Ghana warns ships over AIS

GMA says ships are turning AIS off.

Vessels on Ghanaian waters warned against non-communication

The Ghana Maritime Authority (GMA) has warned that captains of vessels operating in Ghanaian waters and beyond who switch off their communication gadgets do so at their own risk.

Mr Peter Azumah, the Director General, GMA, said “help would only come when we know where you are when you are in distress.”
“For some strange reasons, some vessels just put of their gadgets and we cannot hear from them and these are the same vessels which often fall prey to pirates and discomfort,” he said.

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