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Russell Judge
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« on: October 08, 2020, 10:51:04 am »

I FOUND THE SHIP DESIGNATION "WIG" ON A COUPLE OF OTHER SITES (FLEETMON & VESSELFINDER FOR CUNADO
ENI 02325102
THE EXPLANATION IS "WING IN GROUND"
I AM STILL NONE THE WISER.
WHAT IS THIS?
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« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2020, 11:23:42 am »

This might help as a starting point https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ground-effect_vehicle. At least WIG is mentioned ..how it applies to a barge??
However,
AIS vessel type code does show ( https://coast.noaa.gov/data/marinecadastre/ais/VesselTypeCodes2018.pdf )
Tug Tow 21 21 Wing in ground (WIG), hazardous category A
Tug Tow 22 22 Wing in ground (WIG), hazardous category B
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« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2020, 12:53:50 pm »

I've seen this many times before on AIS transmissions and most of the time it would seem to be an error. Someone on board enters the wrong code into the AIS box..

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« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2020, 01:50:26 am »

Yes, I agree that it is weird.
Much as a WIG might keep me warmer, we can forbear having a new category for what sound like a crashed airplane.
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« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2020, 07:26:00 am »

Every time I see the WIG in Fleetmon, as user I can and do change it to the correct category. The database owner is happy and the database improves in quality. For this website I would rate it as a plane and not as a ship. Isn't it just a modern version of the old flying boats (as used par example in WW2)?
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