Vessel names are taken directly from the AIS message a vessel broadcasts. Transmitters sometimes have errors or are not always properly configured. In some cases, we are able to match vessels to fishing registries and will use the name from there.
Why are vessel names sometimes garbled or blank?Why are vessel names sometimes garbled or blank?
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- What is AIS?
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