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AIDAbella baptized on 21.04.08

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Today the sister ship of AIDAdiva has been baptized. She is leaving tomorrow for her maiden voyage. See the video recordings of the Warnemünder SeaChannel on our site:
Cruise Shipping Calls in Port of RostockLive images of port…

Today the sister ship of AIDAdiva has been baptized. She is leaving tomorrow for her maiden voyage. See the video recordings of the Warnemünder SeaChannel on our site:

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Uups, we did it again…, Hamburg, DE is now online

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Grey and rainy days here in Germany, good times to go outside, climb on roofs and mount some antennas. With the help of Jan and Thomas the installation was done in only two hours.With our own AIS station right in the middle of…

Grey and rainy days here in Germany, good times to go outside, climb on roofs and mount some antennas. With the help of Jan and Thomas the installation was done in only two hours.
With our own AIS station right in the middle of Hamburg it is now possible for us to release the vessel traffic of this important German Port to the Public. Lot of ship-traffic to watch, use our viewer Fleetmon to get a real live impression.
No delays inside , pure joy, 24/7/365.

We did really liked this day a lot, thanks Akira ! Try here: Port of Hamburg


Sunny Day: time to take a flight over the port

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We guess You always wanted to see the port of rostock from a birds eye ?

On this wonderfull sunny day, Thomas started his plane – modell and recorded the flight. See some images of the port and don’t get sick by watching (I know…

We guess You always wanted to see the port of rostock from a birds eye ?

On this wonderfull sunny day, Thomas started his plane – modell and recorded the flight. See some images of the port and don’t get sick by watching (I know again, why I like sailing ….)
Youtube url: http://youtube.com/watch?v=wHNfRer7jqE


Thanks to “hafenfreak” for busy uploading and the great support !

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In February 2008 registered user “hafenfreak” shared over 400 images of 200 vessels with the Digital-Seas community in only 2 weeks. We wanted to say thanks for the intensive work of uploading and supporting this place!

We…

In February 2008 registered user “hafenfreak” shared over 400 images of 200 vessels with the Digital-Seas community in only 2 weeks.
We wanted to say thanks for the intensive work of uploading and supporting this place!

We would also recommend to take a look at the wonderful collection of Tallship images Volker Gries uploaded over the last month. We wondered, how many tallships are allready equipped with AIS devices. Thanks again.


Digital-Seas supports Siitech.com

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Over the last week we did translate the German part of the WebVTS system from siitech.com. A nice html based viewer of AIS traffic from Canada. Our cooperation makes it also possible to recieve/share AIS data with each other….

Over the last week we did translate the German part of the WebVTS system from siitech.com. A nice html based viewer of AIS traffic from Canada. Our cooperation makes it also possible to recieve/share AIS data with each other.
Take a look at the port of vancouver for instance.


New Regions covered Houston:US, Vancouver:CAN, Aalborg:DK

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Location of Vancouver within the Metro Vancouv...

over the last month we opened our server for public sharing and arranged happily to show new areas of AIS coverage. Take a look at the Region-Section of “Fleetmon” to track now also vessels in Houston, Vancouver and Aalborg….

over the last month we opened our server for public sharing and arranged happily to show new areas of AIS coverage. Take a look at the Region-Section of “Fleetmon” to track now also vessels in Houston, Vancouver and Aalborg.

Thanks to Lars Schmidt from Denmark, Oleg Kovalyov from Canada and John Astad from the US.
We’re just preparing a section on the site to explain the process (it’s easy :)


Next feedback channel open, please comment inside this blog!

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Something we had on our work-list for a longer time, now it’s done. We are looking forward very much to read Your statements, wishes and arguments. We decided not to open another forum or newsgroup here on Digital-Seas. There are…

Something we had on our work-list for a longer time, now it’s done.
We are looking forward very much to read Your statements, wishes and arguments.
Please use our blogging section (TrackBlog) to get in touch and discuss.

Topics could be:

  • What do you think about our Fleetmon application and this ship archive?
  • Which features do you like best and are there any you are missing in our application?

Your Feedback will be greatly appreciated.
Especially detailed comments help us to continuously improve this free website.


Witness the making of maritime history!

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You love the big pots? Then you shouldn’t miss this! For the first and only time the three majestic Queens of the Cunard Line will meet up at the harbour of New York City! This Rendezvous is scheduled for Sunday, January 13….

You love the big pots? Then you shouldn’t miss this!
For the first and only time the three majestic Queens of the Cunard Line will meet up at the harbour of New York City! This Rendezvous is scheduled for Sunday, January 13.

The three Queens will rendezvous and sail past the Statue of Liberty with an FDNY Fireboat escort during a spectacular fireworks celebration by Grucci at between 7:30 – 8:00 p.m. (weather permitting).
Be part of this event on our Live Page for the Queens!


Happy New Year to all the Users of Digital-Seas!

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It was quiet an astonishing Year for us with the opening of Digital-Seas in July. We’ve made lots of contacts, had many good reports and of course also lot’s of problems around technic and content. Almost 2000 registered users in…

It was quiet an astonishing Year for us with the opening of Digital-Seas in July. We’ve made lots of contacts, had many good reports and of course also lot’s of problems around technic and content.
Almost 2000 registered users in a couple months, changing twice the servers because of the load and setting up a dozen antennas ourselfs made us busy beside the regular job workload.

Making this a free resource feels good and we would like to thank for all comments and help with the portal. Especially the sharers and the image supporters should be named, but also every user, who is spreading the word.
2008 will bring many extensions and hopefully also much more coverage of AIS positions!


Incident Report of “Cosco Busan” hitting Bay Bridge in San Francisco

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Photo of the damage to the MV COSCO Busan afte...Image via Wikipedia

With “Reports” we opened up a new section on Digital-Seas for Events, Accidents, Incidents and all sort of Happenings. Starting with a track report on the “Cosco Busan” from December 2007, we will collect more of this over the…

With “Reports” we opened up a new section on Digital-Seas for Events, Accidents, Incidents and all sort of Happenings. Starting with a track report on the “Cosco Busan” from December 2007, we will collect more of this over the next year.

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