No icons mean there are no ships in range or the sharer providing the data is offline. Place your cursor over the ships icon for more details. For more information on the vessel left click, use the pan and zoom slider to enlarge the map to your area of interest. Zooming in may bring up more hidden icons also. Use the buttons on the left side to customise the map and to display the legend.
What is AIS?....All ships over 300 tons must by law transmit an Automatic Identification System signal as an aid to safety, the signal shows the ships course, the speed its travelling and its size etc. Many smaller vessels such as tugboats and pilot boats now also transmit AIS.
This website concentrates on shipping visiting the Port of Workington and the Port of Silloth, also covered are Whitehaven and Maryport both former busy commercial ports but now are marina's for the leisure industry. Also a brief look at some shipping internationally.
For several days the company that host this site for me have been under a cyber attack resulting in the loss of service to their customers, unfortunately it means the the absence of the website when the attacks take place, hopefully the problem will be sorted out soon.
EoN's "Solway Challenger" returning from the Robin Rigg windfarm. She is used to ferry engineers and equipment required to service the turbines.