Model Course 1.34: Automatic Identification Systems (T134E)

Published Date

January 2006

Model Course 1.34: Automatic Identification Systems (T134E)

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The organisation has mandated, in SOLAS Chapter V, the carriage of equipment meeting the requirements of the Universal Shipbourne Automatic Identification System (AIS) on all larger ships.

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Courses based on this model course may be standalone and as such will be useful for updating existing watchkeeping staff. For seafarers who are training to become an Officer of the Watch (OOW) it is good practice to ensure an appropriate level of integration between this model course and Model Course 1.07 (Radar navigation, radar plotting and use of ARPA) and Model Course 7.03 (Officer in charge of a navigational watch).


Training colleges undertaking such a course will need a simple AIS simulator and a radar target tracker (ARPA) simulator with AIS display capabilities. System requirements are discussed under ‘Teaching facilities and equipment’ in part A of this model course. A detailed discussion on simulator exercises is given in the final section of part D.

The purpose of the IMO model course is to assist maritime training institutes and their teaching staff in organizing and introducing new training courses or in enhancing, updating or supplementing existing raining material where the quality and effectiveness of the training courses may thereby be improved.

A​​s a specialized agency of the United Nations, IMO is the global standard-setting authority for the safety, security and environmental performance of international shipping. Its main role is to create a regulatory framework for the shipping industry that is fair and effective, universally adopted and universally implemented.  

In other words, its role is to create a level playing-field so that ship operators cannot address their financial issues by simply cutting corners and compromising on safety, security and environmental performance. This approach also encourages innovation and efficiency.

Shipping is a truly international industry, and it can only operate effectively if the regulations and standards are themselves agreed, adopted and implemented on an international basis. And IMO is the forum at which this process takes place.

Title: Model Course 1.34: Automatic Identification Systems (T134E)
Number of Pages: 102
Product Code: 4410M098
ISBN: ISBN 13: 9789280142273, ISBN 10: 9280142275
Published Date: January 2006
Binding Format: Paperback
Book Height: 300 mm
Book Width: 210 mm
Book Spine: 5 mm
Weight: 0.40 kg
Author: IMO

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