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MadameConcorde
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Ship Trackers?

Fri Nov 21, 2008 11:10 am

We all know about flight trackers on the internet.

Is there any possible equivalent for ships?

I would like to track the QE2 all the way down to Dubai. The only device I have so far is the bridge cam. It gives pictures (she is now passing down the Suez Canal - from what I know of the area she seems to have passed Ismailia) but no actual position for the ship.

Anybody knows of any existing ship trackers on the internet?
Thank you very much in advance for any info you can provide.  cheerful 
 
flynavy
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RE: Ship Trackers?

Fri Nov 21, 2008 11:26 am



Quoting MadameConcorde (Thread starter):

Perhaps you should ask the Somali pirates? They seem to have a grasp on it.
 
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Fri Nov 21, 2008 11:31 am

 
MadameConcorde
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RE: Ship Trackers?

Fri Nov 21, 2008 11:33 am

I have got her call sign GBTT. This is at least something, I have her call sign.

I am looking at ship trackers I found through Google. I located the Qeen Victoria but the QE2 does not show down the Suez Canal although she is there.

Any hints that they may have cut off the positioning radar to the "general crowds" because of pirates?
 
Stealthz
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RE: Ship Trackers?

Fri Nov 21, 2008 11:35 am

Here you go MadameC

http://www.sailwx.info/shiptrack/shipposition.phtml?call=GBTT

But the grand lady has not reported her position since 15/11 when she was in the Med between Mallorca and Sardinia.

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MadameConcorde
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RE: Ship Trackers?

Fri Nov 21, 2008 11:41 am



Quoting StealthZ (Reply 4):

Thanks a lot for all your replies.

STealthZ, I have seen this one through my search. Apparently she is invisible on all ship trackers. Maybe she will show up once she has gone past the canal and in the Red Sea waters?

Grand Old LadyShip bridge cam:
http://www.cunardline.com/bridgecam/qe2_cam1.asp
Nice views, too!  cheerful 
 
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Fri Nov 21, 2008 4:58 pm

 
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RE: Ship Trackers?

Fri Nov 21, 2008 5:03 pm



Quoting Goldenshield (Reply 2):
This is the best I've found:



Quoting StealthZ (Reply 4):
Here you go MadameC

That is interesting. But, what are the blue dots with numbers next to them? Are they weather bouys?
 
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RE: Ship Trackers?

Fri Nov 21, 2008 5:32 pm



Quoting Seb146 (Reply 7):
But, what are the blue dots with numbers next to them? Are they weather bouys?

What blue dots? I only see red dots representing position reports.
 
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RE: Ship Trackers?

Fri Nov 21, 2008 6:28 pm

I used to work for Lloyd's Marine Intelligence Unit - they have the AIS system - the most advance vessel tracking product in the world.

I now work for a different company, but have access to Sea-Web which is the Lloyd's Register/Fairplay product.

If you ever need a location or anything specific about a vessel or a shipping company, drop me a PM and i'll see what I can do.
 
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RE: Ship Trackers?

Fri Nov 21, 2008 6:57 pm



Quoting AverageUser (Reply 6):
http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/

Whoa, that is quite cool, thanks a lot  Smile
 
MadameConcorde
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RE: Ship Trackers?

Sat Nov 22, 2008 7:31 am

There is still no sign of the QE2 on any of the internet ship trackers. Bridge cam says Red Sea, undisclosed location.

I hope she will be kept safe when she reaches Somalia which should be some time today ECT.

http://www.cunardline.com/bridgecam/qe2_cam1.asp

Where's GBTT?  wave 
 
Stealthz
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RE: Ship Trackers?

Sat Nov 22, 2008 8:07 am



Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 11):
Where's GBTT?

The sailwx site is based on voluntary weather reporting from ships and yachts, I tend to think there will increasingly be a lack of that voluntary reporting from vessels heading towards or in the Gulf of Aden

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 11):
I hope she will be kept safe when she reaches Somalia

No doubt she will, she has a lot more eyes on board to keep a lookout, the security forces in the area will no doubt pay special attention and if all else fails she can just procede at full speed.. that kept her predecessors safe from a more dedicated & deadly foe than currently exists in that part of the world.

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RE: Ship Trackers?

Sat Nov 22, 2008 8:27 am



Quoting Flynavy (Reply 1):
Perhaps you should ask the Somali pirates? They seem to have a grasp on it.

LOL... no shit.

Does anyone have any links to photos of ship's quarters/ bridge? What I am looking for is basically like "Cabin Views" here on Airliners.net but for ships. I have looked for them on Shipspotting.com, but with no luck. Oh, and it is for cargo/tanker vessels. Thanks!

-HSII
 
qantas744
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RE: Ship Trackers?

Sun Nov 23, 2008 9:45 am

Here are some pictures from when I went on the QE2 a couple of years ago:

http://matthew-taylor.fotopic.net/c1453012.html




Matt
 
MadameConcorde
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RE: Ship Trackers?

Sun Nov 23, 2008 2:33 pm



Quoting Qantas744 (Reply 14):

Thank you very much for posting these photos.
I can't believe Nakheel is going to take all this down -some say the Staterooms will also be taken down- and transform it into something new Dubai taste. Even the funnel will be removed and replaced by a glass tower with an ultra-luxurious penthouse inside, some decks will be added, the engines will be removed, they will use the engine bays for gaming rooms, etc.
The funnel will be sliced in two parts to be used on the ground as an entrance to the hotel!
I am happy to be there when she arrives on Wednesday. I will not want to see her as a hotel in the new Dubai style. I want to remember the Queen of the Seas, Concorde's old friend, as she was in the beginning and as she still is now. She is an awesome ship with a grand sailing history.
 
qantas744
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Mon Nov 24, 2008 5:18 pm

Thanks, it was a wonderful experience and I'm glad I did it despite the very dated feel to the cabin we had-I've had better in second rate motels, but there is no matching the history and tradition of the ship.




Matt
 
Stealthz
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RE: Ship Trackers?

Mon Nov 24, 2008 11:50 pm

Here you go MadameC,

About 18 hrs ago she was keeping well to the Northern shore of the Gulf of Aden, away from the Somali coast.
Big version: Width: 800 Height: 480 File size: 13kb


Cheers
 
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RE: Ship Trackers?

Mon Nov 24, 2008 11:58 pm



Quoting Flynavy (Reply 1):
Quoting MadameConcorde (Thread starter):


Perhaps you should ask the Somali pirates? They seem to have a grasp on it.

Classic answer to say the least. Still laughing.
 
luv2fly
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RE: Ship Trackers?

Tue Nov 25, 2008 12:03 am



Quoting Qantas744 (Reply 14):
Here are some pictures from when I went on the QE2 a couple of years ago:

I have to agree with you she sure did look dated in your photos.
 
Stealthz
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RE: Ship Trackers?

Thu Nov 27, 2008 1:26 am

Well MadameC,
You don't need any help with ship tracking now...

She isn't going far..
http://www.smh.com.au/photogallery/t...nal-destination/20081127-6jan.html

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