AIS class vessel's Voyage information

Lack of voyage information in AIS class vessels

AIS on board vessels can be classified as Class A and Class B.

AIS class A

AIS is included in the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) convention for: vessels are:

  • vessels of 300 gross tonnage and upwards engaged on international voyages
  • vessels of 500 gross tonnage and upwards not engaged on international voyages
  • passenger ships irrespective of size.

The AIS referred to in the SOLAS convention is often termed ‘AIS Class A’.

AIS class B

AIS Class B is intended for use on non-SOLAS vessels. These can include domestic commercial vessels and pleasure craft.

In regards to the voyage information AIS class A vessels reports Destination and ETA more as compared to AIS Class B vessels. which is normal when looking at global AIS. class B vessels and small class A vessels tend not to report voyage data.

Below data metrics shows 24 hours data of all vessels type reported voyage information( Destination and ETA) with respect to AIS class.

Ship Type AIS Vessel Class
A B
GENERAL_CARGO 15982 234
OTHER 7025 118
DRY_BULK 6983 36
GENERAL_TANKER 6374 108
TUG 5434 92
FISHING 3664 104
VEHICLE_PASSENGER 2722 40
TANKER_PRODUCT 2637 49
CONTAINER 2394 11
OFFSHORE 1827 16
TANKER_CHEMICALS 1209 23
TANKER_CRUDE 1098 6
GAS_CARRIER 598 4
LNG_CARRIER 414 5
CAR_CARRIER 376 0
ROLL_ON_ROLL_OFF 323 3
REEFER 226 2
LIVESTOCK 16 0
COMBINATION_CARRIER 9 0

 

Ship type classification and description:

shipTypeDescription

vesselType

Wing in ground (WIG), all ships of this type

OTHER

Wing in ground (WIG), Hazardous category A

OTHER

Wing in ground (WIG), Hazardous category B

OTHER

Wing in ground (WIG), Hazardous category C

OTHER

Wing in ground (WIG), Hazardous category D

OTHER

Wing in ground (WIG), Reserved for future use

OTHER

Wing in ground (WIG), Reserved for future use

OTHER

Wing in ground (WIG), Reserved for future use

OTHER

Wing in ground (WIG), Reserved for future use

OTHER

Wing in ground (WIG), Reserved for future use

OTHER

Fishing

FISHING

Towing

TUG

Towing, TUG"

null

Dredging or underwater ops

OTHER

Diving ops

OFFSHORE

Military Ops

OTHER

Sailing

OTHER

Pleasure Craft

OTHER

Reserved

OTHER

Reserved

OTHER

High speed craft (HSC), all ships of this type

OTHER

High speed craft (HSC), Hazardous category A

OTHER

High speed craft (HSC), Hazardous category B

OTHER

High speed craft (HSC), Hazardous category C

OTHER

High speed craft (HSC), Hazardous category D

OTHER

High speed craft (HSC), Reserved for future use

OTHER

High speed craft (HSC), Reserved for future use

OTHER

High speed craft (HSC), Reserved for future use

OTHER

High speed craft (HSC), Reserved for future use

OTHER

High speed craft (HSC), No additional information

OTHER

Pilot Vessel

OTHER

Search and Rescue vessel

OTHER

Tug

TUG

Port Tender

OTHER

Anti-pollution equipment

OTHER

Law Enforcement

OTHER

Spare - Local Vessel

OTHER

Spare - Local Vessel

OTHER

Medical Transport

OTHER

Noncombatant ship according to RR Resolution No. 18

OTHER

Passenger, all ships of this type

VEHICLE_PASSENGER

Passenger, Hazardous category A

VEHICLE_PASSENGER

Passenger, Hazardous category B

VEHICLE_PASSENGER

Passenger, Hazardous category C

VEHICLE_PASSENGER

Passenger, Hazardous category D

VEHICLE_PASSENGER

Passenger, Reserved for future use

VEHICLE_PASSENGER

Passenger, Reserved for future use

VEHICLE_PASSENGER

Passenger, Reserved for future use

VEHICLE_PASSENGER

Passenger, Reserved for future use

VEHICLE_PASSENGER

Passenger, No additional information

VEHICLE_PASSENGER

Cargo, all ships of this type

GENERAL_CARGO

Cargo, Hazardous category A

GENERAL_CARGO

Cargo, Hazardous category B

GENERAL_CARGO

Cargo, Hazardous category C

GENERAL_CARGO

Cargo, Hazardous category D

GENERAL_CARGO

Cargo, Reserved for future use

GENERAL_CARGO

Cargo, Reserved for future use

GENERAL_CARGO

Cargo, Reserved for future use

GENERAL_CARGO

Cargo, Reserved for future use

GENERAL_CARGO

Cargo, No additional information

GENERAL_CARGO

Tanker, all ships of this type

GENERAL_TANKER

Tanker, Hazardous category A

GENERAL_TANKER

Tanker, Hazardous category B

GENERAL_TANKER

Tanker, Hazardous category C

GENERAL_TANKER

Tanker, Hazardous category D

GENERAL_TANKER

Tanker, Reserved for future use

GENERAL_TANKER

Tanker, Reserved for future use

GENERAL_TANKER

Tanker, Reserved for future use

GENERAL_TANKER

Tanker, Reserved for future use

GENERAL_TANKER

Tanker, No additional information

GENERAL_TANKER

Other Type, all ships of this type

OTHER

Other Type, Hazardous category A

OTHER

Other Type, Hazardous category B

OTHER

Other Type, Hazardous category C

OTHER

Other Type, Hazardous category D

OTHER

Other Type, Reserved for future use

OTHER

Other Type, Reserved for future use

OTHER

Other Type, Reserved for future use

OTHER

Other Type, Reserved for future use

OTHER

Other Type, no additional information

OTHER