When I send off an API request for historical data tracking, I send request using IMO. However, the data I get back gives the vessel MMSI as an identifier.
In my analysis, I then use a lookup to match the MMSI to give vessel name.
However, this is a problem because the MMSI changes over time, and if we have missed an MMSI change, the formula won't work.
Instead, it would be better practice if the API return gave you the IMO as this does not change, or gave you the option of what format you wanted it to come back with.
Please sign in to leave a comment.