Frequently Asked Questions

What about the security risks of publishing this information?
Knowing where a ship is isn't a security risk any more than knowing where the Bank of England is. You can't hid a ship in the vastness of the oceans. Francis Drake had no difficulty finding ships four hundred years ago without AIS. If you want to hide a boat, paint it grey and put it under the water like the navy does with its submarines. Nearly all other ships are brightly painted, carry AIS, radar, radar reflectors, horns and two-way radios. ShipAIS.com has been visited by many maritime professionals..