Track our boats
This page uses Automatic Identification System (AIS) data which 'broadcasts' locations of most marine vessels above a certain size. The raw data is then mapped. It allows users to see where the lifeboats have been on service and exercise. To use the map (courtesy of Google Maps), navigate so you are over the two blue dots. Select one and either the Shannon or D-class page will appear. If you then select 'past track', an overlay route of the last voyage of that boat will appear. If nothing appears, the AIS system has probably been switched off as the boats are at the station. Because this is a free service, only one boat can be tracked at a time. Accuracy is good but it should never be used as a navigational aid. Data is provided to the site by marinetraffic.com.