Category "Updates"

AIS coverage back to normal after attack

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Good news: FleetMon’s AIS coverage is back to normal after the malicious attacks on the FleetMon servers over the weekend. Thanks to all partners who supported us, and thanks to all FleetMon users for their understanding. We are now better geared to resist such attacks should they appear again in the future.

FleetMon under attack, AIS reception affected

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Starting Saturday evening 16:00 UTC, the FleetMon system finds itself under attack from unknown sources in the Internet that aim to interrupt or stop FleetMon’s services. While our servers have been successfully stabilized in the meantime, AIS reception is affected and not yet back to normal level. Thank you very much for your understanding.
We are working hard to block this kind of attack and identify the source, hopefully restoring full FleetMon coverage during Monday.

Update: AIS Coverage has been fully restored in the meantime. See our following blog post.

Smart Vessel Filters out now!

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Have you ever tried to find out how many Italian-flagged Liquified Gas Carriers of a certain deadweight are included in the FleetMon Vessel Database?

No matter if you are looking for Bulk carriers of the Panamax size, or pleasure crafts longer than 50 meters, the necessary filters to browse the FleetMon Vessel Database for the ships of your interest are now available for you.

Sort over 390.000 ships by flag, AIS category, length or attribute – the different filters of course can be combined. Users with an Unlimited account additionally benefit from advanced filters to browse the database by deadweight and  specific vessel types, such as Reefer, Cable Ship or Ore Carrier.

Enjoy the enhanced possibilities of the FleetMon Vessel Database and don’t hesitate to contact us with your feedback, questions or inquiries.

Vessel database with advanced filters


GEORG BUECHNER sunk, AIS track of her last moments here available

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130528 GEORG BUECHNER AJAKS - foto copyright #5987
Polish Coast Guard confirms that GEORG BUECHNER sank at approximate position 54.55871’N / 18.31,308’E in unknown depth northeast off Rozewie Lighthouse.
This is the position indicated in below screenshot. Navigational warnings issued. Foto:

actions possible: pickup seamen

main image of situation

Google Earth view with timestamps and position

FleetMon offers this AIS recordings as a GoogleEarth file

FleetMon Record: Ajaks_2013-05-31.kmz

We would be glad to hear about results of your analyzes and new opinions!

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Almería – FleetMon te está echando de menos!

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A new host is wanted for our AIS Station in Almería:

Tal vez te hayas dado cuenta ya:
En el sur de España desaparecieron algunos puntos colorados del mapa hace unos días. Por eso buscamos a un nuevo socio alrededor de Almería.
La estación de AIS ya esta ahí – solo falta un interesado que puede conectarla al internet y a la corriente. El nuevo anfitrión por supuesto será premiado con una cuenta Unlimited gratuita.

¿Conoces a alguien que vive alrededor de Almería o Carboneras, o incluso te encuentras ahí tu mismo? ¡Fantástico!
Ponte en contacto con nosotros y pronto serás uno de los socios AIS de FleetMon!

FleetMon Explorer - live real-time vessel tracking and monitoring -

If you are located in the southeastern coast of Andalusia or if you know someone there who could be interested in hosting an AIS receiver station for FleetMon, please get in touch with us!

Tag your vessels, organize your fleet list!

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FleetMon’s My Fleet list is a great way to keep track of the ships you are interested in. My Fleet provides you with a fleet position overview at a glance on the map, both in your browser or on your mobile. And what’s more, the FleetMon start page and the daily e-mail report give you a concise summary of what has happened overnight in your “fleet”.

So, now you started collecting all ships of interest in your My Fleet – excellent! The FleetMon Pro and Unlimited accounts have plenty of space for you. But how to stay organized as your list grows?

We just introduced the My Fleet tag system for this purpose, which lets you sort and categories all entries in your list in a most flexible way:

  • Agents and suppliers: Organize your list by client, by status, by port of call, by week of arrival, …
  • Brokers: Organize by owner, type, tonnage, probability, interests, …
  • Ship spotters and ship lovers: Your favorite coasters from the 1980ies, Icelandic fisher boats, Swedish Navy Ships, …
  • Ship managers: Organize your fleet by type, by charterer, by department, by size, by year of built, … – and why not keep a list of competitor X and competitor Y?

You name it, everything is possible. You can assign the same ship to multiple tags; and multiple ships to the same tag.
The tag system adopts perfectly to the way YOU think and work.

Here is how:

Add tags when adding a vessel to your watchlist…


…so you can easily filter your My Fleet for those ships you are interested in.


Edit and assign tags from within My Fleet by clicking the “tag” icon in the rightmost column. FleetMon suggests tags that you are already using so that you don’t have to repeat yourself.


Now, go ahead, try the new organization system and make it part of your everyday work!

Don’t hesitate to let us have your comments and wishes, we are always happy to hear your feedback.

Get well soon, Emma Maersk!

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At the beginning of February 2013 the queen of container vessels, Emma Maersk –  one of the largest cargo ships in the word, had to break off its voyage to Asia. Being in the waters of the Suez Canal the danish ship sustained damages to the main engine due to inrushing water. Fortunately, there was no real danger of sinking and no pollution reported.

The ship was initially evacuated to the quay at Suez Canal Container Terminal and several investigations were held. Its seems that the leakage was caused by a failure of the stern thruster propeller blades that cracked the ship’s hull and resulted in the flooding of the engine room.

In the meanwhile Emma Maersk was towed to Sicily island and is moored in Palermo since the 25th of February. In accordance to the owner Maersk Line it is probably a matter of months before the vessel can enter into service again.

Detailed information about the accident as well as several screenshots showing the transfer of Emma Maersk are available in the ship’s wiki section, which you can find on the bottom of the datasheet.

emma evacuation

emma evacuation 2

FleetMon AIS as a highlight in tourism

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That’s how you are welcomed by the Friesendorff family in their venerable captain’s house Klar Kimming, built in 1927. This friendly holiday resort is located on Amrum, one of the largest islands of the North Frisian Islands in Germany.

With its comfortable rooms, relaxing Spa and picturesque sights Klar Kimmimg conquered already the hearts of many tourists. And with the help of FleetMon an unique highlight can be offered to its visitors:

The ships that guests can see on the horizon are shown and identified on a TV screen directly in the captain’s house. Klar Kimming, located on a hill, has a great view onto the sea and thus is an ideal host of a FleetMon AIS station. With this AIS station the marine traffic can be captured and  presented in real-time. So the visitors can see on the screen when the next ferry is approaching the port.

We are grateful to the Friesendorff family for supporting FleetMon and are sure that the display of local maritime traffic is a valuable source of information and entertainment for the residents and guests of Klar Kimming.
The FleetMon’s users can keep track of the maritime events around Amrum island using FleetMon Explorer.

Amrum 2

Brand-new AIDAstella is coming to Warnemuende!

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Tommorow’s Saturday promises to be exciting: the latest new build of AIDA, the AIDAstella is on its way to Warnemuende! The large ship’s christening ceremony will take place here on 16th of March. The stunning vessel with its kissing mouth at the bow will proudly pass the snow-covered pier heads and will be moored at about 9 am on Saturday in the Warnemuende Cruise Center.

So just prepare your cameras and be ready to sail away from your place directly to Warnemuende! A celebratory programme full of interesting events will be waiting for you and the AIDAstella’s fans. The most impressive highlight will be the christening moment with breaking a bottle of champagne at 7:30 pm. Afterwards AIDAstella will be shining in the bright colors of an amazing firework!

AIDAstella will start its 14-days maiden voyage the following day at 8 pm. It will head for Oslo, Southampton, Paris and Amsterdam. Everyone who is not so fortunate to have a voyage booked on board the cruise ship can follow the AIDAstella directly on FleetMon.



It’s here: FleetMon mobile for Android!

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We’ve listened to your wishes and developed a new version of FleetMon for all mobile devices!
FleetMon mobile for Android devices has just been delivered to the Google Play Store.

The app passed all sea trials and provides you with traffic displays from all around the globe. Use the ship and port search to look up ship positions, their particulars and schedules. Your My Fleet list is synchronized with the website so you can keep track of your favorite ships. And guess what: the app is free of charge!

Download now, enjoy mobile tracking with FleetMon and let us know how you like it!

20130306_blog_fmmobileAndroid app on Google Play

By the way, FleetMon mobile will run on almost all smartphone platforms.