AIS, the Automatic Identification System
What is the purpose of having an AIS onboard?
AIS contributes significantly to the safety of navigation. All the information that is transmitted and received enhances the effectiveness of navigation and can greatly improve situational awareness and the decision-making process. As the image below of all that container ship traffic in your way to Catalina.
Do I need to have expensive navigation equipment? No with the Boat Beacon by Pocket Mariner Ltd. you can receive and even transmit a AIS signal over cellular.
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