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The Shipping Database (incorporating World Warships) is a research project of Matterson Marine & Maritime Risk Management. The data is reproduced from a variety of sources, including but not limited to shipyards, shipping companies and classification societies as well as our vast research library.

We have incorporated several modifications to the way that data has been displayed over our previous databases; including a clearer layout and additional details on each vessel.

Full explanations of the terms utilised can be found on the terminology page.

We have not limited our database to ocean going or self-propelled vessels; details of barges and inland waterways (especially European) vessels are included as research allows. The news section of this page will be updated as new shipyards, companies or naval forces are researched.

All photographs are digital reproductions sourced from original film or slides held in our collection, original digital images taken by ourselves or images which we have been given the authority to reproduce. No commercial use of any photographs on this site is permitted without prior written agreement.

Whilst every care is taken in the representation of data, users should confirm the veracity of the data before utilising it for their own purposes. No liability is accepted for any third party use of our data.

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This week's update:
New Ships Added: 54
Vessel History Records Updated: 1127
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This weeks update:
New Ships Added: 54
Vessel History Records Updated: 1127

This week's update:

New Ships Added: 235
Vessel History Records Added: 1347

Tug Joe Mann standing by in Lyttelton Harbour Inner Basin 14 February 2021
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This weeks update:

New Ships Added: 235
Vessel History Records Added: 1347

Tug Joe Mann standing by in Lyttelton Harbour Inner Basin 14 February 2021

This week's update:
New Ships Added: 84
Vessel History Records Added: 3747

North Korean HAE SONG @ Singapore 2010
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This weeks update:
New Ships Added: 84
Vessel History Records Added: 3747

North Korean HAE SONG @ Singapore 2010
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This week's update:

New Ships Added: 203
Vessel History Records Added: 1674

HYDRA DAWN - Lyttelton February 2021

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This weeks update:

New Ships Added: 203
Vessel History Records Added: 1674

HYDRA DAWN - Lyttelton February 2021

https://theshippingdatabase.com/vessels/swakop-3/

Database Statistics @ 31 January 2021
Vessel Records: 298, 928
Vessel History Records: 406, 430

MSC EDITH - Singapore 2006

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Database Statistics @ 31 January 2021
Vessel Records: 298, 928
Vessel History Records: 406, 430

MSC EDITH - Singapore 2006

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Database Statistics

Unique Vessel Records: 299, 503 Vessel History Records: 414, 325

Database Statistics

Unique Vessel Records: 298, 928 Vessel History Records: 406, 430

Database Statistics

Unique Vessel Records: 298, 148
Vessel History Records: 399, 570

October 2020 Update

Unique Vessel Records: 297, 213
Vessel History Records: 392, 080

Update: September 2020

Unique Vessel Records: 296, 233
Vessel History Records: 384, 300

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