What is the significance of the MarineTraffic Events?

The following table contains a list of events that get recorded in the MarineTraffic database. They are used:

EVENT_ID EVENT_NAME EVENT_DESCRIPTION EVENT_AVAILABILITY
1

FIRST_DAILY_POS

First daily position of the vessel (midnight report). Notifications / API EV02
2 INTERMEDIATE_DAILY_POS Intermediate daily position of the vessel (noon report). Notifications / API EV02
3 IN_RANGE The vessel re-appeared within the range of the MarineTraffic Network after being out of range for more than two hours. Notifications / API EV02
4 OUT_OF_RANGE There is no recorded position for the vessel by the MarineTraffic Network for more than one hour. Notifications / API EV02
5 STOPPED The vessel, previously moving, moves at a speed less than 0.5 knots (the event is not triggered while the ship is in port or anchorage). Notifications / API EV02
6 UNDERWAY The vessel, previously stopped, moves at a speed over 3.5 knots (the event is not triggered while the ship is in port or anchorage) Notifications / API EV02
7 COURSE_CHANGED The vessel has changed course according to AIS transmissions. Notifications / API EV02
9 DRIFTING Based on vessel's speed and heading, MarineTraffic suggests that a vessel is Drifting or it is not under command. Notifications / API EV02
10 AIS_OFF   Notifications / API EV02
11 NAME_CHANGED The vessel has changed name according to AIS transmissions. Notifications / API EV02
12 FLAG_CHANGED The vessel has changed flag according to AIS transmissions. Notifications / API EV02
13 DESTINATION_CHANGED The vessel has changed destination according to AIS transmissions. Notifications / API EV02
14 DRAUGHT_CHANGED The vessel has changed draught according to AIS transmissions. Notifications / API EV02
15 ETA_CHANGED The vessel has changed Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) according to AIS transmissions. Notifications / API EV02
16 STATUS_CHANGED The vessel has changed Navigational Status according to AIS transmissions. Notifications / API EV02
17 SHIP_HIGH_WIND According to wind forecasts the vessel is sailing in a windy area (the wind speed is over 30 knots) Notifications / API EV02
18 PHOTO_UPLOADED A new photo of the vessel has been uploaded to the MarineTraffic Photo Directory. Notifications / API EV02
19 PROXIMITY_VESSEL_START The distance between the vessel and another vessel is less than 2 times the length of the longer vessel. Notifications / API EV02
20 TIMEZONE_CHANGED The vessel has moved to an area with a new time-zone. Notifications / API EV02
21 STS_START Two vessels are very close and moving together (similar speeds and courses) Notifications / API EV02
22 STS_END   Notifications / API EV02
23 BUNKERING_START   Notifications / API EV02
24 BUNKERING_END   Notifications / API EV02
25 INMARSAT_SUCCESS Successful positional data retrieval via INMARSAT Service Owners*
26 INMARSAT_FAILURE Positional data retrieval via INMARSAT failed Service Owners*
27 FIRST_POSITION   Notifications / API EV02
28 SHIP_LOST   Notifications / API EV02
29 AIS_ON   API EV02
30 SPEED_BELOW_MIN Get notified when a vessel's speed drops below a defined minimum limit and, also, when it returns above this limit. Notifications
31 SPEED_ABOVE_MIN Get notified when a vessel's speed drops below a defined minimum limit and, also, when it returns above this limit. Notifications
32 SPEED_ABOVE_MAX Get notified when a vessel's speed exceeds a defined maximum limit and, also, when it returns below this limit. Notifications
33 SPEED_BELOW_MAX Get notified when a vessel's speed exceeds a defined maximum limit and, also, when it returns below this limit. Notifications
34 PROXIMITY_VESSEL_END   Notifications / API EV02
35 PROXIMITY_PILOT_OUT   Notifications / API EV02
36 PROXIMITY_PILOT_IN   Notifications / API EV02
37 PROXIMITY_PILOT   Notifications / API EV02
38 PROXIMITY_TUG_START   Notifications / API EV02
39 PROXIMITY_TUG_END   Notifications / API EV02
40 SPEED_AVG_BELOW_MIN   Notifications
41 SPEED_AVG_ABOVE_MIN   Notifications
42 TEMP_BELOW_FROST   Notifications
43 TEMP_ABOVE_FROST   Notifications
100 ARRIVAL The vessel has arrived at a port. Notifications / API EV01
101 DEPARTURE The vessel has departed from a port. Notifications / API EV01
102 PROXIMITY_PORT Vessel's distance from Port is less than a certain value. Repeat at specified distance intervals until arrival. Notifications
103 ETA The Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) of the vessel according to the AIS transmissions. Notifications
104 ETA_AREA

ETA to custom user-defined shape.

First notification X hours before, Repeat every N minutes

Notifications
105 ARRIVAL_ESTIMATED Vessel(s) Arrivals to Port(s). Notifications will be generated for a specific pair of Vessel + Port or for a specific Vessel arriving at any Port (Port left empty) or for any Vessel arriving at a specific Port (Vessel left empty). Notifications
106 DEPARTURE_ESTIMATED Vessel(s) departures from Port(s). Notifications will be generated for a specific pair of Vessel + Port or for a specific Vessel departing from any Port (Port left empty) or for any Vessel departing from a specific Port (Vessel left empty) Notifications
107 DOCKED The vessel has docked to a Port Berth/Terminal. Notifications / API EV02
108 UNDOCKED The vessel has undocked from a Port Berth/Terminal. Notifications / API EV02
109 ENTERED_AREA The vessel has sailed into a standard or custom area**. Notifications
110 LEFT_AREA The vessel has left a standard or custom area**. Notifications
111 CROSSED_AREA The vessel has crossed a standard or custom area**. Notifications
112 CROSSED_STRAIT The vessel has crossed a common strait or passage. Notifications / API EV02
113 ENTERED_ECA The vessel has entered an Emission Control Area (ECA Zone). Notifications / API EV02
114 LEFT_ECA The vessel has left an Emission Control Area (ECA Zone). Notifications / API EV02
115 ENTERED_AREA Arrival to a custom user-defined shape or to a standard predefined area Notifications
116 LEFT_AREA Departure from a custom user-defined shape or from a standard predefined area Notifications
150 COMMODITY_ARRIVAL   Notifications
151 COMMODITY_DEPARTURE   Notifications
200 STATION_OFFLINE   Notifications
201 STATION_ONLINE   Notifications
202 STATION_REQUEST_RECEIVED   Notifications
203 STATION_NEW_ONLINE   Notifications
204 STATION_MONTHLY   Notifications

* The INMARSAT_SUCCESS and INMARSAT_FAILURE Notifications are only available to users who have enabled the relevant service.

** Areas include both Standard Commercial Areas or user-created Custom Areas.