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Who should have AIS?

AIS introduction schedule:

Mandatory carriage requirements are set for all ships of 300 GRT and over engaged on international voyages, and those of 500 GRT and over not on international voyages as well as all passenger vessels irrespective of size.

All ships constructed on or after July 1st, 2002 must be fitted with AIS. Existing ships engaged in international voyages must be fitted with AIS as follows:

  • all passenger ships not later than July 1st, 2003
  • all tankers not later than the first safety equipment survey after July 1st, 2003
  • other vessels of 50,000 GRT and over not later than July 1st, 2004
  • other vessels of 10,000 GRT to 50,000 GRT not later than July 1st, 2005
  • other vessels of 3,000 GRT to 10,000 GRT not later than July 1st, 2006
  • other vessels of 300 GRT to 3000 GRT not later than July 1st, 2007

Existing ships not engaged on international voyages, constructed before July 1st, 2002, must be fitted not later than July 1st, 2008.

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