Saturday, December 8, 2012

Tracking Ships

The Standard Class team equipment is traveling to Argentina via ocean transport.

Much like aircraft and FLARM-equipped gliders, ships and other marine craft carry automated collision avoidance devices. These devices transmit current position, course, speed, rate of turn and so on. If the transmitters are in range of certain land-based receivers then they can be tracked using the web site It was interesting to track the progress of the container across the ocean. It struck me how little time a container ship spends in port – just a few hours, then on to the next stop.

Here are a few screen shots showing progress. Our equipment arrived in Zárate on Thursday.

Leaving New York
Calling at Charleston
Fort Lauderdale
Passing Montevideo
Really close to the destination, Zárate

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