first country to make the use of AIS mandatory while within their territorial waters and EEZ:
http://www.irclass.org/technical-circulars/mandatory-installation-and-operation-of-the-automatic-identification-system-ais/

Will the US Navy comply???


#2

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


#3

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


#4

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