We have just received today the news that AIS has once again proven its usefulness. In this case during the prestigious Vendée Globe that has just started.
Thanks to the AIS equipment installed onboard the participants in the regatta, organizers were able to identify the ship responsible for the collision that had escaped the collision area, leaving Bernard Stamm alone. It was not a fishing boat, but a maltese merchant ship of 80 meters length, l’Aibga, registered as a Cargo ship. The pictures of the Cargo found in the internet confirm the color left in the 60 feet monohull boat.