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Offline oldtimer

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Searching for a ship
« on: August 15, 2005, 10:42:36 AM »
Can anyone tell me why if I search for a ship by name I sometimes get no results, however if I search for the same ship by IMO it finds a match. Example: MARIA C, IMO 9103166
This has happened a few times recently, unfortunately not everyone includes the IMO, so that is usually an unreliable way to search.

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Alan

Offline Phil English

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Re: Searching for a ship
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2005, 11:39:00 AM »
Alan,

if you use the advance search function and choose 'exact match' when searching for a ship name, you should find what you are looking for. It certainly works for Maria C.

Incidentally, I notice you posted your query to the shipping news forum. I think that the main shipspotting forum would have been more appropriate. Just an observation.

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Phil

 

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