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Drunk Captain Grounds Ship in Sweden


This past Sunday afternoon, the 90-meter-long Malta-registered cargo ship Kaisa was expected to arrive in the port of Helsingborg, Sweden. That afternoon, the Swedish Coast Guard’s Command Center received an alarm that the vessel had run aground in the entrance to the Helsingborg’s bulk port. 

exactEarth Receives Defense Intelligence Integration Enterprise (DI2E) Gold Star Recognition for the Second Straight Year

exactEarth Ltd. recently showcased the exactAIS Geospatial Web Services™ and the ShipView™ web application at the Defense Intelligence Information Enterprise (D12E) Plugfest sponsored by the U.S. Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence in Washington, DC. exactEarth is pleased to have once again received Gold Star recognition from the DoD in recognition of the ability to align with the DI2E Framework.

exactEarth Announces New Small Vessel Tracking Service

Cambridge, ON- May 23, 2014— exactEarth Ltd., the leading provider of Satellite AIS (Automatic Identification System) data services, recently announced a mutually exclusive alliance with SRT plc (SRT), the leading AIS manufacturer. This strategic alliance has produced an innovative and revolutionary new solution for tracking the millions of small vessels traversing our oceans daily around the globe. Central to this solution is a jointly developed new technology called ABSEA™ (Advanced Class B Satellite Enabled AIS) that, for the first time, enables low power AIS transceivers to be tracked from space. Small and inexpensive ABSEA enabled AIS devices, which can be easily installed on small commercial and leisure vessels with just a clip-on tamper proof battery powered unit, can now be tracked by the exactEarth existing satellite constellation. This critical information can now be securely delivered to customers through the new exactAIS Trax™ service from exactEarth that for the first time, delivers a global monitoring capability to track any maritime vessel, regardless of size and proximity to shore-based receivers.

Search for Missing Yachtsmen

U.S. authorities resumed a hunt on Tuesday for four British yachtsmen missing in the Atlantic Ocean after a public appeal backed by UK politicians and British billionaire Richard Branson not to give up on finding them yet. 

exactEarth Proudly Supplied Data to the Oceans Beyond Piracy Project

Cambridge, ON – May 8, 2014 – Recently, the One Earth Future Foundation published its 2013 analysis of the economic ramifications surrounding maritime piracy and examines the costs incurred as a result of piracy occurring off the coast of Somalia, as well as in the Gulf of Guinea. This analysis was done as part of the Oceans Beyond Piracy Project. This project was implemented to increase awareness in the international community and to work towards finding an effective response to solve the immediate crisis associated with piracy. The study shows that while the number of piracy attacks was significantly reduced in 2013, there still remain 50 hostages in captivity and the Gulf of Guinea continues to be a real danger.

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