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AdBlock update interferes with the MarineTraffic Live Map - Read for solution!

If the MarineTraffic Live Map looks like this on your screen...


...there is a good chance that this is caused by AdBlock (browser extension software).

Recently, AdBlock released an update which seems to interfere with Google Maps on MarineTraffic. As a result, the Live Map could disappear altogether. 

All you have to do to bring the map back is to disable AdBlock for the MarineTraffic.com domain.

How to do that? Follow the instructions here (by WikiHow).

 

Note that if you do not wish to completely disable AdBlock, you can easily exclude the MarineTraffic domain from its index:

Simply, click on the "AdBlock" icon on your browser and click on the "Don't run on pages on this domain" option (as shown on the picture below).

A pop-up window will appear - click on the "Exclude" button and you should be good to go (without completely pausing AdBlock)!

Now, you should be able to view the Live Map as usual!

 

Please use the comments below to tell us if this has worked for you while we will be looking for a permanent workaround!

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    COLIN VERRILL

    I use firefox and the live map does not show up. I do not have adblock on firefox but, I found the the programme in the control panel and uninstalled it and restarted computer but it has made no difference, still no live map

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    Claude L Saint-Amour

    Did not work ..even having ad-block removed...no map

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    Marcel Silvius

    Marcel Silvius Today at 21:27

    It works for me, Firefox with ABP.
    As soon as i'm bothered by anything that might have something to do with ads, i'll block it again.
    It would be reason for me to pull the plug on Marinetraffic.
    As this is the culprit:
    ://maps.googleapis.com/maps-api-v3/api/js/21/10/intl/??_ALL/adsense.js
    So adsense, is there some way to get rid of that, perhaps by selecting some other chart source for instance ?

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    Claude L Saint-Amour

    Removed also "Simple add block" and that 1 did it...had both add block and simple add block...both removed..all is good....Let's see how many adds I get now?

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    Brilliant Bill

    It's not a problem on vesselfinder.com. Bye!

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    Joe Choulock, II

    Disabling AdBlock Plus for marinetraffic.com solved the map issue for me. Yeay ~

    (Mac OSX 10.7.5 using FireFox)

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    PILOTOS BARRANQUILLA

    I don´t have the Adblocker on chrome, still not working

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    Andrey Perepelitsa

    Not working

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    JP Grommen

    Working for me.
    AdBlock Plus and Firefox.
    By the way, no ads on marine traffic even after disabling ADB... did I miss something ?

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    Geoff Beacham

    Working again.
    Disabled ADBLOCK only for Marine Traffic site - but not the complicated method suggested.
    In GOOGLE CHROME - and while attempting to view MARINE TRAFFIC (which shows a predominaltely grey screen) click the ADBLOCK icon next to the options menu in the toolbar at the top and click the " enabled for this site" text. This will change to "DISABLED" and MARINE TRAFFIC should refresh to an as normal state.

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    Niall Magner

    I did all that, map is displayed but there is still no live data in Chrome

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    JP Grommen

    Hi Niall,

    Did you refresh the map after disabling AdBlock ? I mean clicking on Live Map on top of the map.

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    Niall Magner

    Yes I did. I uninstalled AdBlock. Still nothing

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    JP Grommen

    I don't have Chrome, sorry, I cannot help you.

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    Marcel Silvius

    Hi Niall.
    Had some login trouble over here, so couldn't reply sooner.
    Do you have the toolbar at the left hand side ?
    If so, click the refresh button that looks somewhat like this:
    http://icons.iconarchive.com/icons/visualpharm/must-have/32/Refresh-icon.png

    I have this happening to me too sometimes (so not all of the time), and refreshing this way solves it (i am logged in at that moment).
    As stated before i'm using Firefox so not Chrome.

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    Chris Kavallaris

    Dear Nial,
    Could you please check your e-mail? You have an e-mail from our Customer Support.

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    JP Grommen

    Live Map is working again with AdBlock running. (Win 7 with Firefox)

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    Marcel Silvius

    Confirmed, same config.
    Thanks for checking JP Grommen.

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    Claude L Saint-Amour

    Tried it with Win 10...using Chrome... Failed.....but it works with Windows Explorer,,,so that's fine

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    stoodoo

    don't think this has anything to do with ad blocker, I do not have ad blocker, have run on chrome and explorer - the vessels are still not visible. some days they are visible other days they are not??

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    Chris Kavallaris

    Dear stoodoo
    Please make sure that on the menu located at the left of the Live Map, under the option "Filters", all types of vessels are ticked and the two last choices are ticked as well.

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    Marcel Silvius

    Hi stoodoo.

    The problems described here aren't about the ships not appearing in the maps.
    They are about even the maps that were gone (past tense, seems to be repaired now).
    Niall mentioned this, but that's beside the initial subject of this thread.

    Marinetraffic keeps changing the site and things are getting more annoying every other day.
    For some reason they decided to make some changes that reset all preferences for every user, logged in or not (they reset all cookies, so it seems to me).
    So now you are presented a world map, and if you zoom in, you'll find the filter to have all targets disabled.
    EU users (i think) are presented an annoying cookie bar, you'll have to acknowledge to get rid of.

    They are expanding the software, breaking the usability of their site.
    Ever noticed that there's a huge number of ships that are presented with wrong data ?
    If you do and want to change that, you'll have to be logged in, get on your knees, and beg for some staff member to check and change the data to your proposal, instead of just reading and processing the data that is sent by the AIS transponder on board.

    But let's not dwell on that in this thread, this is about something else.

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