The Automated Identification System or ‘AIS’ is the modern method of tracking ships and was originally developed to avoid collisions among large vessels at sea. The system produces live information such as position, current speed and course, plus bearing and distance of nearby vessels. Vessel identity, specification and operational details are also available.
Commercial shipping that frequent Tor Bay include Coasters, MFV’s, Workboats & barges, Naval ships and Cruise ships. The Bay offers deep water anchorages . Deep draught vessels are able to anchor in an area , to the east of Tor Bay Harbour
Torbay Council are the Competent Harbour Authority and pilotage is compulsory for larger vessels navigating within Tor Bay Harbour limits.
The map below provides free real-time information to the public, about ship movements and ports, mainly across the coast-lines of Europe and N.America. The initial view is concentrated on Tor Bay Harbour.
Hover your mouse over the coloured icons and click for more information on the ship or vessel.