Saturday, January 14, 2012

The Last Voyage of Costa Concordia Mapped

Live ship tracking website Marine Traffic shows the track of the cruise ship Costa Concordia just before it crashed into the island of Giglio in the Mediterranean Sea.

The International Maritime Organization requires all vessels over 299GT to carry an AIS transponder on board. The transponder transmits data on position, speed and course, among some other static information, such as the vessel’s name, dimensions and voyage details.

Thanks to this AIS data there are now a lot of Google Maps mashups showing the real-time positions of ships around the world. Marine Traffic shows the track of the last 30 minutes of Concordia's voyage.



Gemi Trafik said...

You can find calculated tracks on marine charts that received datas from AIS;

Rahul said...

Why did the sonar did not detect immediate land under belly. I doubt the Captain was getting BJ from someone in his cabin or doing someone, very normal for captains on such ships to flirt with women on board take them to cabin.

Anonymous said...

Was the ship in an international water way? Did it go out side of that waterway? And if so is there an international maritime law broken here?

Anonymous said...

if any one know why the captain did'nt turnover the wheel at a WAYPOINT".

but i love the captain presence of mind.
At the time he turn over the v/l to shallow water 4000 lifes.

Anonymous said...

The sattelite pictures show the current position much closer to the two peninsula's....!!??