Chapter 5: Productive

AIS Shipping Traffic - First week of January 2010 (Number of intersecting vessels)

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Map shows number of vessels using class A AIS (vessels >300t, AIS working and not switched off, position info is accurate) and excludes vessels <300t, fishing vessels, recreational craft, vessels carrying class B AIS. AIS (Automatic Identification System) is a carriage requirement for SOLAS vesels and is an integral part of the EU Vessel Traffic Monitoring and Information Directive (2002/59/EC).


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