AIS Class B Restrictions

November 17, 2009

Bob Brunkow from ICOM Canada called to tell us Washington State Ferries are not monitoring Class B AIS transponder signals. Class B is the AIS that pleasure vessels would use. With the exception of the Washington State Ferries, large vessels equipped with Class A transponders will see Class B signals.

Bob added that the VTS system does not monitor Class B signals.

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