2003-15-North Channel Traffic Separation Scheme Automatic Identification System (AIS) Experimental Service

2003-15-North Channel Traffic Separation Scheme Automatic Identification System (AIS) Experimental Service

Notices to Mariners

North Channel Traffic Separation Scheme Automatic Identification System (AIS) Experimental Service

15 - 2003

Issue Date: 06 October 2003

Aid:

Area: North Coast of Ireland

The Commissioners of Irish Lights hereby give notice that on the 30th October 2003, or as soon thereafter as circumstances permit an Experimental AIS Service will be established at Altacarry Head (Rathlin East) Lighthouse as follows:
 

Location

Altacarry Head (Rathlin East) Lighthouse

Position

55° 18.10' N 06° 10.30' W WGS 84

MMSI Number

002320707

Message Type

AIS short safety related message

Message Content

'Vessels are reminded of the requirements of the Traffic Separation scheme and areas to be avoided in the North Channel - Please reply to this Test Message.'


Mariners are advised that Addressed Messages will be sent from time to time to vessels approaching the area of the North Channel Traffic Separation Scheme.

User comment on the provision of this service is welcomed. Comments should be addressed to the Inspector of Lights & Marine Superintendent, Commissioners of Irish Lights, 16 Lower Pembroke Street, Dublin 2; or by email to aisforum@cil.ie. Alternatively, mariners may reply directly by AIS addressed message to the AIS shore station.

It would be appreciated if users could provide as much of the following detail as possible:
 
All radio navigation systems are susceptible to interference (including jamming) and environmental effects, which can adversely affect their availability. The Commissioners of Irish Lights strongly advise that no single aid to navigation system should be used in isolation and that AIS users should use all alternative means available to cross check the information received.
By Order, T. M. Boyd, Chief Executive.