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Real-Time Data System Helps Reduce Risks Posed by Third Party Vessels

Posted by Aaron Kline on Nov 7, 2018 6:07:00 AM

***This article originally appeared in the October issue of Offshore Magazine. You can read it by clicking through THIS LINK.

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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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AIS vs Radar: Vessel Tracking Options

Posted by Aaron Kline on Jul 31, 2018 6:07:00 AM

What is AIS Tracking?

Automatic Identification System (AIS) tracking is a method of contact identification and analysis used by vessel operators to avoid collisions at sea.  Most commercial vessels are required by regulation to transmit an AIS signal on the VHF marine band which includes information such as the ship’s name, position, call sign, course and speed.  Vessel owners can purchase an AIS transceiver that will translate the signal and plot the positional data on an Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) or any number of marine charting platforms.  The vessel captain has a common operational picture of their surroundings and can use this information to safely navigate and identify vessels that may pose a risk of collision.

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