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Wednesday, April 3, 2024
UKMTO incident alert overlaid on an image of ships

Vessel Reports ‘Electronic Interference’ Incident in Persian Gulf

The United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) office reported an “electronic interference” incident involving a merchant ship in the Persian

April 3, 2024
Total Views: 3011

Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Kpler Acquires MarineTraffic and FleetMon

Kpler Acquires MarineTraffic and FleetMon

Some big acquisition news today in the world of ship tracking… Brussels-based data intelligence and cargo-tracking company Kpler announced the

February 15, 2023
Total Views: 2503

Monday, January 30, 2023
Columbia River Fishing Vessel Investigated for AIS Violation

Columbia River Fishing Vessel Investigated for AIS Violation

The U.S. Coast Guard is pursuing a civil penalty against a commercial fishing vessel for violating Automated Identification System (AIS) regulations near the

January 30, 2023
Total Views: 12253

Sunday, December 25, 2022
A boarding team from the Coast Guard Cutter Mellon (WHEC 717) approach a fishing vessel on the high seas in January 2019 while patrolling in support of counter-Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported fishing and global security missions. U.S. Coast Guard Photo

When Fishing Boats Go Dark At Sea, They’re Often Committing Crimes

Heather Welch (The Converstion)–In January 2019, the Korean-flagged fishing vessel Oyang 77 sailed south toward international waters off Argentina. The

December 25, 2022
Total Views: 13712

Thursday, November 10, 2022
A digitally enhanced image of ships

Spire Launches ‘Dark Shipping’ and ‘Spoofing’ Detection

Space-based data company Spire Global (NYSE: SPIR) has launched what it describes as a dark shipping detection product to track vessels manipulating their

November 10, 2022
Total Views: 3884

Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Cargo ship Guangdong Port

Off The Grid: Chinese Data Law Adds to Global Shipping Disruption

By Jonathan Saul and Eduardo Baptista LONDON/HONG KONG, Nov 17 (Reuters) – Ships in Chinese waters are disappearing from tracking systems following the

November 17, 2021
Total Views: 5232

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Challenging Assumptions Around the MV Wakashio Grounding
Maritime News

Challenging Assumptions Around the MV Wakashio Grounding

By Dr Ryan Lloyd, Head Of Research And Development at Geollect – On Sunday 25th July 2020, the Panama-flagged Japanese-owned MV Wakashio was involved in

November 10, 2020
Total Views: 946

Monday, June 1, 2020
tanker at sea
Maritime News

Panama-Flagged Ships Face Fine for Tampering with Tracking Systems

By Elida Moreno PANAMA CITY, May 31 (Reuters) – Panama’s Maritime Authority said it will impose sanctions on vessels, including fines of up to

June 1, 2020
Total Views: 90

Sunday, December 22, 2019
US Navy Integrated Bridge Navigation System

Flawed Bridge Technology Set The USS McCain Up For Disaster

By T. Christian Miller, Megan Rose, Robert Faturechi and Agnes Chang (ProPublica) Dakota Bordeaux had rarely traveled outside his home state of Oklahoma before

December 22, 2019
Total Views: 426

Monday, July 29, 2019
Ship Radar ECDIS Console
Maritime News

United States Wants Ships to Keep Their AIS On

By Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON, July 29 (Reuters) – The United States wants all ships to keep their tracking transponders on to cut down on illicit

July 29, 2019
Total Views: 70

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
shinya ocean collision

LNG Carrier Collides with VLCC Off Fujairah, UAE – AIS Animation

A Shipping Corporation of India LNG carrier collided with a very large crude carrier at a Fujairah anchorage in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday evening,

March 26, 2019
Total Views: 859

Monday, March 25, 2019
Watch: AIS Animation Shows Just How Close the Viking Sky Cruise Ship Came to Disaster

Watch: AIS Animation Shows Just How Close the Viking Sky Cruise Ship Came to Disaster

An animation of the Viking Sky’s AIS ship tracking shows just how close the cruise came to disaster after losing power along the west coast of Norway on

March 25, 2019
Total Views: 289

Thursday, December 27, 2018
Ship Radar ECDIS Console

AIS Problems Revealed in East China Sea

By Laura Kovary (Environmental Maritime Services) –  Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) are causing problems for mariners transiting waters

December 27, 2018
Total Views: 474

Friday, November 30, 2018
HawkEye 360 satellite
Maritime News

SpaceX Rocket Carries New Cubed Satellites That Will Hunt ‘Dark Ships’

By Kyle Stock (Bloomberg) — If all goes as planned with the scheduled SpaceX launch Sunday, a startup called HawkEye 360 will have a trio of satellites

November 30, 2018
Total Views: 89

Friday, November 16, 2018
EEMS Cobalt PAKSOY 1 collision
Maritime News

AIS Animation Shows Bizarre U-Turn Collision in North Sea

Two cargo ships collided in the North Sea off the northwestern coast of Germany on Thursday, resulting in damage to both ships but so far no pollution.

November 16, 2018
Total Views: 183

Friday, November 9, 2018
KNM Helge Ingstad sinking

Video: AIS Animation Shows Collision Between Oil Tanker and Norwegian Frigate

Check out this an AIS animation below showing Thursday’s collision between an oil tanker and a Norwegian frigate taking place in the Hjeltefjorden fjord

November 9, 2018
Total Views: 284

Friday, August 17, 2018
ship bridge at night
Maritime News

U.S. Coast Guard Warns of LED Lighting Interfering with VHF-FM Radio and AIS Reception

The U.S. Coast Guard is warning the maritime community regarding the potential interference of VHF-FM radio and AIS reception from LED lighting.  The

August 17, 2018
Total Views: 484

Monday, July 23, 2018
AIS Animation Shows Suez Canal Mayhem After Ship Grounds

AIS Animation Shows Suez Canal Mayhem After Ship Grounds

On 15 July 2018, container ship Aeneas ran aground in the Suez Canal during a southbound transit. As a result of the grounding, the Panamax Alexander, Sakizaya

July 23, 2018
Total Views: 1323

Thursday, September 21, 2017
uss john s. mccain collision
Maritime News

CNO: U.S. Navy Ships Told to Turn AIS Transmitting ‘ON’ in High-Traffic Areas

The U.S. Navy has already taken action to prevent future mishaps involving its ships at sea, including turning on the Automatic Identification Systems of its

September 21, 2017
Total Views: 794

Saturday, April 22, 2017
This Mesmerizing Interactive Map Displays Ship Movements Across the Globe

This Mesmerizing Interactive Map Displays Ship Movements Across the Globe

Researchers at UCL Energy Institute together with London-based data visualization and digital journalism studio Kiln have released this amazing

April 22, 2017
Total Views: 781


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