Click on the Vessels tab on the Toolbar to access the MarineTraffic recorded vessels' search pages. Select the Vessels near me option. You can search for vessels that are near your actual location.
Note: You may be asked by your internet browser to share your location with MarineTraffic. To be able to use this search option, you should accept.
Upon letting MarineTraffic know your location, you will be taken on the Vessels Database in the Data Exploration Tool. A Filter will be automatical added that will show all vessel's in a 50NM range from you. Click on the filter if you wish to change the number. Click and drag the slider to the appropriate range and then click on the Update Filter button.
Note II: The results that are returned, are ordered depending on the vessels' proximity to your location. However, you are able to order the results according to one of the following column titles by just clicking on any of them: Distance, Bearing, Vessel Name, Photo (number of photos), Type, Area, Received. Click twice on the same column title to reverse this order.