Automatic Identification System AIS
Among the teams navigation aid carried on board a ship AIS has a prominent place given its functionality and the information it provides.
AIS responds to the English acronym 'Automatic Identification System', which translated is universal Automatic Identification System for ships.
His name clearly indicates the purpose of the team, which deals with basic data show ship name, caller ID (MMSI), position, course, speed, destination, navigation status, ship type ...
With these references it is to provide the authorities and ships sailing nearby the most relevant information regarding navigation, in order to comply with the regulations for preventing collisions at sea.