Alan Kerr wrote: Just curious whether the lock keepers on the Grand Gabarit have access to & use AIS.
Not as far as I am aware, Alan. I recall asking the question of a lock keeper some years ago and was told no. I said it is a pity as they would better be able to organise their locking. However, good use of VHF does that and we, with our AIS, can look ahead and plan "our" life accordingly.