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AIS vessel SMIT TOWY - show graphs
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Callsign: VQGC9
MMSI number: 235008179
Navigational status: Under way (engine) (0)
Vessel class: Military operations (35)
Location: 49°57.76' N 2°03.97' W - locator IN89XX21BB - show map - static map
18.2 miles North bearing 19° from Alderney, England, United Kingdom [?]
23.0 miles Northwest bearing 334° from Beaumont-Hague, Département de la Manche, Basse-Normandie, France
71.2 miles Southwest bearing 204° from Southampton, City of Southampton, England, United Kingdom
71.9 miles Southwest bearing 217° from Portsmouth, City of Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
Last position: 2018-05-04 15:44:29 EDT (288d 15h1m ago)
2018-05-04 20:44:29 BST local time at Alderney, United Kingdom [?]
Course: 81° – heading 81°
Speed: 14 MPH
Dimensions: length 24 m width 6 m draught 0.0 m
Last path: VQGC9>ais via g6uim
Positions stored: 117
Stations near current position of SMIT TOWY - show more
callsign distance last heard - EST      callsign distance last heard - EST
TZAREVETZ1.9 miles 260°2019-02-17 02:34:26 LA VAGABONDE DES MER4.0 miles 90°2019-02-17 02:31:26
TIONA4.0 miles 264°2019-02-16 19:25:06 BILBAO BRIDGE9.4 miles 236°2019-02-15 06:19:41
G7HIJ-N10.1 miles 11°2019-02-17 05:33:11 COSCO SHIPPING LIBRA10.4 miles 114°2019-02-09 06:49:52
HANSA ASIA11.2 miles 93°2019-02-03 20:03:30 CAP SAN ANTONIO11.2 miles 95°2019-02-09 13:53:09
CONMAR AVENUE11.6 miles 307°2019-02-17 02:37:02 VALPARAISO EXPRESS12.0 miles 102°2019-02-08 17:08:44
MSC MIRJAM12.0 miles 95°2019-01-25 11:55:13 THEMSESTERN12.6 miles 309°2019-02-15 16:22:06
LINDAUNIS12.9 miles 59°2019-02-17 02:34:26 MFV WILLIAM HENRY II13.1 miles 316°2019-02-17 02:44:39
MSC ILONA13.5 miles 22°2019-01-20 03:24:56 ARDMORE SEALIFTER14.0 miles 305°2019-02-12 15:07:48
TIM14.8 miles 299°2019-02-17 02:43:22 CHEMICAL MARKETER15.0 miles 71°2019-02-06 19:45:41
HAPPY RIVER15.0 miles 94°2019-01-24 18:48:34 FEDERAL COLUMBIA15.2 miles 17°2019-02-15 14:38:46
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This page shows real-time information collected from the Automatic Position Reporting System Internet network (APRS-IS). APRS is used by amateur (ham) radio operators to transmit real-time position information, weather data, telemetry and messages over the radio. A vehicle equipped with a GPS receiver, a VHF transmitter or HF transceiver and a small computer device called a tracker transmits it's location, speed and course in a small data packet, which is then received by a nearby iGate receiving site which forwards the packet on the Internet. Systems connected to the Internet can send information on the APRS-IS without a radio transmitter, or collect and display information transmitted anywhere in the world.
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