Live data received from ships
You are looking at live data transmitted by ships moving around the coast of north west England. The information is provided via MarineTraffic, from enthusiast's around the coast who have A.I.S. (Automatic Identification System) receiver's and upload the data to MarineTraffic and other similar websites. No icons mean that there are no ship's in range or the sharer providing the data is offline.Place your cursor over the ships icon for more details. For more information on the vessel left click, use the pan and zoom slider to enlarge the map or go to the area you are interested in. Zooming in may bring up more hidden icons also. Use the buttons on the left side to customise the map and to display the legend.
What is AIS?
All ships over 300 tons must by law transmit an Automatic Identification System signal as an aid to safety, the signal shows the ships course, the speed it's travelling and its size etc. Many smaller vessels such as tugboats, lifeboats and pilot boats now also transmit AIS.
This website concentrates on shipping visiting the Port of Workington and the Port of Silloth, also covered are Whitehaven and Maryport, both former busy commercial ports but now are marina's for the leisure industry, also a brief look at some international shipping.
Last update to this site.... 21th Nov. 2023