Originally Posted by boristhebold
But then again didnt one of the condor boats run over a french fisherman some time ago, I wonder if the fisherman had AIS ?
Yes indeed, a sad event that and not so long ago. As far as I know the fishing boat had only the minimum spec radar reflector, certainly nothing like AIS.
I might be missing the point, but are all vessels not to be avoided when it comes to collisions? Surely the technology needs to adapt as it becomes more common, rather than small craft just being ignored. As Erin said, icons that reflect the size of vessel and temporary de-clutter button all sound good.
I realise that it is my responsibility to stay out of the way of vessels constrained by their size, but it is also my responsibility to do everything I can to be seen by them.