Sunday, October 20, 2013


We have always had a Vessel Traffic Service special interest page and will still recommend it for those interested in how the various systems of vessel traffic control and tracking work. But we have noted that admiralty lawyers often need to track merchant ships for service of process. To make those resources easier to find we've added the following links to the very top of the Admiralty Law section, and to the big links locker. 

American Admiralty Books Safety & Privacy Policies   EU VISITORS WARNING POSSIBLE COOKIES AHEAD

This section is for lawyers and seamen. If you are a lawyer in need of vessel tracking for service of process we suggest the following links:
Here are some sample vessel tracking sites that provide some free services:

The above links are AIS based systems. AIS can be spoofed, not all services update as frequently as others. The free services are particularly subject to out dated information or vulnerable to spoofing. When you absolutely must have the exact information on a ship's location, as when an admiralty lawyer is attempting to serve process there is no substitute for Lloyd's Intelligence Services, a service of Lloyds of London. Lloyds charges for its services but not only uses modern AIS tracking but maintains a world wide net work of commercial intelligence agents around the world who check custom houses and for official entry pratique,and clearance data. Lloyds finds your ship in the world and for a reasonable fee tracks it until it is about to enter any port you name where you may effect service of process.;jsessionid=CBFA578AB8B6CCE32326F71B4558C59A


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