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Alaska's mariners benefit from technological advances

...Exxon Valdez was operating outside the normal sea lane at the time of accident.Vessels equipped with an automatic identification system, or AIS, send out frequent signals that update their location. Attached to the signal is information about...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-07/alaskas-mariners-benefit-technological-
State
A tourist in one's own town

...The Captain explained how the navigational screens are able to identify other boats with an AIS program (Automatic Identification System). This information includes a description of the boat, what it was carrying, the state of the vessel...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-09-01/tourist-ones-own-town
Opinion
Public safety officials say communication is biggest change since the attacks

...layered defense." Their security posture starts far outside their territorial sea.The have implemented an Automatic Identification System with vessels, required for foreign and U.S. flagged vessels, which broadcasts their speed and identification...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2011-09-11/public-safety-officials-say-communicati
Local
Coastguard to inspect all cruise ships

...international safety rules. Many vessels, including the large passenger ships, must have installed an Automatic Identification System, a device similar to an aircraft transponder that will signal locations and safety status. Buchsbaum said...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062004/loc_coasties.shtml
News
Alaska Briefs

...the Department of Homeland Security issued an interim rule in July requiring some vessels to install new Automatic Identification System. The gear is intended to aid ships in avoiding collisions and protect security in key ports and waterways...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/091503/sta_alaskabriefs.shtml
News
Juneau tech works to avert world's shipping disasters

...engaged in international trade today are equipped with a Global Marine Distress and Safety System, and an Automatic Identification System. These systems send frequent position reports to a satellite while the ship is well offshore or to shore...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052108/loc_281348517.shtml
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