About Ship Tracking
Vessel positions are generally live but may be updated intermittently, old or incomplete and may not represent the current real-time location. Data on ports, ships and vessels is provided for informational reasons only and is not related by any means to the safety of navigation or commercial purposes and is provided for interest only.
Data for ship locations is relayed using the AIS (Automatics Identification System) and hosted by the MarineTraffic. Data streaming of ship locations is dependant on transmitter location and availability. Some areas are not supported.
Port locations on Google Maps - click here...
You can view the vessel positions with greater information on Google Earth. Save the file from this link and open with Google Earth. (Note Google Earth may run slowly on some computers with insufficient power).
Open file with Google Earth
If you do not have Google Earth installed on your computer, you can download it here.