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Out of the comfort zone and into the Atlantic. FleetMon sponsored adventure sailing trip.

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A thirst for adventures and courage were the prerequisites

“We want to tell a story that inspires others to live a full life, to step outside their comfort zone, to experience the wide world and what they are capable of, at one with themselves and with nature”,

says Jens Brüggemann.

He and his buddy Raleigh Gambino met in 2017 on a sailing tour in Croatia. That week they decided to do something they had never before dared: sailing for 30 days on the Atlantic, well outside of their comfort zone. Raleigh hailed from Colorado and had a grand total of 7 days sailing experience. Jens was a fair weather hobby skipper from Münster, Germany. Neither had much experience when they braved the adventure of their lives. They sailed in the off season, in April. The timing was not the best; the weather in spring is unstable and cold. They sailed from Amsterdam in a small boat to the Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic. Their experiences are shown in the documentary “Into the Atlantic”, which they will present this year at German and American outdoor film festivals.

The 2-man crew embarked on their journey on the 29th of March 2018 in a rented 11-meter-long sail boat Kobbe. They covered 1602 nautical miles in one month.

Jens summarises their adventure as follows: “In hindsight we can say that it was definitely recklessness that led to this journey. Ignoring risk is never a sensible thing to do, but the fact that we were novice sailors who made it to the Faroe Islands makes us of course proud anyway. The view of the mountains on the Faroes made it all worthwhile. I would do it again anytime.” In contrast, Raleigh will never again set foot on a sail boat. His seasickness set in after only two hours at sea.

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Ölteppich vor Helgoland (free AIS-Data 16.-17.08.2018 Zone-Cut)

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Kiel. Am Freitag den 17.08. hatte ein Hubschrauber der Bundespolizei aus Fuhlendorf westlich von Helgoland eine 53 Kilometer lange und rund 300 Meter breite Ölspur entdeckt. Die genommenen Proben bestätigten laut Havariekommando den Verdacht, dass es sich bei dem illegal in die Nordsee abgelassenen Stoff um Schweröl handelte.

Was ist geschehen?
Wer möchte das Geschehen untersuchen?

Wir stellen hiermit die AIS-Daten für diesen Bereich in der Zeit vom 16.08. bis zum 17.08.2018 als CSV-Datei zur Verfügung.

Bei Fragen oder möglichen Erkentnissen gern auch Kontakt aufnehmen mit FleetMon.


FleetMon unterstützt das Hochsee-Segeln (German Article)

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Mit einem spannenden Finish endete am 24. Juni die letzte Etappe der aktuellen Ausgabe des Volvo Ocean Race (VOR) von Göteborg nach Den Haag.

Das VOR – 1973 als “The Whitbread Round the World Race” gestartet  – ist als Weltumrundung in Etappen noch immer der Mount Everest des Segelsports. Die Bilder aus dem Southern Ocean mit mehr als 50 Knoten Wind und riesigen Wellenbergen sind episch und zeigen auf eine dezent bedrohliche Weise, wozu der Mensch außerhalb seiner Komfortzone fähig ist.
Ungläubig schüttelt der spätkapitalistische Mensch auf der heimischen Couch  den Kopf (“Wie fliegen die bei dem Hack noch mit der Drohne herum?”) und stolpert beim Bierholen über die Schwelle.
Neu war in dieser Ausgabe, daß die letzte Etappe eine Ehrung von Teilnehmer-Yachten vergangener Ausgaben enthielt. Für selbige wurde die letzte Etappe von Göteborg um die Nordspitze Dänemarks nach Den Haag gesondert als “Legends Race” angeschossen und so kam es, daß sich zwei gute “Bekannte” aus der Hansestadt Rostock – die VO60-Racer “Glashäger” und “OSPA” (1) – an der Jagd um den Pokal beteiligten.
Da FleetMon schon seit einigen Jahren eine freundschaftliche Beziehung zum Betreiber “Saillution” hält (“Eine echt lustige Crew, außer Olli vielleicht…”) und schon vor einiger Zeit die “Glashäger” mit einem AIS-Transceiver unterstützte, entstand angesichts der Teilnahme am “Legend’s Race” der Plan, auch die beiden anderen Brenner mit so einem Transceiver auszustatten.Neben den UKW-basierten Transceivern und neuen Antennen wurden an Bord noch FleetMon-Satelliten-Tracker installiert, die eine gute Sichtbarkeit bei zu großer Landentfernung gewährleisten sollten.
Es folgte ein echt heißer Ritt mit ordentlich Wind und bis zu 7 Meter hohen Wellen, bei den VO60 gewann “Glashäger” und “OSPA” wurde hinter “Assa Abloy” Dritter und konnten gar den in der Vermessung leicht bevorteilten VO70-Racer “Green Dragon” im Kielwasser lassen.
Das Beste: Alles ist heil geblieben. Bis auf ein verdrehtes Knie blieben alle gesund. (2) Die Fleetmon-Tracker zeigten eine exzellente Performance und machen Lust auf mehr…

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Film Project: Into the Atlantic – With FleetMon AIS

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A journey into the unknown. In April the North Sea is rough and cold. The average water temperature is settled at 8ºC, the wind blows with up to 60 knots and 11 meters tidal range isn’t extraordinary. Such a journey needs faith –  into your boat and your companion.

On March 30, Yenzi Brüggemann and Raleigh Gambino are going to start their tour from Amsterdam heading towards Färöer, a small group of islands in the North Atlantic. That means two friends alone on a sailing boat in the middle of the ocean.

The goal is to make a documentary film about the adventure. That the journey already delivers a really good bonfire story is clear. But will the journey have enough material for a whole film?

To get the material that is needed, FleetMon, as a pioneer in AIS tracking worldwide, provides support for this project thru a Track-Map in combination with a GPS satellite tracker installed on board. The satellite tracker was mounted onto the sailing boat with a lot of duct tape and love in the middle of the bedroom directly under the nose hatch. Equipped with this you can always see where Yenzi and Raleigh are and also where they have been. A really great project we are proud of sponsoring.

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Nano-research breakthrough in marine coatings – StartUp from Kiel won competition in China

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The barnacles, mussels and algae that get attached to ship’s hulls not only attack the vessel’s protective coating but also increase its flow resistance. Bio-fouling – to use the specialist term – can increase a ship’s fuel consumption by up to 40% and is estimated to cost the global shipping industry over US$150 bn a year. Currently, around 80,000 t of anti-fouling coatings are applied worldwide, with an overall bill for ship owners and operators coming to about US$4 bn a year. The problematic issue is that most marine coatings contain copper. As they get worn off, poisonous substances are released into the water. As a result, organostannic coatings have already been banned and copper-based coatings could well be prohibited in 2018.

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Storms caused by ships?

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Even though modern-day ships are much better equipped to sail through storms, most sailors prefer to avoid them. Yet according to recent research published in Geophysical Research Letters by Joel Thornton and his colleagues from the University of Washington in Seattle, some storms may actually be caused by ships themselves. They have shown that lightning strikes in the Indian Ocean and South China Sea occur almost twice as frequently along shipping lanes as in other areas of these waters.

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The researchers worked extremely thoroughly, investigating some 1.5 bn lightning strikes recorded by the World Wide Lightning Location Network between 2005 and 2016. Fascinatingly, they discovered that the strikes happened over seawater were concentrated on much-frequented shipping lanes, and in particular the one that runs from south of Sri Lanka to the northern entrance of the Straits of Malacca and from there on to Singapore.

Wind or air movements alone were ruled out as causing such a concentration of thunderstorms, as the atmospheric conditions outside these shipping lanes were no different. That ships are made of metal and their superstructures are the tallest objects in an otherwise fairly flat expanse of water was also thought to be improbable because vessels only occupy a tiny fraction of the area covered by these shipping lanes.

The most likely explanation is sulphur-rich particulate pollution from ship emissions. Burning sulphur-rich marine diesel produces soluble sulphuric oxides that act as nuclei for the condensation of small cloud-forming droplets. When carried upwards by convection, these small droplets form storm clouds from which bolts of lightning can emerge. But the prospects for fewer lightning strikes in these shipping lanes are good. Standard bunker fuel currently has an average sulphur content of 2.7%. From 2020 it should be down to 0.5% if the IMO rules are obeyed.


Focusing on Baltic Sea ferries

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The 14th Baltic Transport Forum taking place on 2 November in Rostock-Warnemünde will take a closer look at the impact of recent politico-economic developments on the Baltic Sea ferry and roll-on/roll-off shipping industry. Carsten Hilgenfeld, FleetMon’s Head of Research and Development, will be moderating one of the sessions.

The choice of venue is no coincidence. Rostock is a major hub of ferry and roll-on/roll-off traffic in the Baltic Region. If attendees are tempted to gaze out the windows of the Neptun Hotel, where the Forum will be held, they will see ships regularly entering or leaving the Lower Warnow River at Warnemünde. But of course nobody will be ship-spotting, as the Forum programme promises to rivet everyone’s attention.

The focus in the morning sessions will be on how current developments will impact Baltic Sea ferry and roll-on/roll-off traffic, and which strategies can be best employed to meet the challenges. The first afternoon session moderated by Carsten Hilgenfeld will look in detail at how the ports of Rostock, Trelleborg Hamn and Szczecin/Świnoujście are responding to the challenges and changes in Baltic Sea traffic. The final session has intermodal transport as its theme. Judging by the quality of the speakers, the 14th Baltic Transport Forum will provide attendees with a wide variety of valuable information, insights and ideas.


Earth and Sky United – Pioneering partnership between exactEarth and FleetMon delivers integrated satellite-terrestrial AIS services

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A recently announced partnership between two leading providers of AIS data services – exactEarth for satellite AIS (S-AIS) and FleetMon for terrestrial AIS (T-AIS) – delivers a quantum leap in the extent and comprehensiveness of vital vessel-tracking information for ship owners, charterers and supply-chain operators.

Pioneering partnership between exactEarth and FleetMon delivers integrated satellite-terrestrial AIS services
utilizing real-time S-AIS feed from exactView RT, exactEarth will be providing its industry-leading S-AIS data services to FleetMon, a leading global network provider of T-AIS services. The new partnership enables the two companies to enhance their product offerings within their existing customer base while also expanding into associated global markets.

Deployed and trusted by over 350,000 users in the global maritime community, FleetMon’s T-AIS data services already provide the world’s fastest update rate in delivering real-time T-AIS. Thanks to the partnership with exactEarth all these customers will now have access to exactAIS data and enjoy real-time, continuous global coverage of their maritime traffic operations.
As FleetMon’s CEO Lars Brandstaeter points out,

“this new partnership adds a new dimension to our AIS data service offering. I’m delighted to say that earth and sky are now united in serving the global maritime community.”

 

About exactEarth

exactEarth is a leading provider of global maritime vessel data for ship tracking and maritime situational awareness solutions. Since its establishment in 2009, exactEarth has pioneered a powerful new method of maritime surveillance called Satellite AIS (“S-AIS”) and has delivered to its clients a view of maritime behaviours across all regions of the world’s oceans unrestricted by terrestrial limitations. exactEarth has deployed an operational data processing supply chain involving a constellation of satellites, receiving ground stations, patented decoding algorithms and advanced “big data” processing and distribution facilities. This ground-breaking system provides a comprehensive picture of the location of AIS equipped maritime vessels throughout the world and allows exactEarth to deliver data and information services characterized by high performance, reliability, security and simplicity to large international markets.  For more information, visit www.exactearth.com

 

About FleetMon

FleetMon is a leading global network provider of terrestrial AIS (T-AIS) data services. Established in 2007  FleetMon has pioneered real-time T-AIS and now supplies clients in 164 countries with real-time and historic vessel data enabling ship owners, charterers and supply chain operators to track the position of their ships. Over 250 million vessel position reports per day are linked with detailed weather reports to deliver the precise vessel-tracking information FleetMon’s clients require. This data is backed by knowledgeable and responsive service support and creatively designed web services. Excellence in consulting and delivering data integration solutions enhances the company’s reputation with its clients. The partnership with exactEarth reflects FleetMon’s focus on integrated data solutions. For more information, visit www.fleetmon.com

contact:
Mr. Carsten Hilgenfeld
at FleetMon, Germany
+493814903218


Admittance to the European Enterprise Network

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The European Enterprise Network (in short: EEN) is a european wide platform, which is promoted by the Eropean Union. The admittance to the EEN provides the opportunity for companies and research facilities to form their own networks, call attention to themselves and exchange information with each other.Read more…