Free real time weather reports underway
Now a simple email request will get you all the ship reports
within 300 nmi of your location at sea that were transmitted
over the past 6 hours to the Voluntary Observing Ship program,
worldwide. Just send an email to
with your lat and lon in the first line of the body of the message
(in decimal degrees as shown below) and you will get the
reports back by return mail. The first line should be blank other than that location. This is a
free service compliments of Starpath School of Navigation, who also offers a free barometer
calibration service at www.starpath.com/barometers.
Here are two samples you can try: approach to New York City (40.123N, 72.456W) and the
approach to Bremerhaven in the North Sea (55.60N, 3.50E)... or try anywhere you choose.
For more information, instructions, and abbreviations used, send an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org with the word “ help “ in the subject line.