Pseudo-AIS targets

Introduction/Additional information: 
This message should be used to transmit VTS targets. This message should be variable in length, based on the amount of VTS targets. The maximum of VTS Targets transmitted in one International FM 16 should be seven (7). Because of the resulting effects of VDL channel loading, the transmission of International FM 16 should be no more than necessary to provide the necessary level of safety.
Attributes: broadcast, VTS transmitting, no acknowledgement.
Permitted as from: 
19/05/2004
Not to be used after: 
01/01/2013
Registrant: 
IMO Circ. 236
Message number: 
8
DAC: 
1
FI: 
17
State: 
deprecated
Number of slots (max): 
3