Category "Community"


Ship Spotter Spotlight: Malcolm from Great Britain

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In 2021, we started to put the spotlight on our passionate ship spotters. Each month, we introduce another ship spotter or maritime enthusiast of FleetMon.com on the corporate blog. In March, you’ll meet Malcolm Cranfield (User name: Cranfield) from Great Britain.

He became a member of our community in September 2020 and uploaded 55 vessel photos for 33 different ships to FleetMon. Malcolm has an extensive maritime background spanning his entire life.

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AIS Station Update 02/2021

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Each month, you get an update on how we extended our terrestrial AIS coverage worldwide. Become an AIS Partner to contribute to global maritime transparency. We announce the latest achievements of our AIS receiving station network.

Global distribution of new terrestrial AIS coverage

New AIS stations and port coverage

Have a look at the new terrestrial AIS stations and port coverage we gained in the last quarter of 2020 until February 2021.

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Ship Spotter Spotlight: Nektarios from Greece

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After such a chaotic and crazy year like 2020, we started the new year by returning to what we at FleetMon.com truly care about. The answer came to mind immediately – Our community, of course! It is all those great people enjoying their time uploading unique vessel images and adding vessel information to the datasheets. You guys add value to our platform every day! Therefore, from now on, we would like to put the spotlight on our community members, introducing one ship spotter or maritime enthusiast every month on the corporate blog.

The community is growing! This month, we start with a new member joining FleetMon.com in September 2020: Ship spotter phduck2k from Greece. He uploaded 120 vessel photos already and has been ship spotting practically all his life.

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Meet AIS Partner Andrew from Vancouver, CA

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A software developer voluntarily supporting seafarers

The home office of AIS Partner Andrew. In the background, you see the port of Vancouver and the FleetMon AIS antenna on the left.

Applying to become an AIS Partner was super easy. I just filled out the form, and shortly afterwards an AIS support member reached out to me. I sent FleetMon my shipping address, picked up the station from the post office, and connected all the components. My office has a high elevation and line-of-sight to the harbour, so I just mounted the antenna, plugged the antenna into the AIS receiver, and then plugged the receiver into my router.

Andrew, FleetMon AIS Partner from Vancouver, CN
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Open Users: Enjoy FleetMon Explorer all day every day until 1 June

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Are you spending more time at home than you would like to? Make the best out of it. We felt like returning something to our users. Therefore we dropped the daily time limits for Open Users. Open Users (free accounts) can use the FleetMon Explorer beyond 15 minutes per day. Feel free to track your favourite vessels all day every day until 1 June – no costs involved.


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What helps against Corona boredom?

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We show you three activities on FleetMon made for real ship lovers to get Coronavirus pandemic out of your head.

Global Coronavirus led to minimizing public life and impacts our habits as well. Many people are not only forced to stay in quarantine at home but also voluntarily hide themselves away with their families. We show you three activities on FleetMon made for real ship lovers. To all the pilots, navigators, seafarers, long-term crew members, and ship spotters: Now is the perfect time to become involved in our community-based platform to forget the Coronavirus madness for a while.

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FleetMon Team visits the Maritime Simulation Center Warnemünde (MSCW)

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In December 2019 FleetMon was invited to visit the Maritime Simulation Center Warnemünde (MSCW). The Maritime Simulation Center Warnemünde (MSCW) is part of the Department of Maritime Studies and a mandatory part of every maritime seagoing personnel education offered at the University of Applied Sciences, Technology, Business and Design in Wismar (Hochschule Wismar). Being located in Rostock Warnemünde, the center is not too far from the FleetMon headquarter. It is part of our FleetMon DNA to widen our horizons and strive for maritime expertise. For that reason, we like to organize team events and excursions on a regular basis. Besides that, it is always a lot of fun to spend some time with colleagues outside of the office.

Maritime Simulation Center Warnemünde

The Maritime Simulation Centre is the only one worldwide combining the simulation of nautical and technical vessel operations and a shore-based vessel traffic services simulator system. Four different simulator systems are to be found inside the center: A Ship Handling Simulator, a Ship Engine Simulator, a Vessel Traffic Services Simulator, and a Ship Safety & Security Trainer. The MSCW was built for education and training of the maritime seagoing personnel (e.g. nautical officers) and provides an excellent basis for research and development. We were especially interested to visit the Ship Handling Simulator and the Vessel Traffic Services Simulator.

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