What units does the exportvessels API call use?

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    Thalia Tsarli

    Dear Tim,
    Thank you for contacting us.
    Please visit the link below in order to get service information and usage examples for AIS data API:
    http://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais-api-services/documentation
    Select "Usage Example" tab in order to get clarifications for the responses you get.
    As for SHIPTYPE, learn what the significance of the AIS SHIPTYPE number is here:
    https://help.marinetraffic.com/hc/en-us/articles/205579997-What-is-the-significance-of-the-AIS-SHIPTYPE-number-
    and significance of the AIS Navigational Status Values here:
    https://help.marinetraffic.com/hc/en-us/articles/203990998-What-is-the-significance-of-the-AIS-Navigational-Status-Values-
    I hope that if there is anything else I can do for you, you won't hesitate to let me know.
    Best regards,

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    Tim Lopes

    Thalia,

    While I appreciate your trying to help, the information I asked for is not in the documentation. The API documentation shows me an example of the returned data, but it does NOT tell me what units the data uses (with the exception of SPEED). I managed to figure out LENGTH and WIDTH are meters, and DRAUGHT is in decimeters, but I still need to know what units GRT and DWT are using. Similarly, the STATUS codes I was looking for (98 and 99) aren't listed in the linked status documentation, nor are the 3 digit SHIPTYPE codes (I have seen 101, 107, 108, and 113 so far).

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    Thalia Tsarli

    Hello Tim,
    Regarding your inquiries I would like to inform you that GRT is unitless and DWT is calculated in tonnes (t).
    As for STATUS indications please check the below:
    98=Aid to Navigation
    99=Class B
    As for SHIPTYPE indications please check the below:
    101=Reference Point
    107=Leading Light Front
    108=Leading Light Rear
    113=Beacon, Port Hand
    Let me inform you that we will update the respective documentation.
    I hope that if there is anything else I can do for you, you won't hesitate to let me know
    Best regards,

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    Tim Lopes

    Excellent, thanks!

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