BATH, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The USCG has officially published its Final Rule for the extension of carriage requirements for AIS transceivers on commercial boats operating in US waters. The USCG AIS Rule comes into effect on 2nd March 2015 and requires all those affected to have fitted the correct type of USCG certified AIS transceiver no later than 2nd February 2016.
The conditions of the rule are summarised in the below USCG AIS Final Rule Summary Table.
Commercial vessels must now consider which type of AIS transceiver they are required to install: either an AIS Class A (em-trak A100) or AIS Class B (em-trak B100) transceiver which are available at competitive prices across the USA from West Marine and Port Supply. You can find out more from the Port Supply team by visiting www.uscgportsupply.com.The USCG also requires that all AIS transceivers are correctly programmed and installed in accordance with their guidelines or face the possibility of a $40,000 fine.
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