The USCG NAVCEN website now features a new user-friendly experience for visitors looking to learn about MMSI requirements, registration or transfer. According to USCG NAVCEN: Maritime Mobile Service Identities (MMSIs) are nine-digit numbers used by maritime digital selective calling (DSC), automatic identification systems (AIS), and certain other equipment to uniquely identify a ship or a […]
The United States Coast Guard issues a warning to mariners turning off AIS on commercial fishing and crabbing vessels: U.S. Coast Guard 13th District PA Detachment Astoria Contact: Coast Guard PA Detachment Astoria Office: (503) 861-6380 After Hours: (206) 819-9154 PA Detachment Astoria online newsroom NEWS RELEASE ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard is issuing a […]
The U.S. Coast Guard is expediting the implementation of ScanEagle® ISR Services on its Legend-class national security cutters (NSCs). Posted January 17, 2020 by SeaPower Magazine Senior Editor Richard R. Burgess.
The use of non-compliant AIS devices, such as AIS Fish Net Buoys, is illegal and has the potential to disrupt important maritime communications, according to an advisory released by the Federal Communications Commission on Friday, June 14, 2019. As reported by the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service: Story by Walter Ham U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters […]
In an April article* about ISR and Unmanned Systems, SeaPower Magazine Special Correspondent Daniel P. Taylor reports that “The Coast Guard is officially bringing the ScanEagle® drone into the fold with a Major new contract.” Lt. Cmdr. Kenneth Walton, U.S. Coast Guard Office of Aviation Forces, Unmanned Aircraft Systems, told Seapower that following the contract […]
U.S. Coast Guard 13th District Pacific Northwest Contact: 13th District Public Affairs Office: (206) 220-7237 After Hours: (206) 391-5864 13th District online newsroom NEWS RELEASE SEATTLE – Saturday, April 6, is 406 Day, a national campaign run by NOAA to spread awareness of the importance of emergency position indicating radio beacons, or EPIRBs, and personal locator beacons, […]
U.S. Coast Guard 13th District Pacific Northwest Contact: 13th District Public Affairs Office: (206) 220-7237 After Hours: (206) 391-5864 13th District online newsroom NEWS RELEASE GARIBALDI, Wash. — Coast Guard officials are seeking public comment while conducting a waterways analysis and management system (WAMS) review of Tillamook Bay. The Coast Guard uses WAMS to validate the adequacy of the […]
As reported by the Arctic Sounder, the U.S. Coast Guard has issued a marine safety alert following reports that certain types of lighting may cause interference with radio reception. ” In a number of instances, they found that VHF radios and AIS (automatic identification system) receivers suffered a lot of interference when they were used […]
BINGEN, Wash., June 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Insitu’s ScanEagle will provide small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (sUAS ISR) services aboard the entire U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter fleet thanks to a USCG contract award announced on June 7. See the full article on PR News Wire here.