Users’ stories

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He’s got you plotted

Peter Mott started Passage Guardian in 2016 Peter Mott always has one eye on the sea. The seasoned sailor and retired Internet entrepreneur has set up a service to help keep recreational cruisers safe as they cross the world’s oceans.  Mott’s Passage Guardian service and maritime coast station, Pacific Maritime[…]

The amazing story of Dave Muller

We are happy to get an interview with one of our AIS Data contributors who authored the book “Not Child’s Play”. He is one of the many AIS station owners who believe that regardless of whether or not you have technical background or involvement in maritime business, you can put[…]

Eyeing Port of Surigao’s operations

Aerial photo of the Port of Surigao of Surigao City, Philippines This port is located on the northeastern coast of Mindanao island of the Philippines. It is a government-operated port under Philippine Ports Authority (PPA). Even though it is a small port, they own and operate their own AIS equipment.[…]

Tracking the good deeds of the Hellenic Rescue Team of Samos

Less than two months ago, right after a big earthquake hit the Greek island of Samos, the team of MarineTraffic was activated to offer assistance to our fellow station owners on the island, who are actually operating in the branches of the Hellenic Rescue Team of Samos. “The moment we[…]

Jeanne Socrates Sails The World Solo Once Again

Photo: Jeanne Socrates In September 2019, 77-year-old Jeanne Socrates became the oldest person to sail around the world nonstop alone. Her journey began on October 3, 2018, and ended on September 7, 2019. (Previously, the record was held by Minoru Saito, who was 71 when he completed a nonstop circumnavigation[…]

Lefteris’ love of ships

Five-year-old Lefteris Giotopoulos loves putting pencil to paper, drawing his favourite subject, ships. His colourful and detailed drawings range from cruise ships, rescue boats and cargo vessels, however his favourite one is of The Titanic.       One asks why ships? Quite simply, in the words of Lefteris, his[…]