While Automatic Identification System (AIS) is designed to mitigate collisions and enhance situational awareness by exchanging real-time vessel information, this navigational tool can degrade or even disrupt other users’ systems if it is non-compliant with adopted international standards, USCG warned.
The U.S. Coast Guard has received reports regarding poor reception on VHF frequencies used for radiotelephone, DSC and AIS when in the vicinity of LED lighting on-board ships, such as navigation lights, searchlights and floodlights, interior and exterior lights, adornment.
The US Coast Guard has received reports from crews, ship owners, inspectors and other mariners regarding poor reception on VHF frequencies used for radiotelephone, digital selective calling and automatic identification systems when near LED lighting on-board ships.
NATO has requested ship operators to report any instances of GPS or AIS interference in the Mediterranean. NATO is concerned about cyber security in the area, after detecting several electronic interferences and also possible GPS jamming in recent months, mostly in the Eastern Mediterranean.
ACP issued an advisory identifying common AIS deficiencies found on vessels transiting the Canal. Non-compliant vessels require that a supplemental tracking device be brought on board, with an associated fee.
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