no issue with OCPN, just with the operators of AIS equipment
with erroneous MMSIs.
There was a short question if something was wrong with OCPN from an observation Thomas made, but our conclusion was that in this example an operator used the Group call MMSI in the AIS
- where it not belongs, it is just a function for the radio
, not for the proper identification of the vessel.
My example from today is just another illustration of the crap we can observe.
More stuff in this line:
Two weeks ago we had here the case of two superyachts on the same shipyard where their AIS defaulted to an identical non conform manufacturer MMSI (filling the mmsitoname log with alerts as the two ship names were different). A service
technician finally was able to get one unit right and the other one from the second vessel had to be replaced.
In this moment there is a big cruise
vessel in the Barcelona
harbor and it seems that it has two AIS units on board, both active but one with "M/V Costa Atlantica"
and the second one just with "Costa Atlantica"
which yields a mismatch alert every time they send a static report message - first one unit, then the second one.