The Assembly,
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The Assembly,

 RECALLING Article 15(j) of the Convention on the International Maritime Organization concerning the functions of the Assembly in relation to regulations and guidelines concerning maritime safety,

 RECALLING ALSO the provisions of regulation V/19 of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 1974, as amended, requiring all ships of 300 gross tonnage and upwards engaged on international voyages, cargo ships of 500 gross tonnage and upwards not engaged on international voyages and passenger ships irrespective of size to be fitted with an automatic identification system (AIS), as specified in SOLAS regulation V/19.2.4, taking into account the recommendations adopted by the Organization,

 RECALLING FURTHER resolution A.917(22), as amended by resolution A.956(23), by which it adopted Guidelines for the onboard operational use of shipborne automatic identification systems (AIS),

 HAVING CONSIDERED the recommendations made by the Maritime Safety Committee at its ninety-fourth session,

 1 ADOPTS the Revised guidelines for the onboard operational use of shipborne automatic identification systems (AIS), set out in the annex to the present resolution;

2 INVITES Governments concerned to take into account the annexed revised guidelines when implementing SOLAS regulations V/11, 12 and 19;

3 ALSO INVITES Governments which are considering setting or have set regional frequencies or otherwise make use of AIS channel management, including changing to narrow-band operation for whatever reason, to take into account the possible impact on the use of AIS at sea and that it should only be used for urgent temporary situations. In such cases Governments should notify the Organization of such areas and designated frequencies, for urgent circulation of that information to all Member Governments;

4 REQUESTS the Maritime Safety Committee to keep the revised guidelines under review and amend them as appropriate;

5 REVOKES resolution A.917(22), as amended by resolution A.956(23).

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