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Monday, 10 February 2014

AIS tracks the fishing vessel Ajax in Mount's Bay


While the first sight of the AIS tracks might be confusing to the casual observer...



 the highlighted version shows where the three 'tiers' of nets that the Ajax has shot are in the Bay. With only a 36 hour lull in the weather the boat was forced to fish in home waters rather than norh west or west of the Scillies - her normal operational grounds. The boat hauls the nets into the wind so as to keep the boat 'on the gear' - the skipper also has to take note of the direction of the tide flowing as well.