Where am I in relation to others? Is there anything near me that could cause me harm, or vice versa?
Radar is a great aid to navigation that allows you to:
- 'See' other vessels, buoys and coastal areas under reduced / zero visibility.
- Further objects - not all AIS transmit information ...
- Check the relative position and velocity itself.
- Avoid hazards and obstacles.
- Track weather fronts.
- Find fish !!