in international regulation all ships not engaged in international voyages to have ais fitted before 1st july 2008
AS PER DG in isps
dated oct 2004
not required for coastal vsls less than 500grt
brendon & kamlesh
The regulation requires AIS to be fitted aboard all ships of 300 gross tonnage and upwards engaged on international voyages, cargo ships of 500 gross tonnage and upwards not engaged on international voyages and all passenger ships irrespective of size. The requirement became effective for all ships by 31 December 2004.