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Live Map | Positions of more vessels available to all!

The Live Map has been upgraded to display more vessel positions - including vessels sailing in remote areas and deep seas - for free to all MarineTraffic users.

This way you can get an overview of the global merchant fleet at a glance (regardless of what subscription plan you are on)!


This is possible in virtue of displaying Satellite AIS positions along with the Terrestrial AIS positions enabling all users to get extended coverage to the latest vessels' positions, whether they are close to coastal regions, sailing mid-ocean or in remote areas!

For any vessel whose last position was received via satellite, every user will now be able to see vessel type, moving status as well as the time of her last received position.

To get full accesssubscribe to a Satellite AIS product (SAT / SAT PRO subscription plan or SAT Add-on) and identify any vessel along with voyage information and other details (speed, course, draught profile)!


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    Steve Geronazzo

    MT does not say however that after purchasing the sattelite add-ons you will not be able to select those SAT-AIS vessels to get more information.

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    Dear Steve,

    For the moment, the purpose of the SAT Add-on is to enable you to track specific vessels (the number of which depends on the amount of vessels defined when purchasing the Add-on) of your choice via Satellite AIS.

    Thank you for your comment, users' feedback is always taken under consideration!

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