A lot of nets in the water

22 02 2013
There are over 100 fishing boats working around the Westfjords this day!

There are over 100 fishing boats working around the Westfjords this day!

This image is from the Marine Traffic webpage (http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/). It is a live ship traffic map! The system is based on AIS (Automatic Identification System). Since December 2004, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) requires all vessels over 299GT to carry an AIS transponder on board, which transmits their position, speed and course, among some other static information, such as vessel’s name, dimensions and voyage details.

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