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exactEarth deploys final six satellite payloads

Friday, 15 February 2019
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exactEarth a provider of Satellite AIS data services, has announced that the final six payloads for its second-generation constellation, exactView RT, are now in operation. This completes the roll-out of the first global real-time Satellite-AIS service with a total of 58 operational satellite payloads and seven orbital spares.
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MMEA concerned over fishing boats seized by Indonesia in Malaysian waters

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Bernama - February 14, 2019 12:44 AM
MMEA Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency
The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency says this is the fourth such 
detention by Indonesian authorities in Malaysian waters this month.

PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) tonight said a local fishing boat was still in Malaysian waters when it was detained by Indonesian authorities earlier today.
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Maritime safety breakthrough at IMT

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Maritime Security
Written by defenceWeb – 11th Feb 2019

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The Institute for Maritime Technology headquarters in Simons Town.

Armscor’s Institute of Maritime Technology (IMT) has made a significant breakthrough in the field of maritime safety and communications by installing the world’s first VDES base station, which allows significantly faster data transfers to and from ships, improving safety and maritime awareness.

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AToN Management and Monitoring System Market Projected to Touch CAGR 4.0% During 2018-2026

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The topmost priority for geographies across the world, has witnessed a steep rise in the demand for AToN management & monitoring system, especially in Asia Pacific. Rising demand for the Automatic Identification System (AIS) in this region, besides the coastal scrutiny systems have further resulted in the proliferated growth of this market, which is anticipated to be valued at the US$ 2,404.3Mn through 2026.

Albany, NY — (SBWIRE) — 01/30/2019 — In order to study the various trends and patterns prevailing in the concerned market, Market Research Reports Search Engine (MRRSE) has included a new report titled “AToN Management and Monitoring System Market” to its wide online database. This research assessment offers a clear insight about the influential factors that are expected to transform the global market in the near future.
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How smartphones are proving clickbait for fishermen

Courtesy: BBC News
By Zoe Kleinman
Technology reporter, BBC News
2 February 2017

smartphone app abalobiFisherman David Shoshola says the Abalobi app has given him more financial security

Braving the choppy waters of the South Atlantic four days a week, fisherman David Shoshola says a mobile phone app is helping him worry less about the risk of not being able to support his family.
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Illegal Fishing on Our Oceans

Courtesy: Marine Online
Thursday, 31 January 2019

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Upcoming articles in this blog will include information about AIS (Automatic Identification System), VDES (VHF Data Exchange System), AIS Transponders / Transceivers, AIS Class A, AIS Class B, AIS Base Stations, AIS AtoN (Aids to Navigation), AIS SART (Search and Rescue Transmitter), Vessel Traffic Service (VTS), Vessel Traffic Management Information System (VTMIS), AIS Satellite, Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS), Digital Selective Calling (DSC), Marine VHF Radio, Homeland Security, Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), cargo payload, draught, capacity utilisation, maritime big data, bulk shipping, line-up reports, trade flow, commodity, satellite, naval architecture, fishing, sar, security, synthetic aperture radar, visible infrared imaging radiometer suite (viirs), vessel tracking, ship tracking, communication and other related issues.

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Global Automatic Identification System Market Analysis By Industry Value, Market Size, Top Companies And Growth Forecast To 2027


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Technology
February 5, 2019 Ronald Thomas

The Latest Research From Marketresearch.biz reveals the study of Automatic Identification System Market Report. The Automatic Identification System Market Report offer the complete scenario of the industry and evaluation of upcoming Trends for future market.It also give the analytic of ongoing growth factor, Trends, facts, future data base, statistic of Automatic Identification System Market industry.The Automatic Identification System Market has been sketched by overall information and analysis of Automatic Identification System Market database from Automatic Identification System Market Industry experts. The Automatic Identification System Market Report also provide prospective growth factor and competitive landscape of coming year.
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Chinese fishing vessels serve as maritime militias in South China Sea —US think-tank

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Dalangin-Fernandez, Lira – 31 January 2019

South China Sea
South China Sea

Significant number of Chinese fishing vessels were seen roaming around the disputed South China Sea, not to catch fishes but to allegedly serve as an additional militia force on behalf of its state in the resource-rich sea, a Washington-based think-tank said.
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Tracking sanctions-busting ‘ghost ships’ on the high seas

Courtesy: BBC
By Chris Baraniuk
Technology of Business reporter
1 February 2019

For a long time, being out at sea meant being out of sight and out of reach.

And all kinds of shenanigans went on as a result – countries secretly selling oil and other goods to countries they’re not supposed to under international sanctions rules, for example, not to mention piracy and kidnapping.

The problem is that captains can easily switch off the current way of tracking ships, called the Automatic Identification System (AIS), turning their vessels into “ghost ships”.

But now thousands of surveillance satellites have been launched into space, and artificial intelligence (AI) is being applied to the images they take.

There’s no longer anywhere to hide – even for ghost ships.

Samir Madani, co-founder of TankerTrackers.com, says his firm’s satellite imagery analysis has identified Iranian tankers moving in and out of port, despite US sanctions restricting much of the country’s oil exports.

He’s watched North Korea – which is limited by international rules to 500,000 barrels of refined oil every year – taking delivery of fuel via ship-to-ship transfers on the open ocean.

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Automatic Identification System data reveals increasing cargo demand in 2018

Courtesy: Mundo Maritimo
January 24, 2019
AXS Marine analyzes dry bulk shipping market

“In 2018, the dry bulk fleet comprised of 11,137 vessels performed a total of 92,733 voyages and transported 6.1 billion tons of cargo. The average ship carried therefore 65,786 metric tons per voyage and performed an average of 8.3 trips per year at an average ballast speed of 11.60 knots and even lower average laden speed of 11.05 knots,” reads the latest Alphabulk analysis –in exclusive alliance with MundoMaritimo- revealing the data provided by the Automatic Identification System (AIS).
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