AIS Links and References

General AIS Information

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automatic_identification_system
US Coast Guard: https://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=aismain
US Coast Guard (FAQ): https://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=AISFAQ
Transport Canada: https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/marinesafety/bulletins-2016-10-eng.htm
UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency: http://solasv.mcga.gov.uk/Annexes/Annex17.htm
German BSH: http://www.bsh.de/en/Maritime_shipping/Commercial_shipping/Automatic_Identification_System/index.jsp

CCNR Inland Shipping (english): http://www.ccr-zkr.org/files/documents/workshops/wrshp181011/Leaflet_Inland_AIS_en.pdf
CCNR AIS & EDCIS obligation (english): https://www.ccr-zkr.org/files/documents/ris/brochureAIS_en.pdf


Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_Maritime_Distress_and_Safety_System

AIS Installation Guidelines (Solas)

IMO Circ. 227: http://www.imo.org/en/OurWork/Safety/Navigation/Documents/227.pdf

AIS Installation Guidelines (Inland)

CCNR (english): http://www.ccr-zkr.org/files/documents/ris/ais_installguidelines_e.pdf
CCNR (français): http://www.ccr-zkr.org/files/documents/ris/ais_installguidelines_f.pdf
CCNR (Nederlands): http://www.ccr-zkr.org/files/documents/ris/ais_installguidelines_n.pdf

AIS Annual Testing Requirements

The requirement of an annual test of the AIS is based on IMO MSC.1 / Circ. 1252. GUIDELINES ON ANNUAL TESTING OF THE AUTOMATIC IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM (AIS) from 22nd Oct, 2007. It can be downloaded in English, Spanish and French from 
IMO: https://docs.imo.org/ (free registration is necessary).
US Coast Guard: https://www.navcen.uscg.gov/pdf//IMO_MSC1_Circ1252_AIS_testing.pdf
A good summary including the form can also be found: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/mgn-465-annual-testing-of-automatic-identification-systems-ais



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