Tag Archives: AIS

MARITIME SURVEILLANCE – Capt. Sanjiv Wagh

The importance of Maritime Surveillance was starkly brought into focus by the 26/11/2008 Mumbai terror attacks. Since then, a number of measures have been undertaken to secure our coast line. However, much remains to be done to have a truly comprehensive maritime surveillance system. The primary aim of a Maritime surveillance system is to improve […]

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E-NAVIGATION

e-navigation is a Strategy developed by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to increase safety of navigation in commercial shipping through better organization of data on ships and on shore, better data exchange and communication between ships and the ship and shore. “e-navigation is the harmonized collection, integration, exchange, presentation and analysis of marine information on […]

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Automatic Identification System

The Automatic Identification System (AIS) is an automatic tracking system used by ships and vessel traffic services (VTS) for identifying and locating vessels by electronically exchanging data with other nearby ships, AIS base stations, and satellites. When satellites are used to detect AIS signatures, the term Satellite-AIS (S-AIS) is used. AIS information supplements marine radar, which continues to be the primary method of collision avoidance for water […]

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