Marine traffic

marine traffic

What is the marine traffic?

Are you still here? The Marine Traffic is a Live Radar system which allows users all around the world to track ships, freighter, cargo ships, tanker ships, human trafficker, liner, passenger ships, SAR (search and rescue helicopter), sports boats, yachts, vessels, cruiser ships and so on.

What do the icons and colors on the marine traffic map mean?

All different ships or vessels on the marine traffic map have different icons and colors. Each icon and color has a different meaning. The arrow means that the ship is currently driving. The arrow also points to the direction the ship is going. The round point means that the vessel is currently not moving or has anchored.

What do the MMSI numbers on a boat mean?

Small ships like sport boats usually have to transmit only the most important informations. The MMSI number consists of 9 digit numbers, the first 3 digits give information about the nationality of the vessel. The last 6 numbers identify the individual vessel.

Why do people visit marine traffic?

People visited marine traffic either for their private or business needs. Majority of them uses the present ship locator and these users can be identified as those ship spotters, hobbyist, and crew members’ families.

How many ships are there in MarineTraffic?

MarineTraffic Live Ships Map. Discover information and vessel positions for vessels around the world. Search the MarineTraffic ships database of more than 550000 active and decommissioned vessels. Search for popular ships globally.

What is the local marine traffic study?

The local marine traffic study focuses on the immediate geographical area of the concerned region and approaches to identify The local marine traffic study focuses on the immediate geographical area of the concerned region and approaches to identify Types and sizes of ships in the area of the terminal and approaches.

What is an MMSI number on a ship?

The maritime DSC (digital service calling), AIS (automatic identification systems, and other equipment use these identification numbers to specifically identify a ship or a radio station on the coast. If you get an MMSI number, it will function similarly to your mobile phone number.

Why do I need an MMSI or maritime mobile service identity?

In order to use this function, you must have an MMSI or Maritime Mobile Service Identity number. This nine digit number, assigned free of charge by Industry Canada, identifies your vessel and allows you to send a distress alert to Coast Guard or communicate with other vessels. Reason #1 is safety.

What is the difference between MMSI and IMO and call sign?

MMSI, IMO and Call Sign – What is the difference? The United States Coast Guard indicates that MMSI stands for Maritime Mobile Service Identities, and it is a nine-digit unique number identifier used by AIS tracking systems. Like the Call Sign this is a regulated number and it is done so over in Geneva, Switzerland.

How do I Register my MMSI number with BoatUS?

You can register your FCC issued MMSI number on the BoatUS website by going to the Non-BoatUS MMSI service page. Note: that if you plan to make broadcasts in foreign waters you will need to obtain a new FCC licenses. How can I transfer a FCC assigned MMSI number to a new boat owner and programmed radio?

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