AIDA and Costa Cruise ships

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    Patrick Schneider

    Looks like the tracking works again. Thanks to whoever solved this problem!

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    Thalia Tsarli

    Dear Patrick,

    Thank you for contacting us.

    Please accept my sincere apologises for my late reply.

    Would you please be kind enough to send us the MMSIs of these vessels so as for us to track them?

    Even though you report the past track is displayed now, we need to clarify if there was a system bug or lack of updated positions accessible by you.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Best regards,

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    Patrick Schneider

    The MMSIs are:

    247255400, 247113300, 247311100, 247313500, 247117300, 247819000, 247109000, 247645000, 247229700

    The past track of these ships was until now even in the middle of the ocean without any gaps, but for a few weeks now the can only be tracked near AIS sources at the coast. All other ships of the AIDA and Costa fleets are currently active as they are docked or close to land.

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    Patrick Schneider

    The positions are still not updating on high seas. Is there any progress going on?

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    Thalia Tsarli

    Hello Patrick,

    I have checked the respective records and it seems that we continuously receive Satellite positions for these vessels.

    All MarineTraffic users have access to positions recorded by our network of terrestrial stations. We are glad to say that we have the largest network of its kind in the world!
    When you do not see updated positions and get the message "out of range", then the vessel is far away from terrestrial stations and can only be tracked via satellite. This is only available to subscribers of our satellite plans or Sat Add-ons.

    If you are interested in tracking these vessels completely please let me know so I can assist you efficiently.

    I remain at your disposal.

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    Patrick Schneider

    Thanks for your answer, Thalia.

    I know that your AIS stations only track their surrounding area, but the fleet of Costa (and their subsidiary company AIDA) were available for tracking even in the middle of the Atlantic ocean wihout using any Marinetraffic satellite services. I track these ships daily for about 3 years now but only since 2-3 weeks the tracking is interrupted in case the ship is far away from coast AIS stations.

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    Patrick Schneider

    I have something to add: Please look at vessel nr. 247117400 (AIDAAURA) which is right in the middle of the Indian Ocean but still shows a permanently updated position (No AIS source available in this case). How is it possible that this ship can be tracked everywhere and others of the AIDA fleet not?

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    Thalia Tsarli

    Hello Patrick,

    Thank you for your messages. Please accept my sincere apologies for my late reply. 

    As for the MMSI: 247117400, may I ask if you had noticed what was the AIS source for the specific position you are referring to?

    Please be advised that if a vessel has a roaming station in her vicinity, then it is possible to have terrestrial positions even if she is sailing in the middle of the ocean. This was probably the case you are describing as well.

    I remain at your disposal for any further needs you may have.

    Best regards,

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