Monday, December 13, 2010

And you thought there's not enough ships to worry about collision avoidance systems!

Check this amazing YouTube clip out on the shipping traffic around the world.

Once you have watched this YouTube clip from ORBVOMM you will understand why the world needs ship identification technologies like AIS. Each green dot represents a ships position and this is only the vessels that send their position using AIS so you can expect in some areas of the world that there are at least twice as many ships than what you see here. Imagine how many green dots will be on this map in 2 years, 4 years or 10 years as the world’s fleet expands and the uptake of AIS grows!

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