The regulation is applicable to all Indonesian and foreign flagged vessels. However, while some concessions for Indonesian flagged ships have been made, currently, no minimum gross tonnage (GT) limit has been stated for foreign flagged vessels.

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For Indonesian flagged vessels, the regulation differentiates between AIS Class A and AIS Class B. All Indonesian flagged vessels, to which SOLAS applies, must carry on board a functional AIS Class A, while the following Indonesian flagged vessels may have on board an operational AIS Class B:

  • Non-Convention Cargo ships and Passenger ships 35 GT and upwards;
  • Fishing vessels 60 GT and upwards;
  • Ships that sail between countries or that carry out barter-trade or other activities that are regulated in the provisions of the legislation in the field of customs.

The master of the ship also must activate the AIS, ensuring that it provides the correct information. If the AIS unit is not functioning, the master must notify the relevant authority and record the incident appropriately in the vessel’s log book(s).

In case of failure to comply with these requirements of the regulation, the ship could face sanctions as laid out in the regulation.