AIS tracking data

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  1. netjaws
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    netjaws Junior Member

    Hi all,

    I need AIS data for a particular ship around mile marker 80 on the mississippi in April, 2008. Does anyone know where this information is catalogued and where to go to access it?

    Thanks!
    Josh
     
  2. jonr
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    jonr Senior Member

    There are several organizations that collect this data and I would guess that they save old data. But no idea if they had coverage of that area at that time. I would do a web search for sites similar to:

    http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/
     
  3. netjaws
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    netjaws Junior Member

    I love that site!

    Just trying to find which organization maintains and archives the data..
     
  4. powerabout
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    powerabout Senior Member

    When you say AIS data what do you mean....how fast is it going and its heading etc?

    or static vessel data found here;

    Lloyds and the IMO and the vessels flag state and its classification society
     
  5. netjaws
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    netjaws Junior Member

    I need to know where a specific ship with an AIS transponder was, in the approximate 180 second interval while at anchor, on the Mississippi in 2008. this information is not stored in DNV or any other class society's web site.
     
  6. powerabout
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    powerabout Senior Member

    nowhere
    unless some local port has a rule to store it
    not even VDR is required to be stored should the vessel have one.
     
  7. netjaws
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    it seems unbelievable that all >300 GT ships would go to the effort of installing transponders to satisfy the IMO requirement, and that no agency anywhere would make the slightest effort to store or archive the data collected

    after trying to navigate through IMO's website, which lists "Africa" as a "Country" under its directory of maritime links, I will try to call them on Monday and let you all know what I find out
     
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    powerabout Senior Member

    the ONLY reason vessels have AIS was to satisfy the US who wanted to know vessel data before they arrived at the dock.
    It was pushed through the IMO with little to no industry consultation.
    The IMO only says "it may used as an aid to navigation some time in the future"
    You'll find that doc if you look.
    The only use for it is to see if your mates ship is in the same port and for yachties to think we look at it so we dont run them down.
    ( maybe just maybe it got used once to call another vessel at sea)

    I was shocked the other day as we left a port with a gyro failure ( we have 3 so 2 to go) and the AIS was connected to the dead one so it didnt work..who cares not us, the pilot on board got a call that it was not working and asked us about it, clearly not a detainable deficency?
     

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    powerabout Senior Member

    One more thing
    If I am looking for imo info or a doc I usually go here;
    http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/
    as I can either not find it elsewhere or you have to pay to get it.
    thank you US tax payer
     
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