AIS app

The Automatic Identification System (AIS) promotes a higher level of safety at sea by allowing maritime authorities to locate and track seafaring vessels. MarineTraffic displays near real-time positions of ships and yachts worldwide. Connected to the largest network of AIS receivers, the app covers most major ports and shipping routes. AIS technology was developed and implemented aiming to: 

-automating and improving navigation safety at sea

-preventing collisions through a ship-to-ship operative mode

-providing key information about a ship and its cargo to other ships and parties within littoral zones

-functioning as a traffic management tool for Vessel Traffic Services (VTS).