Archive: July 2nd 2012
Date: July 2, 2012
From satellite tracking to sniffer bees, we’ve been keeping an eye on all the most interesting stories from the maritime industry. Here’s a selection of articles from the past week:
New satellites will track ships & mariners globally – Orbcomm has announced a contract to provide the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) with satellite Automatic Identification System (AIS) data, reports gCaptain. The information is used for ship tracking and maritime navigational and safety work, and the EMSA plans to use it to improve European vessel traffic monitoring. Additionally, Satellite AIS will soon allow not only governments to access historical tracks of ships and people, but will also provide real-time updates across the internet enabling friends and family to receive the latest information on the progress of individual sailors as they cross oceans.