I was sent an email today from marinetraffic.com and it offered me to be able to add my boat to the marine traffic site, from my mobile phone, WITHOUT having an AIS system on my boat!

See the links below:

for android - market://search?q=pname:com.marinetraffic.iais

for iphone/ipad - http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/iais-...6084?ls=1&mt=8

If you have any problems, PM me your email address, and I'll forward you the email I was sent!

I've set mine up, and it works fine!
(It shows my boat in the works car park, when it's actually 25 miles away in the Harbour!!!) (I'll adjust it's position later!).

*** HOWEVER ***

It states, it is not using radio signals like a 'bonafied' AIS set, it is using the internet, so unless whoever is aproaching you (With your iphone AIS switched on) is looking at their marine AIS set, you wont show up on their display!! But if they're looking at an AIS site via their mobile internet thingymajig you'll show up on their screen!

Worth a look anyway!

Pedro