While driving on a road, a driver is required to have headlights on the vehicle. Similarly even boats and ships are required to have lights. Such lights, known as marine navigation lighting, form a very important part of the marine navigation systems.
The world of AIS (or Automatic Identification System) can often be a confusing one to delve into, with many questions arising such as “what is AIS?”, “why do I need it?”, and “what type of AIS does my ship actually need?”
A compass is a device that helps to correctly pinpoint the geographical direction while on a sea going vessel. A fluxgate compass is a very important and unique tool in marine navigation as it does not operate automatically like other magnetic compasses. Technically a fluxgate compass is an electromagnetic compass which solves the purpose of a conventional compass.
Vessel monitoring systems- VMS, are an integral communication component for ship tracking and it helps in averting any kind of mishap and wrongdoing at sea.
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