Originally Posted by KStepman
Why you should turn off your AIS
when at dock
or on the hard
? It has the very real potential of distracting or numbing the attention of those at the helm
of passing boats and large ships to a very real AIS collision
hazard. Which, I believe is the point of this post. I know it has that affect on me. I believe that overrides the "free security
system" it affords you.
If seeing AIS targets affected me the same way they affect you, I would turn my AIS off, not ask others to turn their transceiver off.