Tuesday, November 10, 2020
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 an incident on the south-east coast...

November 10, 2020
Total Views: 844

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 $10,000 and withdrawing its flag from...

June 1, 2020
Total Views: 56

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

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 he joined the Navy in February...

December 22, 2019
Total Views: 135

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 activity and smuggling, and to...

July 29, 2019
Total Views: 26

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
shinya ocean collision
Interesting

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, resulting a major damage...

March 26, 2019
Total Views: 329

Monday, March 25, 2019
Blog

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 Saturday. The...

March 25, 2019
Total Views: 105

Thursday, December 27, 2018
Ship Radar ECDIS Console
Interesting

AIS Problems Revealed in East China Sea

By Laura Kovary (Environmental Maritime Services) –  Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) are causing problems for mariners transiting waters where there are high concentrations of fishing vessels, particularly in the East...

December 27, 2018
Total Views: 210

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 resembling toaster ovens...

November 30, 2018
Total Views: 75

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. Germany’s Central Command...

November 16, 2018
Total Views: 53

Friday, November 9, 2018
KNM Helge Ingstad sinking
Interesting

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 on the west coast of Norway....

November 9, 2018
Total Views: 73

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 Coast Guard said it has received reports...

August 17, 2018
Total Views: 207

Monday, July 23, 2018
Interesting

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 Kalon and Osios...

July 23, 2018
Total Views: 1176

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 vessels in high-traffic areas. The...

September 21, 2017
Total Views: 228

Saturday, April 22, 2017
Evergreen

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 interactive map that plots 250 million data points to show the movements of...

April 22, 2017
Total Views: 298

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
True Heading ATON Mobile Screenshot HR PRG
Press Releases

First AIS Aid to Navigation in Sweden Deployed

Danderyd, Sweden – True Heading, leading manufacturer of Automatic Identification System (AIS) solutions, GPS compasses and app navigation, announced today that it has supplied an AIS Aid to Navigation (ATON)...

May 26, 2015
Total Views: 8

Sunday, March 1, 2015
Maritime News

AIS Replay of MV Maersk Garonne Grounding in Fremantle, Western Australia [VIDEO]

Here’s an AIS reconstruction showing the grounding of the MV Maersk Garonne as it entered Fremantle Inner Harbour in Western Australia early Saturday morning. As gCaptain reported, the vessel was...

March 1, 2015
Total Views: 10

Monday, November 17, 2014
Maritime News

New Satellite Data Reveals Major Uptick in Global Maritime Traffic

Maritime traffic on the world’s oceans has increased four-fold over the past 20 years, according to a new study published by the American Geophysical Union quantifying global ship traffic and its impacts on the environment.

November 17, 2014
Total Views: 152

Thursday, October 23, 2014
News

AIS Reliance Contributed to Dover Strait Collision -REPORT

An investigation by the UK’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch into a January 2014 collision between a Rickmers’ cargo ship and a crane barge in the Dover Strait has found that...

October 23, 2014
Total Views: 38

Thursday, February 6, 2014
buoy mombasa kenya
Blog

USCG Rolling Out AIS Aids to Navigation: Are They Safe AND Secure?

By Captain Richard Madden – There are new buoys – and is some cases virtual buoys – coming to a U.S. port near you.  First seen in the port of Mombasa, Kenya...

February 6, 2014
Total Views: 51

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
News

Phantom Ships Expose Weakness in AIS Vessel-Tracking System

Shippers, traders and researchers monitoring global vessel traffic in the past six months might have seen an imaginary U.S. ferry sail to North Korea, a tugboat go from the Mississippi River to a Dallas lake in two minutes and the path of a fake Italian yacht spelling out PWNED -- hacker slang for “defeated.”

October 29, 2013
Total Views: 41