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Automatic Identification System (AIS) Tracking Lake Ontario

If the TOWARF Rescue Boat AIS data is being received, you will see a closeup map with the track of our vessel. If not, a view of Western Lake Ontario will display. 

The Automatic Identification System (AIS) is a short range coastal tracking system used on ships and by Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) for identifying and locating vessels by electronically exchanging data via VHF radio.  

Only large vessels are required to carry AIS. On Lake Ontario Coast Guard, and some Coast Guard Auxiliary, Police vessels and pleasure craft may also be equiped. The TOWARF Rescue Boat has an AIS system onboard.  

The AIS map is provided MarineTraffic. For more information about MarineTraffic and AIS, visit their FAQ.

Warning Notices: Vessel positions may be outdated or incomplete. Data is provided for informational reasons only and should not be used for navigation. TOWARF takes no responsibility for the accuracy of this data.

VOLUNTEERS SAVING LIVES ON WESTERN LAKE ONTARIO SINCE 1954
Supported by the Town of Oakville and Local Boaters
Unit # 008 of the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary

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