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Updated23/01/2018 11:30 

AIS - Ship Movements - World

Check out the following, ports/habours -
Cornwall - Falmouth - Newlyn and Penzance - Newquay - Padstow - Plymouth **** UK - Europe - World
23/10/2013 Marine Traffic updated map providing a better layout, more info
Click on the map the area you are interested in for a zoomed in view

AIS - Automatic Identification System is an aid to navigation to help ships avoid collisions, as well as assisting the rescue services and port authorities to better control sea traffic.
The system is based on AIS (Automatic Identification System). As from December 2004, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) requires all vessels over 299GT to carry an AIS transponder on board, which transmits their position, speed and course, among some other static information, such as vesselís name, dimensions and voyage details. Smaller vessels can also be fitted with AIS to help them see and be seen.
The transponders send data about the vessel in digital format using VHF radio with a GPS (Global Positioning System) receiver, which collects position and movement details.
The map is using AIS data collected by Marine Traffic from "Sharers" who send the AIS data they receive to the Marine Traffic server to give an overall view of shipping around the globe.
Vessel positions may be up to one hour old or incomplete. Data is provided for informational only and is not related by any means to the safety of navigation.

Coverage around the coast may be limited, do not be alarmed if vessels suddenly vanish or appear, as they are either leaving or entering an area covered by an AIS receiving station.
Update 25/3/13
Comar SLR 200N faulty returned to comar systems for repair, returned repaired and tested free of charge 3/4/2013. Excellent 5 star service, bought in 2009.
Update 18/7/09
Comar SLR 200N up and running, configured for marinetraffic.com, Metz Manta-6 VHF Antenna fitted this afternoon, finished just before the rain.
Update 17/7/09
Comar SLR 200N up and testing, to be configured for marinetraffic.com, Metz Manta-6 VHF Antenna, just arrived as I was typing this.
Update 14/7/09
Comar SLR 200N arrived from www.seawhisper.co.uk, excellent service, Metz Manta-6 VHF Antenna ordered from "Salty John" ebay shop, power supply ordered from Dimensions of Newquay and cable ordered from "Rocket Radio" Hertfordshire .
Update 13/7/09
Ordered Comar SLR 200N from www.seawhisper.co.uk [Best price found], Will let you know on progress, still require power supply, cable and antenna.
# No AIS station here, dependant on radio propagation - * AIS station 24/7
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