Monitoring a ship’s location while on land is very valuable especially to those waiting for their next vessel joining date. It can help them anticipate the precise time when will their ship arrive at the designated port where they will be joining based from the information given by their respective agencies. Being able to know that kind of information will allow seafarers to manage their time carefully. It can also help them know if their agency is telling them the truth regarding the ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival) of their ship or the agency is just making false promises to prevent the seafarers from transferring to another agency.
All you need to do is go to www.marinetraffic.com website. Input the name of your vessel then you can receive multiple information like vessel’s details, last position received, voyage related info, and other related information including pictures of the vessel. You can also check the itineraries history to have some overview of the ship’s route. The site also provides a map of the ship’s location.