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Old 26-04-2009, 18:29   #1
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http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/

Check this site out: Live Ships Map - AIS - Vessel Traffic and Positions It is awesome!
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Old 26-04-2009, 19:01   #2
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That's amazing!
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Old 26-04-2009, 19:09   #3
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OK thats great

Need the internet at sea.. Oh well, it will be OK for the next few hundred miles along the coast. Then it seems to get abit eyone its operation area.

One ship just disapeared.....

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Old 26-04-2009, 19:48   #4
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Now that is sweet. I am invested in several shipping companies, and now I can see where "my" ships are!
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Old 26-04-2009, 23:14   #5
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I did not see any ships listed in the Gulf of Aden or the Indian Ocean off Somalia. Is that a security measure so that pirates can't see where the ships are located?
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Old 27-04-2009, 05:40   #6
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You might be right, Dave. The Panama Canal area isn't covered, either, but the Suez Canal is.
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Hud et al,

I think the web security issue is moot. As reported in the WSJ, one of the leaders of one of the most active pirate gruops bragged that they had all of the modern electronic equipment on their "mother ships" including AIS. One can quite easily look up sailings on the web and from there determine likely sea lanes and times of transit. Unless ships are able to turn off their AIS equipment, they are easily detected.

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Old 27-04-2009, 10:21   #8
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standard practice to turn AIS off in Gulf of Arden

as per recommendations of many national maritime safety groups

Sjøfartsdirektoratet - Use of AIS in area of Somalia coast line and in the bay of Aden

the above link is from the Norwegian Maritime Directorate
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Check this site out: Live Ships Map - AIS - Vessel Traffic and Positions It is awesome!

WELL DONE Roy M!!!

Very, very cool!!!

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Old 27-04-2009, 16:25   #10
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I think the reason why there are gaps in coverage is that they need volunteers with shorebased AIS to connect to their system.

It would be a bit of fun for the retired cruisers to put one up and help us lesser than retired

Theres details on the website.



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