Originally Posted by chef2sail
Unless the ship/ boat is a fishing vessel in which case it doesn't carry AIS . I think the radar and AIS are equally important.
Come on. Gotta grow up a bit!
Fishing boats use it. Especially ocean going ones. Its obligitaory in the Med where the OP is coming from.
If any dont use it then they are costal USA boats that also should grow a brain before they are legislated to have one.