All MarineTraffic users can have access to basic information regarding any ship using the General tab of the Vessel Particulars (which is the pre-selected one) and even find out each ship's Ex Names (if any, the Ex Names History tab will be available). However, only users who have purchased the Vessel Particulars service or legacy plan subscribers have access to all of the available information.
Most vessels with an IMO (International Maritime Organisation) number will have a lot more of available details and information in the Vessel Particulars section, such as:
- Ownership/Management details (you can find this piece of information by clicking on the Companies tab)
- a series of Technical Details (Build, Surveys, Dimensions, Engine Details, Loadline, Structure, Tonnage/Capacity)
- their distinctive Call Sign (Contacts tab)
Note: The information displayed is updated whenever any kind of changes affect a specific vessel one way or another (there is a Last update indication on the top right corner of the section).