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Search and Rescue AIS

It seems like the Spanish authorities with Search and Rescue responsibilities are pioneering the way into AIS. The AIS SART standard starts being a reality in the rescue vehicles in Spain.

Our friend Eladio has sent us the AIS info sent by a target that in his screen showed up like a rectangle with blades near the Spanish coast. Once he clicked on the contact, the info that appeared was the following (check the mmsi, different from the Spanish 224……):

Type:    S.A.R
SOG:    155kn
COG:    81.7°
Lat:    40°48.598′N
Long:    002°01.671′E
MMSI #:    111224101
RNG:    37.039NM
BRG:    119°

 Any boater that has found him/herself in a scary situation will be aware of the undoubtful benefits of being located almost instantaneously by a rescue helicopter.

Salvamento Marítimo adds AIS to its aerofleet

Spanish Safety at Sea organisation, Salvamento Maritimo (SM), the Department of the Government in charge of rescues in Spanish waters, will have its own airplane, named Isabel de Villena, dedicated to cover the southern mediterranean, and will be based in Valencia. SM will have 3 more aircraft very soon.

We are glad to know that this aircraft will count with an AIS receiver, confirming the importance of counting with such an identification system for SAR missions.

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