Follow that Ship!

Are you taking your MX5 on its holidays this summer? Perhaps you will be one of the thousands sailing from Dover to Calais on this ship and then driving south through France to the sunshine. Once the car is lashed down in the hold you will probably wander up on deck to watch the ships going by, and perhaps wonder where they are all going. Well now you can find out very easily using a super tracking application from MarineTraffic.com. There are an awful lot of vessels out there as this screenshot shows:

The simplest way to access this worldwide service is via your PC or laptop, but there are now apps for most mobile devices and you can of course take these with you in your pocket. To go straight to the Marinetraffic.com site just click on the photo above and move the map to your area of interest. If you would like to get the app for your device then follow the instructions below:

For iPhone devices, click on the apple or open the App Store and search for ‘marinetraffic’. The app costs £2.49.

For Android devices open the Android Market on your mobile device and search for ‘marinetraffic’. Alternatively, click on the android.

Finally, if you would like to learn more about how it all works and perhaps set up your own tracking station, then visit our sister site, Whitbyweather.com.


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