Automatic Identification System

In this article we will discuss Automatic Identification System

Automatic Identification System

  • An Automatic Identification System (AIS) was made compulsory for all vessels above 20 metres after the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai.
  • The decision was taken by the National Committee on Strengthening Maritime and Coastal Security, set up to look into issues related to coastal security.
  • However, for vessels under 20 metres, the process has been delayed for several reasons

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