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AIS NAVIGATION STATUS CODES

Navigational status information has to be manually entered by the OOW


and changed as necessary. It is not automated information and therefore
can be inaccurate as it relies on human intervention.
AIS Navigation Status Codes
Code Description

0 Under way using engine

1 At anchor

2 Not under command

3 Restricted maneuverability

4 Constrained by her draught

5 Moored

6 Aground

7 Engaged in Fishing

8 Under way sailing

Reserved for future amendment of Navigational


9
Status for HSC

Reserved for future amendment of Navigational


10
Status for WIG

11 Reserved for future use

12 Reserved for future use

13 Reserved for future use

14 AIS-SART is active

15 Not defined (default)


AIS DIMENSIONS

AIS Static Voyage Message Dimensions


Field Description Notes

Dimensio Dimension to Distance from position of GPS transponder to


nA Bow the bow of the vessel, measured in meters

Dimensio Dimension to Distance from position of GPS transponder to


nB Stern the stern of the vessel, measured in meters

Dimensio Dimension to Distance from position of GPS transponder to


nC Port the port side of the vessel, measured in meters

Distance from position of GPS transponder to


Dimensio Dimension to
the starboard side of the vessel, measured in
nD Starboard
meters
AIS SHIP TYPE CODES
Codes for Codes for Codes for
Ship Ship Ship
Type Type Type

Ship & Ship & Ship &


C C C
Cargo Cargo Cargo
o o o
Classi Classi Classi
d d d
ficatio ficatio ficatio
e e e
n n n
Not ground future
availab (WIG), use
0 le Hazard
(defaul ous Wing
t) categor in
yB ground
Reserv 2 (WIG),
1- ed for Wing 6 Reserv
19 future in ed for
use ground future
2 (WIG), use
Wing 3 Hazard
in ous Wing
ground categor in
2 (WIG), yC ground
0 all (WIG),
27
ships Wing Reserv
of this in ed for
type ground future
2 (WIG), use
Wing 4 Hazard
in ous Wing
ground categor in
(WIG), yD ground
21
Hazard 2 (WIG),
ous 25 Wing 8 Reserv
categor in ed for
yA ground future
(WIG), use
2 Wing Reserv
2 in ed for 2 Wing
Codes for Codes for Codes for
Ship Ship Ship
Type Type Type

Ship & Ship & Ship &


C C C
Cargo Cargo Cargo
o o o
Classi Classi Classi
d d d
ficatio ficatio ficatio
e e e
n n n
in 3 yB
Sailing
ground 6
(WIG), High
9 Reserv Pleasur speed
37
ed for e Craft craft
future 4 (HSC),
use 3 Reserv 3 Hazard
8 ed ous
3 categor
Fishing 3 Reserv
0 yC
9 ed
31 Towing High
High speed
Towing speed craft
: length craft 4 (HSC),
exceed 4 (HSC), 4 Hazard
s 200m 0 all ous
3
or ships categor
2 of this
breadt yD
h type
exceed High
s 25m High speed
speed craft
Dredgi craft (HSC),
ng or (HSC), 45
41 Reserv
33 underw Hazard ed for
ater ous future
ops categor use
yA
3 Diving 4 High
4 ops 4 High 6 speed
2 speed craft
Militar craft (HSC),
35
y ops (HSC), Reserv
Hazard ed for
ous future
categor
Codes for Codes for Codes for
Ship Ship Ship
Type Type Type

Ship & Ship & Ship &


C C C
Cargo Cargo Cargo
o o o
Classi Classi Classi
d d d
ficatio ficatio ficatio
e e e
n n n
use vessel ion No.
18
High 52 Tug
speed Passen
craft Port ger, all
53 6
(HSC), Tender ships
47 0
Reserv of this
ed for Anti- type
future polluti
use 54 on Passen
equipm ger,
High ent Hazard
61
speed ous
craft Law categor
4 (HSC), 55 Enforc yA
8 Reserv ement
ed for Passen
future Spare - ger,
use 56 Local 6 Hazard
Vessel 2 ous
High categor
speed Spare - yB
craft 57 Local
(HSC), Vessel Passen
4 ger,
No
9 Medica
additio 6 Hazard
nal 5 l 3 ous
inform 8 Transp categor
ation ort yC

5 Pilot 59 Nonco Passen


0 Vessel mbatan ger,
t ship 6 Hazard
51 Search accordi 4 ous
and ng to categor
Rescue RR yD
Resolut
Codes for Codes for Codes for
Ship Ship Ship
Type Type Type

Ship & Ship & Ship &


C C C
Cargo Cargo Cargo
o o o
Classi Classi Classi
d d d
ficatio ficatio ficatio
e e e
n n n
Passen ships future
ger, of this use
Reserv type
65
ed for Cargo,
future Cargo, Reserv
use Hazard 77 ed for
71 ous future
Passen categor use
ger, yA
6 Reserv Cargo,
6 ed for Cargo, Reserv
future Hazard 78 ed for
use 72 ous future
categor use
Passen yB
ger, Cargo,
Reserv Cargo, No
67
ed for Hazard additio
79
future 73 ous nal
use categor inform
yC ation
Passen
ger, Cargo, Tanker
6 Reserv Hazard , all
8
8 ed for 74 ous ships
0
future categor of this
use yD type

Passen Cargo, Tanker


ger, No Reserv ,
6 additio 75 ed for Hazard
81
9 nal future ous
inform use categor
ation yA
76 Cargo,
7 Cargo, Reserv 8 Tanker
0 all ed for 2 ,
Codes for Codes for Codes for
Ship Ship Ship
Type Type Type

Ship & Ship & Ship &


C C C
Cargo Cargo Cargo
o o o
Classi Classi Classi
d d d
ficatio ficatio ficatio
e e e
n n n
Hazard future yB
ous use
categor Other
yB Tanker Type,
, 9 Hazard
Tanker 8 Reserv 3 ous
, 8 ed for categor
8 Hazard future yC
3 ous use
categor Other
yC Tanker Type,
, No 9 Hazard
Tanker 8 additio 4 ous
, 9 nal categor
8 Hazard inform yD
4 ous ation
categor Other
yD Other Type,
Type, Reserv
95
Tanker 9 all ed for
, 0 ships future
8 Reserv of this use
5 ed for type
future Other
use Other Type,
Type, 9 Reserv
Tanker Hazard 6 ed for
91
, ous future
8 Reserv categor use
6 ed for yA
future Other
use 9 Other Type,
2 Type, Reserv
97
87 Tanker Hazard ed for
, ous future
Reserv categor use
ed for
Codes for Codes for Codes for
Ship Ship Ship
Type Type Type

Ship & Ship & Ship &


C C C
Cargo Cargo Cargo
o o o
Classi Classi Classi
d d d
ficatio ficatio ficatio
e e e
n n n
Other use additio
9 Type, nal
8 Reserv 9 Other inform
ed for 9 Type, ation
future no
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