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Publish date: 20 Jun 2012

James Cook has recently been fitted with an Automatic Identification System (AIS) which is a tracking device used to identify and locate vessels at sea. The hardware was donated by Jotron UK, based in Newcastle UK.

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As well as being a very useful aid to navigation and safety AIS allows families, friends and supporters of Ocean Youth Trust North to see the boat’s current position through our website and share the experience of those on board.

We continually strive to improve the means by which we manage safety and control risk to ensure the well-being of the young people who sail with us.  The installation of this equipment using the latest technology is another step forward helping to keep us at the forefront of UK Sail Training.

The hardware was donated by Jotron UK Ltd., installed without charge by UK Electronic Solutions and supported by a grant from the Royal Northumberland Yacht Club (RNYC).

Please use the link: to see James Cook in London and to follow her progress in the forthcoming ASTO Small Ships Race to Weymouth.

We are extremely grateful to these organisations for their generosity and continued support.