Automatic Information System (AIS) and Notice of Arrival and Departure Rule Hearing in Seattle, March 25


The Coast Guard will hold a public meeting in Seattle, WA to receive your comments on both the AIS and the Notice of Arrival and Departure Rule as follows:


Wednesday, March 25, 2009

1:00 p.m.

Henry M. Jackson Federal Building

915 Second Ave., Fourth Floor, North Auditorium Seattle, WA


The notice of proposed rulemaking proposes expanding AIS to several classes of vessels including passenger vessels that carry 50 or more passengers and high speed vessels (30 knots or higher) carrying more than 12 in all waters of the U.S.. In addition, the proposed rule requires advanced notice of arrival and departure reporting for vessels on international voyages. The comment period is open until April 15.


Click here for a copy of the Federal Register notice, go to Docket USCG-2005-21869