Interesting Site For Tracking Ships
My daughter and her family return from holidays today. They are travelling back by ferry and it left port 90 minutes later than planned. We expected them to arrive that much later but I decided to see if there were an arrivals board for ferries coming into Belfast port and found a live ship tracking site. It showed the local sea between England and Northern Ireland and there was a red circle around the boat they were travelling on.
Caught Up To Time
It was really interesting to check on every so often. It showed the boat going past the Isle of Man and it gave the ETA. The boat went faster than normal and the ETA got closer and closer to what it should have been if it had left on time. By the time it arrived at Belfast, it was only 9 minutes late.
We were able to see when the boat was about to turn into Belfast Lough and went down to the front to wave at it going past. They wouldn't have been able to see us but we had the binoculars and could just about make out figures on deck.
When I zoomed out of the local sea area, I realised that this ship has all the boats in the world on it. Well, I can't guarantee that but it certainly seems to show a lot of shipping in different parts of the world! The site, if you are interested is https://www.myshiptracking.com
Image Credit » (c) MegL screenshot