Originally Posted by HotRod
Translation for v2.4.0310
Wing in ground effect =
And also, what is this about port hand and starboard hand... Is that something else than starboard side or port side?
LE/V - Law Enforcement Vessel
PC/V - Pollution Control Vessel
S/V - Sailing Vessel (not the same as Vessel Sailing nor Vessel Under Sail!)
Yat - Yacht, pleasure craft
Wing in Ground, WIG - I still don't know, but it's an official AIS
The S/V is universally understood, I think.
I invented LE/V and PC/V when coding the AIS
extensions. These are short forms, so some 4 characters max... I don't know if an official abbreviation exists here... The user can always consult the Properties Dialog to see the full form, so nothing critical.
YAT is the official code for pleasure vessels used by the ITU - the Radio
Port hand vs. port side - it is copied from AIS specification verbatim, but I do see a difference. A vessel has port side and starboard side. The channel has port hand marks and starboard hand marks.
Interesting nobody asked before...