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Old 10 March 2011, 15:28   #11
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Originally Posted by Erin View Post
Hmmm. Methinks you could have some fun with the right kind of 'modified' AIS transmitter. Create some imaginary obstacles in the ocean. All it'd take is a fixed GPS lat/long input, which wouldn't be hard to generate. Oooh, a real can of worms being opened here . Far more fun that GPS jamming. Not that I would condone or even want to suggest behaviour of that sort.
Whip up a quick 500,000 ton supertanker going up the Thames at 30 knots

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Old 30 March 2011, 14:07   #12
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A new (to me) "safe water" AIS target has just appeared in the approaches to St. Malo, named "Atterage".

I'm assuming it's a permanent fixture, looks like these virtual A2N's are taking off

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Old 31 March 2011, 01:31   #13
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Originally Posted by Bern Hanreck View Post
AIS , Radar & suchlike are all very good , but you cannot beat a lookout with a bit of common sense...
Software fault apparently.
Wasn't it Longhope's Tamar that hit a fishing boat and ran up the beach due to a software fault. No MAIB report as the RNLI held their own internal investigation.

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