How to explore: Vessel Events

- Available with the Vessel Events Service -

You can use our Data Exploration Tool to explore an event timeline for one of 20 different events triggered by MarineTraffic based on AIS changes, as well as the location and behaviour of the vessels. You can even drill down and filter based on the specific details of each type of event. 

To search for Vessel Events click on the Explore Data tab on the Main Menu and then select the Vessels option.

This will take you straight to the Vessels Database Section. You can use the Sidebar to quickly locate the Vessel Events option.


Unlike Voyage Timeline, where you can search for a vessel and it's related events, here you can search for all the vessel's related to a specific event. You can start by selecting an event from the list given when you click on the search bar.


After you do so all results about the specific event will appear. To make a more specific search, click on the Add Filter button and a drop-down menu will appear. Each filter added will appear in a box next to the Add Filter button. You can remove the filter any time by clicking on the X button next to it.

After selecting your filters, the results will appear below. By default, a number of the most popular results will appear. You can hold and drag any of the result columns to re-position and sort them how you want.

Moreover, you can click on the Cogwheel icon on the right to add or remove columns from your view and choose your prefered Time Zone.

Now, to the far right of every result, you will notice a button with 3 vertical lines. Clicking on that will give you a number of options: You can create a notification based on this event, check the vessel's detail page, check its position history or quickly see the vessel on the Live Map.

There are some important information and actions at the bottom of the page which:

  • inform you about the total number of records found that match your search criteria
  • enable you to navigate through search results pages by entering a page number or selecting the next or previous one
  • let you decide on the desired amount of search results per page (20/50)

Last but not least you can export the data you have searched for with a click of a button. As soon as you get your results from your specific search, you can export all of them by clicking on the Export button on the right-hand side, above the results. A drop-down menu will appear, giving you information about the process you are about to complete.


Alternatively, you can now select some of them, by clicking on the adjacent button of each result, on the left side. The selected will appear green and a new button will appear on the button that reads Export Data. Click on it to export the selected.