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Old 07-02-2015, 13:03   #61
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Re: AIS for ocean sailing, essential or not

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My experience with it last year on a trip from the PNW to Hawaii was that most of the ships had their AIS off in the open ocean.
Ships are required to operate their AIS at all times (except for security exceptions). So, I suspect you may have a problem with your AIS installation. Perhaps an antenna system issue?
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Re: AIS for ocean sailing, essential or not

given all the gear failure on that trip thats an entirely possible scenario.
I brought it up to check that idea out
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