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Old 11-17-2012
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Re: Caution: AIS Apps

Thank you, TakeFive. You are absolutely right. AIS received from marinetraffic.com is only intended for people who live on a coast to identify the boats that pass by their windows.

As a licensed Global Maritime Distress and Safety System Maintainer, it just drives me nuts that anyone would use an iPhone or Android on their boat - that's receiving AIS data from any Internet source - for traffic avoidance. It's like driving down the freeway while only looking in the rear view mirror.

I think it's a symptom of what I call the "mobile device cult" and it's bound to eventually lead to the same serious consequences as texting while driving.

Last edited by patrickbryant; 11-17-2012 at 12:22 AM.
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