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Old 21-09-2016, 13:24   #31
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Re: AIS Satellite vessel tracking

Originally Posted by chouliha View Post
In the SP class B AIS vessels are being picked up by Satellite and relayed to marine traffic. Working the Pac Sea Net we often use our relay in NZ to look up vessels that may miss a check in. Or insure they arrived to close out the roll all on that vessel.

G'Day Chuck (and Linda),

That's a very interesting use for AIS data! It would have saved a lot of anxious moments that I remember from days of checking into the MMSN years ago. Hve you found that it is reliable in terms of frequent updates by the sat service?


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Old 21-09-2016, 13:39   #32
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AIS Satellite vessel tracking

Hi Jim and Ann

We just heard about this from ZL1PWD who runs a marine checkin service 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.....

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