Can I use another tracking device instead of an MMO approved I-VMS device?
No. All under 12m English vessels must operate with an MMO type approved I-VMS device, once the legislation comes into force.
Vessels from other nationalities are not bound to this requirement, providing their device has been endorsed and recognised by their fisheries authority, and the device must provide the same level of data, accuracy and performance to the UK VMS Hub when operating in English waters. AIS will not be accepted.