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Overcoming Your Biggest Vessel Tracking Challenges

Posted by Chris Leslie on Oct 16, 2018 1:46:24 PM

Almost 90% of everything we buy arrives via seaborne trade, which consists of over 55,000 merchant ships, registered to 150 nations. With statistics like this, it is no wonder that “ship-tracking” and “vessel-tracking” have become far more prevalent in today’s business world. So, what exactly is vessel tracking or a vessel tracking system (VTS)?

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The Value in Marine Asset Protection

Posted by Aaron Kline on Sep 25, 2018 6:07:00 AM

The Risks to Fixed Offshore Assets

All fixed subsea and surface assets, such as pipelines and offshore platforms, are at risk of nearby vessels impacting them. There are three primary reasons a vessel could threaten an asset:

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The Difference Between AIS and LRIT

Posted by Julie Zamarripa on Sep 18, 2018 6:07:00 AM

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6 AIS Ship Tracking Features You Need Now

Posted by Chris Leslie on Aug 29, 2018 6:07:00 AM

What is AIS Ship Tracking?

Automatic Identification System, otherwise known as AIS, is a ship tracking system used by various maritime stakeholders around the world. It uses a VHF radio transmission to broadcast the ships location to other ships, VTS (Vessel Traffic Service) stations, terrestrial and satellite receivers. All vessels over 300 gross tons, or any passenger ship, is required by the IMO (International Maritime Organization) to have a working AIS unit operating at all times. What was originally meant to help improve safety efforts on the waterway has turned into an incredibly power tool for small and big businesses alike.  To learn more about the history of AIS vessel tracking and how it works, read our blog post What is AIS Tracking and Why is it Important.

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Oceaneering's Bob Kessler Talks Maritime Intelligence, AIS Technology, Terminal Optimisation, Safety, Emissions, ROVs And More

Posted by PortVision on Mar 8, 2018 6:07:00 AM

Bob Kessler, Oceaneering's Maritime Program Manager, sat down with Gibraltar Shipping to discuss everything from AIS vessel tracking technology to subsea oil and gas operations:

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AIS Vessel Tracking Provides View of USS Fitzgerald Collision

Posted by Chris Leslie on Jun 22, 2017 6:07:00 AM

 Early Saturday morning, a US destroyer, the USS Fitzgerald, was hit by a container ship just off the coast of Shimoda, Japan. The collision claimed the lives of seven US Navy Sailors. In the aftermath of this tragedy, both sides are trying to figure out exactly what happened.

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Seven Crewmen Rescued from Sinking Cargo Ship

Posted by Chris Leslie on Jan 19, 2017 6:07:00 AM

Last Friday night, at approximately 1800 CST, a cargo ship sank in the southern part of the North Sea, about 35 nautical miles NE of Ramsgate.

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Advantages of the Revised Guidelines for Use of AIS

Posted by PortVision on Jan 12, 2017 6:07:00 AM

Back in February of 2016, the IMO adopted new guidelines for the safe and effective onboard operational use of Automatic Identification Systems (AIS). The adoption of these guidelines – per Resolution A.1106(29) – in effect revoked earlier resolutions: A.917(22) and A.956(23). The new guidelines offer vital information to mariners on the use and potential use of AIS, as well as its limits.

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US Coast Guard Upgrades Port Conditions due to Hurricane Hermine

Posted by Chris Leslie on Sep 1, 2016 7:08:22 PM

The Florida Gulf Coast is preparing for the arrival of hurricane Hermine. Hermine has just been updated from a tropical storm to a Category 1 hurricane.  Hermine is expected to make landfall sometime late Thursday night to early Friday morning.

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Using PortVision to Track NASA's Last Space Shuttle Tank

Posted by Chris Leslie on Jun 16, 2016 6:07:00 AM

On April 12th, NASA shipped its last-existing, built-for-flight space shuttle external tank from it's Michoud Assemby Facility in Louisiana to the California Science Center so it can be displayed with the space shuttle Endeavour. Once opened, in 2019, this exhibit will be the only place to see a fully authentic space shuttle in a launch pad-like configuration.

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