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Who are the people in your neighborhood
« on: February 14, 2017, 10:33:51 PM »
There was (or is . . . they could still be around) an FB group that kept tabs on various Automatic Identification System (AIS) Websites to generate maritime intelligence. The group didn't appear to be aware that ships are able to hide their identity.

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One in a hundred ships using fake AIS identities as manipulation increases
POSTED BY ORBITAL ADMIN:21ST OCT, 2014: CONTROL AND SURVEILLANCE MONITORING

https://stopillegalfishing.com/press-links/one-in-a-hundred-ships-using-fake-ais-identities-as-manipulation-increases/

One per cent of all ships around the world are giving out fake identities via their AIS transponder systems, according to Windward, a specialised data company developing maritime intelligence technologies.

From 2002, the United Nations global shipping agency, the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), mandated that ships over 3 000 tons transmit their information (identity, position, vessel type, course, speed and other safety-related information) to nearby ships and on-shore receiving base stations via a VHF radio. This Automatic Identification System (AIS) was designed to promote safety and avoid collisions by giving ships information on nearby vessels that might not be visible due to distance, bad weather conditions, or in crowded seas.

In a new research report looking at the real world applications of AIS manipulation, the magnitude of this trend and its far-reaching implications, Windward noted that since 2008, commercial satellites began collecting ship transmissions from space, allowing full time tracking of ships beyond the horizon. "The interest in the intelligence and security world is clear: knowing where ships are located and where they are heading is of key importance," the company noted.

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That being said . . . it remains an entertaining exercise.  :D

Chinese Coast Guard on Scarborough



US logistics ship at Subic



 
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Re: Who are the people in your neighborhood
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2017, 12:04:53 AM »

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Re: Who are the people in your neighborhood
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2017, 12:41:01 AM »
China Coast Guard at Scarborough 6 hours ago (as of posting time)




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Re: Who are the people in your neighborhood
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2017, 12:53:29 PM »
CCG 3175 has been at Scarborough for 18 hours now



Second ship identified as Yu Zheng 312


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Re: Who are the people in your neighborhood
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2017, 04:39:56 PM »
Yu Zheng 312 is a fisheries administration ship. One of the largest in the fleet

This is apparently the largest "fishing administration ship" at one point.

Second ship identified as Yu Zheng 312



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New ship patrols South China Sea
Updated: 2013-03-23 02:31

By WANG QIAN in Guangzhou (China Daily)

http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2013-03/23/content_16339203.htm

A fishery inspection ship set off on its maiden voyage from Guangzhou to patrol the South China Sea on Friday, according to the Regional Bureau of South China Sea Fishery Management of the Ministry of Agriculture.

Wu Zhuang, director of the bureau, said the Yuzheng 312 will play a positive role in regular patrols of the South China Sea, strengthening the country's law enforcement capacity and better protecting fishermen's safety.



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« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2017, 01:38:28 AM »
#3175 is still there



Looks like a new ship has appeared: #3304




Two fishing vessels showed up



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Re: Who are the people in your neighborhood
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2017, 11:08:23 AM »
No AIS data on our eastern coast . . . so we'll have to content ourselves with the latest updates on occupation of Scarborough Shoal as of March 13, 2017





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