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« on: October 10, 2019, 11:29:55 am »

I am sure this must have been asked before, but is there a NUMERICAL list of IMO numbers?
I have a photo where the name of the vessel is obscured as are the last 3 digits of the IMO number.
It would be so much easier to plough through a few hundred numbers than thousands.
Any ideas?
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« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2019, 12:30:47 pm »

Russell,

Not unless you wish to buy an expensive database. Upload the picture to mystery ships and those who have access to such databases will probably be able to identify the vessel for you.

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« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2019, 03:02:32 pm »

what are the digits you can see?
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« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2019, 03:31:10 pm »

If you search in MarineTraffic with just the first four digits you have and select "IMO" from the "filter" dropdown, it will list all the numbers in their database starting with those digits.
For example for "9867" it shows 97 results, out of a maximum possible of 99.
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« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2019, 11:01:23 am »

I am sure this must have been asked before, but is there a NUMERICAL list of IMO numbers?

Yes indeed. The booklets published by ST Publications list ships numerically by IMO number.
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« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2019, 11:59:05 am »

The ST Publications re IMO numbers ... 3 volumes at 15 each but these are only European ships.
Example http://www.stpublications.co.uk/showbook.php?bookid=150
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« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2019, 03:24:23 pm »

The ST Publications re IMO numbers ... 3 volumes at 15 each but these are only European ships.
Example http://www.stpublications.co.uk/showbook.php?bookid=150

Sorry - this is not correct. Ships from China, Indonesia, Thailand, India etc etc are listed.
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« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2019, 03:51:11 pm »

This is what their advert says .."This recently revised book is one of a three volume series that lists all the Passenger, Tankers, Cargo and Miscellaneous Vessels that may be found in European waters."

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 "Altogether the three books now list over 37,500 vessels. PLEASE NOTE: We also publish a Shipping book listing all the vessels in our three volume series by alphabetical name order, followed by the vessel`s IMO number. This book is available FREE OF CHARGE to anyone who buys all three of our Ship spotting books."

Also the compendium / free book lists in alphabetical order (their words) so will still be a trawl to find ISO number because they will be "random".

I've no knowledge of the books other than the publishers wording in their adverts.

How many ships with IMO numbers still in service? ... Equasis statistics of 2017 = 90715.
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« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2019, 06:17:45 pm »

Further to my previous.. Ian Allan Ocean Ships 16th and 17th Editions list IMO numbers in order in the Index as well as ship names and associated company fleets.  This will not be all/ only of those shipping companies in the book but Russell Judge (original question) might be lucky to spot the IMO he wants.
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« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2019, 08:16:48 pm »

This is what their advert says .."This recently revised book is one of a three volume series that lists all the Passenger, Tankers, Cargo and Miscellaneous Vessels that may be found in European waters."

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 "Altogether the three books now list over 37,500 vessels. PLEASE NOTE: We also publish a Shipping book listing all the vessels in our three volume series by alphabetical name order, followed by the vessel`s IMO number. This book is available FREE OF CHARGE to anyone who buys all three of our Ship spotting books."

Also the compendium / free book lists in alphabetical order (their words) so will still be a trawl to find ISO number because they will be "random".

I've no knowledge of the books other than the publishers wording in their adverts.

How many ships with IMO numbers still in service? ... Equasis statistics of 2017 = 90715.

I realise that you are at a disadvantage if you do not possess the books. However the link that you provide takes you to some sample pages. I have checked the first 20 vessels on these pages - only 4 of these 20 are European.
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« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2019, 08:25:56 pm »

Coasterwatcher ..I missed the sample page option. I have therefore learnt not to trust the publishers blurb too much.  They might sell more copies if they highlighted that IMO numbers etc. were not just European. Russell Judge now has more than one option to follow re his IMO quest and I have learnt another  IMO source as well. Thanks.
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« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2019, 01:01:13 am »

@Russell
Did you find it using the MarineTraffic database?
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