bobscott wrote:That link is real-time-sensitive so unlikely to be of any use now.
Apparently, on the way to Malta it's calling at Catania, southern Italy.Kamisiana wrote:The "TELIRI " Italian cable laying ship now en route to malta just passing Antikithira at 12.6 knots.
filippos wrote:If it's moored then it's still time sensitive insofar as the ships give out position information usually every few minutes. The only reasons I've encountered for ships being visible to the naked eye but not showing on the map are that they're military or have military connections. Some, mainly US ships, are technically merchant ships with a civilian crew, but 'seconded' to the USN.
Naval vessels from all over the place come into Souda and I'd that about 1/3 don't appear on Marine Traffic site; some that do show up are identified only with something like "NATO warship". Those that are fully identified include dimensions, call sign, international recognition numbers, links to photos etc.
If they are military but not shown on the map or with minimal information can usually be tracked down and identified by the number painted on the hull. They're known as "Hull" or "Pennant" numbers. I have about 200 photos of naval vessels (mostly in Souda Bay) and have only failed to identify a handful.
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