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      02-16-2008, 10:22 AM   #67
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AIS radar went down late last night and is still down this morning.
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      02-16-2008, 04:17 PM   #68
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And it is still down this afternoon. . .
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      02-16-2008, 06:12 PM   #69
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I found a new web site that is really helpful! Aida arrives at the PanCanal on Feb 19 (just as we thought) and is scheduled to transit the canal the morning of Feb 21.

http://www.boydsteamship.com/daily_traffic_report.htm
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      02-16-2008, 08:18 PM   #70
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Thanks for posting the new site. I'll check it out after I post this.

I had the same problem using sailwx with the SBLI call sign, but when I went to the top level of the site and zoomed into the Atlantic near Florida, I saw the Aida east of Jackonsville. I'll keep checking to see if it shows steady progress.

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      02-16-2008, 08:20 PM   #71
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I saw that today, too, but after looking into it further I think I determined that it was her last heading posted on Sailwx, meaning it was that nootime 2/15 data feed as she was going into Brunswick. I guess we will know for sure if we see her move tomorrow.
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And, the regular AIS radar is STILL down. I wonder if they took a server down for maintenance. All I get is, "Server is too busy." It wouldn't matter for Aida now anyways because she's too far away from land to be picked up by radar. We only have Sailwx, if the data is actually new.
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I saw that today, too, but after looking into it further I think I determined that it was her last heading posted on Sailwx, meaning it was that nootime 2/15 data feed as she was going into Brunswick. I guess we will know for sure if we see her move tomorrow.
You are probably right. Time to check out the site you posted earlier.
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I found a new web site that is really helpful! Aida arrives at the PanCanal on Feb 19 (just as we thought) and is scheduled to transit the canal the morning of Feb 21.
I found it. Thanks again.

M/V Aida | 0600/19/Feb | Not booked | #6 | AM21st

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That means you have to keep your Thursday morning calendar clear to watch her on the PanCanal web cams.

I actually watched a ship go through the Gatun Locks last summer on my Treo phone. Sometimes they sit in that outer bay for two days, so you really don't know when they are going to transit (although this new web site will help with that). So, I happened to see it go through on my Treo phone and I then headed home to watch it go through the Mira Flores locks, the second set of locks, on my PC. It takes many hours to go through the whole PanCanal.
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One of the things I do is build web sites and it seems strange that Sailwx has been down so long. I Googled sailwx and discovered that it was built by some guy named Hal Mueller. http://halmueller.wordpress.com/about/

Sites run by individuals are subject to extensive outages. If this was a commercial site, it would have been up by now.

I'll try to watch the AIDA making its way through the canal on Tuesday, but I've got a few appointments that day.
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One of the things I do is build web sites and it seems strange that Sailwx has been down so long. I Googled sailwx and discovered that it was built by some guy named Hal Mueller. http://halmueller.wordpress.com/about/

Sites run by individuals are subject to extensive outages. If this was a commercial site, it would have been up by now.

I'll try to watch the AIDA making its way through the canal on Tuesday, but I've got a few appointments that day.
AIS is back up this morning. Aida is due to arrive at the canal (prob Manzanillo) on Tues, but she is set to go through the canal on Thurs. Thurs is the day you should try to watch her go through. It is a very slow process. They start in the very early morning and Gatun Locks comes first. I think it takes about 1-2 hours to get from the Gatun Locks to Miraflores Locks. The whole transit event takes about six hours.
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it seems strange that Sailwx has been down so long. I Googled sailwx and discovered that it was built by some guy named Hal Mueller.
As far as I can tell, sailwx.info has not been down at all in the last few days. Aida's progress on the map is another matter completely: if the ship isn't posting weather reports then I have no information to supply.

I've seen good results when passengers on cruise ships, or customers with freight aboard the vessels, pester the bridge officers or the vessel operator to submit more weather reports--the old saying about squeaky wheels.
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As far as I can tell, sailwx.info has not been down at all in the last few days. Aida's progress on the map is another matter completely: if the ship isn't posting weather reports then I have no information to supply.

I've seen good results when passengers on cruise ships, or customers with freight aboard the vessels, pester the bridge officers or the vessel operator to submit more weather reports--the old saying about squeaky wheels.
No, sailwx has not been down. It was aislive web site that was down over the weekend. I have never known sailwx to be down. You are correct, it is just a matter of ships reporting their positions. We sure like your web site when they do report.
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As far as I can tell, sailwx.info has not been down at all in the last few days. Aida's progress on the map is another matter completely: if the ship isn't posting weather reports then I have no information to supply.
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Sorry for coming to the wrong conclusion. Thank you very much for building and maintaining sailwx. It's a very useful web site.
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Let me second that - thanks much for building sailwx.


On another note - anyone seen the Aida near the canal? Lloyd's bought out aislive recently, so I'm not sure how my 2 week trial registration is going to proceed...

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Lloyd's bought out aislive recently, so I'm not sure how my 2 week trial registration is going to proceed...
I started my aislive trial, but I can only track ships near Europe. I might be doing something wrong.
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She's not at the canal, yet.
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She's not at the canal, yet.
thanks...

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thanks...

My endearing wife thinks my topless car is skinny-dipping in the gulf.
It could be. It's not in the PanCanal approach, yet. Here's the latest AIS snapshot.
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oof...

Glug, glug, glug. I better go order another one to have it here by summer
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She's in the canal area. Just a second and I will post a new map. She was actually on the map I just posted, but for some reason, her label wasn't there. Maybe a radar glitch??
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She's anchored in the port of Manzanillo, as scheduled. Look in that inner bay towards the right.
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