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There are several ways to track vessels in Maritime Optima. In this article we will tell you about different options that let you search for the vessels in Maritime Optima.

Vessel center

Vessel Center can be found in the left menu. Here you can search for any vessel (and we have 75 000 of them!) using its name, IMO number or other searching criteria.

Besides the vessel search, you will find here a list of vessels you recently viewed, Private questionnaires, Vessel lists, Vessel Exchange, Uploaded files and Team Vessel Activity.

Vessel search

To find a vessel, select the filter "Name" and start writing the name of the vessel, or choose other criteria.

When you have found the vessel, click on it, then "View in map", and you will be taken to its real-live AIS position:

Before you go to the AIS location, you can notice that every vessel has a technical description. It is a public questionnaire based on Q88.


Read more about vessel questionnaires in the next article.

And finally, we go to the upper right corner and click on the blue button "View in the map".

Find a vessel on the map

Add a segment layer to the map (you can also choose sub-segments like Tanker/Aframax) in the right menu. Then point at any vessel in the map and hover over the vessel icon, or click on it to get more information.

You can also search for a vessel right in the map.

If you point at the vessel, you will see a box with a short information about this ship. You can also click on the vessel to see more technical details (it will appear on the left). Scroll down and click at "More details" to see the questionnaire.

Mobile App

When you are using Maritime Optima on your mobile phone, you can track any vessel in the Vessel Center as well, or just click on the vessel on the map.

To search for a vessel in the Vessel Center, open it in the menu, and select the filter "Name". Then start typing the name of the vessel.

When you have found the right vessel, just click on it and then pull the box at the bottom up to see vessel details.

Another way to see vessel details is to click on a vessel in the map, or search n the search field in the map. Then just pull the box up and scroll to see vessel information:


Next steps

After you started to work with vessel tracking and data, here are some tips for you what to do next:

  • Read next: learn about Public and private questionnaires in your Maritime Optima app

  • Check out this video to see how to work with Vessel Center and Vessel Search

  • Study our User guide to learn how to set up different features in Maritime Optima and try them out

  • Check out the Pricing Page, so you know what Plan fits best to your needs.

πŸ’‘ We recommend you to use both the mobile app and desktop application to get the best of Maritime Optima. Use the same login. Data is synced in real-time.

If you have any problems or questions, let us know in the chat box or send an e-mail to post@maritimeoptima.com and we will help you.

Read next: Public and private questionnaires

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