Hello fellow shipspotters!
Last year I've worked my way through the complete inland dry cargo vessels category and inland tankers category adding ENI numbers (and also some IMO numbers) which was quite a tedious task.
The eight-digit ENI (European number of identification) is as unique as an IMO number and as such a valuable tool to find all photos of a certain ship on this website. The ENI is not only used for ships of the above mentioned categories, but also for inland passenger ships, ferries, barges, fire fighting vessels, tugs etc. But always keep in mind that it is only used for European inland vessels!
Unfortunately I see that a certain number of regular contributors to all of these categories for whatever reason don't fill in the number in the box on the photo upload page. Like the IMO number the ENI number is a requirement for the upload of a photo and NOT optional to fill in.
The number is displayed on the side and/or the stern of these vessels, for example (ENI 02323514):http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1481325
If you can't find the ENI on the ship itself have a look on the websites listed here under point 3:http://www.shipspotting.com/support/faq.php?category=Inland%20Vessels
Or just try and search by name for the appropriate ship here on Shipspotting.com
As I mentioned above some of these vessels even have IMO numbers (especially inland tankers).
If applicable add the IMO number, too. (Lately I've also found a lot of photos where the ENI was given, but the IMO was not.)
Last but not least... There's a special type of Dutch inland vessels called "Beunschip", see e.g.https://www.debinnenvaart.nl/schip_detail/4948/
These should be uploaded to the Inland special purpose vessels category not Inland DRY cargo vessels.
Here's a short video where you can see the cargo handling of a beunschip, I guess you shouldn't try this with a dry cargo vessel...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jb08UgxzYK4
Thanks in advance for your help!
Best wishes to all,