The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, better known by its name NIMASA, is taking part in the testing phase of the Global AIS 2.0 Demo Project, according to a report in the highly respected publication The Guardian Nigeria earlier this year.
The relationship with Sternula would improve communication channels for ships at sea as part of the agency’s mission to guarantee adoption of international best practices in the Nigerian maritime industry, according to Dr. Bashir Jamoh, Director General of NIMASA, The Guardian Nigeria noted that the IMO’s worldwide e-Navigation policy would be implemented using AIS 2.0 technology.
More about AIS 2.0 (VDES):
- it is the new communication solution to implement the e-Navigation strategy
- AIS 2.0 is an extension to AIS, adding two-way data channels over VHF
- by using special satellite channels (up and down), every ship with a VHF antenna will be able to communicate globally