How to Manage Your Vessel Lists

In this guide, we will show you how to organize and edit your vessel lists.

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Written by Line Omholt-Jensen
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This guide will help you effectively manage your vessel lists. Whether you're a seasoned seafarer or just exploring the shipping world.

With our step-by-step instructions and clear explanations, in this guide you can learn more about:

Get ready to efficiently and effectively monitor the vessels that matter most to you.

Understand Your Vessel List

Once you go through all of the below mentioned steps, a new tab will open showing such information:

  • Map (at the top of the screen): Shows where the vessels in your list are in the world. You can zoom in/out and swipe around on this map.

  • Name and the creator

  • The blue button menu. Check out this guide to learn more about their purpose.

  • Time when the list was created

  • Time when the list was last updated

  • Number of vessels on the list

  • Overview of all the vessels added to your list (bottom of your screen). You can scroll down to view them all.

So let's open up the vessel list overview by following these steps:

1) Go to "My Resources"

2) Click on "Vessel lists".

3) Click on a vessel list of your choosing.

Edit Your Vessel List

Steps To Take:

1) Click on the blue button that says "Edit".

2) Delete unwanted vessels by clicking the red trash can. You can also rename the list by clicking its name and entering a new one.

3) Click "Save"

4) Return to vessel list overview with the upper left arrow.

Add Vessels To Your List

Steps to Take:

1) Click on the "Add Vessels" button.

2) Enter the vessel's name or IMO/MMSI number

3) Click on the vessel once it shows up in the results, blue checkmark will appear next to it once selected.

4) Click "Done"

🎉Hurray! You have added a vessel to your list!

Note that you can also add notes to your vessel list by clicking on "My Notes" in the blue button menu section. We explain "My Notes" feature better in the guide here.

Delete Your Vessel List

The last of the blue buttons in the menu says "Delete".

Steps To Take:

1) Click on "Delete" button

2) Click on "Confirm" if you wish to delete completely your vessel list

Change the Color of Your Vessel List

Steps To Take:

1) Go to "My Resources"

2) Click on "My Vessel Lists".

Notice the colored line next to all your vessel lists? This color indicates what color the vessels in that list will have when shown on your ShipAtlas map.

3) To change this color click on the "Three dots" on the right side of the screen.

4) Choose one of the 16 color options

🎉Hurray! You have changed the color of you vessel list!

Notice that the "More" menu also presents different shortcuts to the other features explained in this guide, like for instance "Add Vessels".


Congratulations! 🎉

You now know how to manage your vessel list.

In the next guide, we will explain how to view a vessel list on your map.

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