Lets face it, anyone with any interest in the sea will come across or will use Marinetraffic.com and other AIS regularly.
What have you found that takes your interest on Marinetraffic right now?
I'll get the ball rolling, mine is that I see a Unspecified ship by the name of HEMLAND and under a Swedish flag in Tramore.
When you zoom right in you can see that the ship, well the AIS transponder is in a house in a estate?
Sometime the AIS can be a huge way off but this is not as its there a while now.
Anyone got any idea's?
I love to try and see if there are any foreign vessels in the fishing box, I think sometimes that can be quite interesting.
the hemland seems to be moored in the middle of mahon co cork now, what the feck like, it turns out with a little google searching the vessel is a fishing vessel
Yeah it messes up like that quite often, I remember seeing a ship in the middle of Kildare one day, however there could have been a transmitter there, but unlikely.
mmh, i have never seen it like this.
You'd see the odd wrong location here and there and when you press the "show current track" button it shows the ships track as straight over land and sea. With the Hemland it has no track?
The ship is now showing up in Tramore again.
Here is a photo of the ship, its currently for sale in Denmark by the look of this website.
Unless someone in Tramore bought themself a Swedish trawler?!
Its a very temperamental system, and does have some flaws, I think it just depends where the satellite is and what kind of transponder they have.
Helmland used to be showing as Lila Askholmen for quite some time - I remember googling it and I came up with this.
What ever transponder is he is using it seems only to be recieving an not transmitting as I have never picked it up on any plotter.
Is there any muscle dredger in Tramore back strand by any chance?
Thanks for that link Jambo, thats another site ill be looking at now!
Interesting read too.
great to see a maritime forum on here, i noticed something that made me smile on marine traffic, the destination of the irish fishing trawler conquest, "the pub!" there is another trawler that has its destination as "anywhere but here",
i was wondering what the hemland was about aswell, is it some guy with the transmitter in his house??