VESSEL TRACKING SYSTEM
The Marine Exchange is also able to incorporate data transmitted by various satellite transponders to track fishing vessels, barges and other vessels where AIS is not used. We are also expanding the benefits of AIS technology to digitally transmit weather and other safety information to mariners.
ACCESS TO VESSEL TRACKING DISPLAY
Access to the Marine Exchange’s PACTRACS is provided via membership and a subscription service, the cost of which is based on the area of coverage and data accessed. Terrestrial AIS coverage for Alaska is our entry option. Access to terrestrial and satellite AIS data for the entire North Pacific from the equator to the Arctic is also available as well as options between these two. Our software system, PACTRACS, is a user friendly vessel tracking display that presents vessels’ position reports, dimensions, type of vessel and other information transmitted by vessel's AIS and/or satellite transponders via the web. The display can be accessed by a computer, cell phone or PDA and allows users to select from a variety of display options as well as search for vessels, establish arrival and departure alert messages and replay a vessel's past transits.
For information on options, fees and enrollment in the Marine Exchange vessel tracking system, select the button.