Welcome to new ports and areas with live ship traffic on Fleetmon.com, Fleetmon Explorer and Fleetmon mobile! Quite a nice list this month … thanks to everybody involved for the kind cooperation!
- US, Chesapeake Bay, Maryland
- UK, Shetland Islands — thanks Gilbert!
- Saint Kitts and Nevis, Basseterre — thanks Tony!
- NL, IJsselmeer/Urk — thanks Jan!
- NO, Bodø — thanks Dag!
- DE, Spree Berlin/Potsdam — thanks Vincenzo!
- BR, Vitória, Vila Velha and Tubarão — thanks Werther!
- UK, Weymouth and Portsmouth — thanks David!
…and last but certainly not least: The Panama Canal is back on FleetMon, with excellent coverage of Panama City, Balboa and the Miraflores locks:
- CORAL PRINCESS, MAERSK DHARAN and others live in the Miraflores locks, Panama Canal, seen with Fleetmon Explorer
It always has been a wish of our users to monitor vessel traffic on real electronic navigation charts (ENCs). Not an easy thing to do, technically.
But hope is there, the FleetMon team proudly introduces today Inland ENC display inside FleetMon Explorer. Inspect your favorite areas with fresh marine charts and real-time movements from anywhere, and turn your office into a VTS (Vessel Traffic Service)!
Just select Inland ENC as your map in FleetMon Explorer (move mouse to upper right corner) and off you go with a navigators’ feeling. The FleetMon Pro and Unlimited accounts include coverage for European and US rivers.
SMT BONTRUP passing Terneuzen, shown on ENC in FleetMon Explorer
Here are some interesting grounds to start with:
- Rotterdam/Europoort Approach, Oosterschelde
- Vlissingen, Westerschelde
- Mississippi Delta/New Orleans
- Great Lakes
- Rhine and Danube Rivers
IRIS II on Mississippi River near New Orleans on ENC in FleetMon Explorer
Ferry FRIESLAND on its way through the shallow Dutch Wattenzee waters to Terschelling Island
CELINA leaving Europoort Rotterdam
Enjoy the new possibilities and see the marine traffic as you have never seen it before. Our team is looking forward to your feedback and user stories.
For those of you interested in using FleetMon Explorer with full global ENC coverage, just get in touch with our team. The FleetMon Explorer ENC display is based on FleetMon’s own ECDIS map server technology.
Wait no longer – Today there are two more good reasons to get your FleetMon.com account: We introduce new discounted membership offers and enable convenient payment by wire transfer — the good old “Überweisung”, Virement, Transferencia, Overschrijving or Przelew that is ever so popular in Europe and Asia.
Save your access to the superb FleetMon Explorer now for one full year. Upgrade to a Pro or Unlimited membership and save 17% – in other words: pay 10 months, get 12 months! Or choose the one-month or three-months membership for starters.
Time to tell your boss about the new discounted full-year membership!? The accounting dept. will be happy, too: It goes without saying that you will receive a proper receipt and invoice right during payment.
Oh, and our US customers may choose money order, too.
Allegra, an ageing ship operated by Costa Cruises, the Italian cruise line that also owns the wrecked Concordia, was last night drifting without power and light off the Seychelles – in waters known for piracy – after a fire in the engine room. It had 1,000 passengers and crew on board.
The ship was left without power and light. Luckily they were in calm seas and 20 miles from land so there was no immediate danger of going aground.
The vessel now is beeing towed with the help of french fisherman to the Islands of Desroches.
Costa Crociere said the Costa Allegra is not expected to arrive until Wednesday morning “It’s a big ship and to tow it, to move it across the waters, is a heavy task,” said Seychelles presidential spokeswoman Srdjana Janosevic. She said that everything is calm on board the cruise ship and that no one is hurt.
Where that leaves Costa Cruises, a popular line with the Italians, remains to be seen. It has the backing of the giant US-based Carnival Corporation, so it will not collapse, but surely a new name and a new identity is on the cards.
It’s time again for our roundup of new AIS stations – Welcome to new ports and areas with live ship traffic on Fleetmon.com, Fleetmon Explorer and Fleetmon mobile!
The Vessel Datasheet reporting tool got an update today, thanks to your valuable feedback. Putting down relevant vessel data for later reference and sharing your knowledge about ships has never been easier than now, and we fixed some bugs with the Wiki field, so it is now possible again to write freetext information on important facts, incidents or history of the ship.
Shouldn't take that long.
I was told that nobody likes to read long texts on the internet. So, here’s the essential stuff:
FleetMon Photobox 1.2 – a tiny app to browse our community’s gorgeous vessel pictures – just survived the approval process and should be visible in the AppStore really soon.
Beside the usual bug fixes, this version supports the iPad in its native shinyness… enjoy the class ship photography on FleetMon.com on your sofa… it’s “couch spotting” ;-)
As always: Thanks to the contributors! Boys, you have no idea how much we love your awesome work.
[Update] It’s there. Grab it while it’s hot!
The newest Disney Cruise Line ship, the Fantasy, has moored today in Eemshaven, after she floated out of its enclosed building dock at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany last week.
Picture: Track of convoying from Papenburg to the North Sea (Eemshaven, Groningen)
The vessel reached its final final stages of construction. This marks another milestone as the vessel heads toward its March 31 maiden voyage from Port Canaveral.
Almost a year ago, the Fantasy’s sister ship, the Dream, embarked on its maiden voyage from Port Canaveral, where it is based.
Both the Dream and the Fantasy are 4,000-passenger ships. They’re 40 percent larger than their two older fleet-mates, the Magic and the Wonder, which have been repositioned from Port Canaveral.
Try catching the track with FleetMon Explorer (live AIS), start at Vessels Detail Page:
Photo copyright Joern, http://www.fleetmon.com/community/user/168084_e5c21_Joern
New AIS reception on the island of Azores results in better monitoring of ship traffic in the central Atlantic.
Europe – America routes are passing our reception, FM is able to store positioning info of vessel fleets even better.
live vessel tracking of the Azores here:
Port of PONTA DELGADA, PT:
In the very last days of 2011 we launched our new virtual home. It took us a quantum leap forward.
What looks at first glance like a new site, is so much more since we simply changed everything.
From the cellar to the rooftop.