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Vessel Incidental Discharge Act (VIDA) Update: AIS Access and Reporting and Enforcement Data Working Group

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In this post, the Office of Operating and Environmental Standards provides an overview of a recent conference call with 55 states and territories to establish a working group to address issues related to the 2018 Vessel Incidental Discharge Act.

Automatic Identification System Private Aids to Navigation to mark SpaceX launch restricted zones

The zones will be established from Cape Canaveral, Florida, into the Atlantic Ocean in different areas based on the flight path. The safety zones are designed to keep vessels from entering the launch area while an active rocket launch is taking place. The first use is scheduled for a December 4 or December 5 SpaceX launch.

Federal Communications Commission issues enforcement advisory on non-compliant AIS devices

Automatic Identification Systems that are non-compliant with adopted international standards can confuse, degrade or even disrupt other users’ systems. The FCC has issued an enforcement advisory stating the use of non-compliant AIS devices is illegal.

4/3/2017: New Vessel Identification Verification Service available today

The Coast Guard’s NAVCEN launched a new online tool today that allows the maritime industry to verify compliance with AIS requirements.

4/7/2016: Vessel requirements for Notices of Arrival and Departure and Automatic Identification System information collection

The Coast Guard published a final rule announcing today (April 7, 2016) as the effective date for the collection-of-information associated with automatic identification system requirements from a final rule published on January 30, 2015.

10/23/2015: Information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget – Enhanced maritime domain awareness

The Coast Guard seeks comment on the approval of a revision to a currently approved collection for enhanced maritime domain awareness via electronic transmission of vessel transit data.

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