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#1 I don't think anyone has a means of tracking vessels in real time using satellites. If we did, Somali piracy wouldn't be a problem. This is probably a case of the relevant contractor over-promising in hopes of some blue sky breakthrough to secure project funding today.
Posted by Zhang Fei 2012-07-14 13:44||
Posted by Besoeker 2012-07-14 14:08||
#3 Rejecting the hyperlink. There are a number of Sat maritime tracking systems available. You can track by ship type and name on-line.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-07-14 14:15||
#4 Go to Dubya dubya dubya......sailwx (dot) info
Posted by Besoeker 2012-07-14 14:18||
#5 And before anyone asks... yeah, the Somalis reportedly use these to track shipping.
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2012-07-14 14:50||
#6 same issue on hyperlinked comments rejected. Emailed Fred and Dr. Steve
Posted by Frank G 2012-07-14 15:25||
#7 Keep in mind that these are merchant ships being tracked.
Posted by Pappy 2012-07-14 20:57||
#8 Yeah, I think US aircraft carriers will not operate transponders when they are trying to hide.
Posted by gromky 2012-07-14 21:29||
#9 Yeah, I think US aircraft carriers will not operate transponders when they are trying to hide.
Thank you. I wondering about that for a while. I knew that real-time tracking of military vessels did not exist, but couldn't figure out how they were tracking civilian vessels in the way Besoeker mentioned.
Posted by Zhang Fei 2012-07-14 23:39||