National Coastwatch Institution : Registered Charity No. 1159975 Website by John Carpenter
Local Shipping Information - LIVE
Although our main concern at sea is small, vulnerable craft, we also keep a watchful eye on larger vessels. You can use this page to view shipping currently passing our Lookout. Ships carry Automatic Identification System (AIS) equipment which transmits GPS and other information through public radiofrequencies, so this is LIVE data. Please note, however, that normally only ships over 300 tonnes carry this equipment, and sometimes the crew switch it off!
Rest your cursor on any vessel to see its name, speed and course, click to see more information about it. [ WORKS BETTER IN FIREFOX OR CHROME ]