Hi Jim and Ann
We just heard about this from ZL1PWD who runs a marine
from Russell in Bay Of Islands and is a net control on PAC Sea Net. I was surprised as well. But for example we asked about a certain vessel and he logged onto to his account with the AIS marine traffic and got a hit within a minute. The report was about 5 minutes old!
So now if we don't get a checkin for a couple days Peter logs
onto his account and queries them. If they have a transmitter he will see them. Marine Rescue
Papeete also subscribes to this service as well. Haha thinking about sneaking into Fatu Hiva for a week.....
All the best to you two