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AIS Mandatory in Indonesian Waters - Gard

Logistic News - Published on Thu, 22 Aug 2019

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From 20 August 2019 Masters must make sure vessels’ automatic identification systems are active and transmit the correct information when navigating in Indonesian territorial waters. Gard’s correspondent SPICA Services (Indonesia), the Indonesian Ministry of Transportation has approved a new regulation that requires all vessels sailing in Indonesian territorial waters to be fitted with Automatic Identification Systems. The Indonesian regulations also stipulate that all vessels in its territorial waters to always keep their AIS on.

The new regulation is aligned with the Safety of Life at Sea Convention

1. Aims to improve navigation safety and security within Indonesian territorial waters,

2. Applies to both foreign-flagged and Indonesian-flagged vessels

3. Takes effect on 20 August 2019

The correspondent further warns that administrative sanctions may be imposed on vessels that do not comply with the mandatory AIS requirements. While non-compliant Indonesian flagged vessels may have their certificates or other formal sailing permits revoked, foreign flagged vessels will be subject to actions by port state control based on Tokyo MOU procedures.

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Posted By : Mohan Sharma on Thu, 22 Aug 2019
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