OceansAsia: “We are Uncovering Many AIS Anomalies Using @MarineTraffic”

🔴UPDATE🔴

Current investigations into the Chinese fleet located near the #Galapagos 🏝️🐢

@oceansasiaare uncovering many AIS anomalies, using @marinetraffic

Reefers that are in the area for months on end with no proximity alerts to any vessels… 1/5

⚠️They are looking into “bizarre findings” ⚠️

#Oceans#OverFishing

Source: @oceansasia through @marinetraffic

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Update on our current investigations into the Chinese fleet located near the #Galapagos

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We are uncovering many AIS anomalies, using @MarineTraffic. Reefers that are in the area for months on end with no proximity alerts to any vessels…

1/5

#Oceans#OverFishing

“This would be almost impossible given their movements + tracks. This could mean that they are trans-shipping from vessels that have their AIS switched off, or from smaller vessels without AIS installed….

2/5

#Galapagos #Fishing

When we initially catalogued the vessels, we documented 213 squid boats. Now we have documented over 270, many which were ‘not there’ during our first sweep. This would mean that they were operating with their AIS switched off…

3/5

#Oceans#Fishing#MarineConservation

We’ve even found vessels that seem to have discovered warp drive, transiting across the Pacific in under a day whilst also having the ability to sail across entire continents. Some vessels have been changing their AIS names every few days…

4/5

#Investigation #Conservation

We are working closely with our friends at @MarineTraffic who are assisting us and looking into our “bizarre findings.” We will send any findings to the relevant authorities The investigations continue….

5/5

#marinelife#oceanlife#MarineConservation



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