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Why am I not showing up on AIS tracking websites such as Marine Traffic?

While AIS tracking websites are wonderful tools for tracking your journey or letting friends and family know your location it is not perfect, there are several factors to consider when trying to figure out why you are not showing on these websites:

  • If your vessel is stationary for more than 3 hours it is removed from the live map until an updated position is received.
  • You may be in an area of poor coverage or challenging terrain which blocks easy reception of VHF signals.
  • Your AIS transponder is not setup with the correct information (MMSI, call sign, ship’s name etc)
  • Your AIS transponder is not functioning correctly.

For more information please visit: Why I cannot see a vessel on the Live Map

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