MarineTraffic ship positions

MarineTraffic ship positions

The world's #1 ship tracking app!

Additional Informations
  • Current Version: 0
  • Updated: December 16, 2016
  • Requires Android: 4.0 and up
  • Installs: 100,000 - 500,000



MarineTraffic displays near real-time positions of ships and yachts worldwide.
Connected to the largest network of AIS receivers, the app covers most major ports and shipping routes.

• View VESSELS ON THE LIVE MAP, search for ships, boats and seaports and see what's near you!
• More than 100,000 VESSELS PER DAY report their positions via MarineTraffic AIS
• View live wind and 48-hour WIND FORECASTS on the map
• ANIMATED PLAYBACK of vessel's track
• PORT ARRIVALS & DEPARTURES live for over 4,000 ports and marinas, current conditions in ports and estimated time of arrival for the boats & ships.
• Manage your list of vessels ("MY FLEET"), shared with all your devices and
• Browse 1,5 MILLION PHOTOS of ships, harbors and lighthouses
and much more!

➜ NEW! Identify vessels around you at a glance with the Augmented Reality tool (in-app purchase)
Just point your device's camera to the horizon and get all the information you need about the vessels in your area: name, flag, speed, distance from you and a lot more.

Also, for MarineTraffic paying subscribers:

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  • MarineTraffic ship positions
    Published date: November 26, 2017

    Used this app as a fisherman to track vessels and get gps locations to try and get on a hot bite. The GPS numbers were off by over 15 miles and for a pay app you would think it would get you closer. Compared GPS numbers with vessel finder a free app and noticed this app just has GPS numbers of general location and can be 15+ mile off.!! Good for someone just looking at ship traffic. For people that need more correct GPS numbers to locate vessels on the water I would get something else.! Full Review

  • MarineTraffic ship positions
    #K a r l V e n e s s# Published date: February 13, 2017

    I find it a wonderfully detailed & Accurate app, most information display by it is quit accurate wich is so helpful when preparing to film or photographing a particular vessel of interest. Although I hav encountered an enoying discrepancy of 5 to 10% on several occasions! Though this may be due to Reception/ Coverage Or ones chosen operating device's to use the app through.. I particularly rather using marinetraffic through a tablet or Laptop device rather than say a handheld but handhelds do- Gladly still premote great flexibility on alot of occasions I find!! 😊😊 Full Review

  • MarineTraffic ship positions
    Robin Baker Published date: July 31, 2017

    This would have been 5 star if the limits on records were greater. It works amazingly and let me keep a check on my ferry. One thing out of the app developers control is that not all small craft carry transmitters. If they had to it would make the results even better. Full Review

  • MarineTraffic ship positions
    Paul Ogiba Published date: June 20, 2017

    Paid $5.99 only to find out there are many more paid upgrades within the app and limitations on notifications. Also, tracking some of the cruise ships I've been on/going to be on and many times there are long periods (hours to a day) before location is updated. Minus a star for each issue otherwise a very cool app. Full Review

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    Roy Wallhead Published date: January 16, 2017

    Loving this sooooo much. 😎 Wow!. Never thought that an app like this would ever come out. I love and enjoy anything to do with maritime shipping. I used to spend countless hours down Poole Harbour waiting for ships to come and go. Since getting this app, I know exactly what's coming and going. Very good UI and lots of information. Well done to the developers. Good job. 👍🙄 Full Review

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    Daryl Sunderland Published date: March 5, 2017

    I love the idea and I want to love the app but the interface is awful. It would easily be five stars all round if it adhered to Material design and the payment/upgrade options were clearer. Currently it feels very Apple/Windows Mobile (the old one). Also, I can't see any Navy ships anymore, but I'm guessing this is probably intended/security limitation? Full Review

  • MarineTraffic ship positions
    Bob Hughes Published date: July 2, 2017

    Wonderful app, love to track shipping movements and ports. Find it very sad that many traditional ports are so devoid of shipping. However, I can remember as a small child visiting my father's ships, (he was a chief engineer) and seeing all the timber, on the quay, used for securing cargo. Of course other people in the industry thought that to. I love looking at the traffic movements in the Rhine Maas delta and the Missipipi. In addition, the Amazon to, as my father sailed for a Vestey group company that raded New York, West Indies to Brazil.Reaching as far as Iquitos. Full Review

  • MarineTraffic ship positions
    Vasilis Vikos Published date: June 27, 2017

    Hello, I cannot register my account from the app. Have tried several times for several months on wifi, mobile data, even a ship's internet. Please can you assist? *update* Still no response from devs and still not able to make an account. I'll be using the free Google version rather. Cheers. Full Review

  • MarineTraffic ship positions
    Alex Shorey Published date: September 9, 2017

    As a data feeder using Marine Traffic 's own equipment they sent me for free. I have access to the pro plan when I shouldn't have until 3 months of data has been fed. But they gave it to me after 5 days. Overall I'm happy happy happy Thank you Marine Traffic Full Review

  • MarineTraffic ship positions
    Isis Petit Published date: May 6, 2017

    I downloaded the app because my daughter is on a transatlantic cruise right now and I was only able to see thw location thw first day. It's been 6 days and I don't know where the boat is. Totally worthless, wasted my money. Full Review

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    Costas Stathopoulos Published date: July 31, 2017

    Hidden costs, limited functions. Works ok identifying etc however very limited functions without further payment. Limit in number of ships in fleet???? What is the point , if not to rip customers off? Very poor syncing as well. Regretting paying and uninstalling. Full Review

  • MarineTraffic ship positions
    Published date: April 7, 2017

    Unreliable at times, two week old info is useless. I need to know where my target vessel is so I can plan my work. When it's working, it's good. But I need it to work always. Would like to go back to previous version. Full Review

  • MarineTraffic ship positions
    Christina McClure Published date: September 16, 2017

    I used to really love this app but now I'm often looking right at a cruise ship sailing by and the app doesn't show it at all and didn't update for many hours. What gives? Am I hallucinating? Full Review

  • MarineTraffic ship positions
    Richard Meredith Published date: November 5, 2017

    For a paid for app it seems plagued with bugs. Unable to sign in and wont display my fleet. As the app wasnt that cheap i would expect better bug fixes and more features. Some stats are out of date by several days! Last app update was dec 2016 which maybe suggests that this is no longer being developed. Full Review

  • MarineTraffic ship positions
    Published date: April 5, 2017

    I must say that sometimes I get caught up on stupidity of idiots trying to bash others without basis or truth. It wasn't Marine Traffic that was at fault. I have android devices and they are as slow as...Well you know. I had the free version and I thought it was cool seeing boats and ships near me in the Gulf of Mexico. I now own my own boat. Now it's even more cool seeing boats and ships around me as I travel down the Tennessee River to the Gulf. I think these anorchist are probably collecting money to bend anyone from subscribing this wonderful app. I apologise to those at Marine Traffic. Full Review

  • MarineTraffic ship positions
    James Cook Published date: March 9, 2017

    Great fun! I use this app to identify large ships approaching the island where we live which have to pass a few hundred yards from the end of the pier. A majestic sight I'm pleased to share with visitors. Also educational to view the number of tankers transiting the Caribbean. Not sure what it means, but there sure are a lot of 'em. Very pleased with this app. Full Review

  • MarineTraffic ship positions
    Ant Published date: April 17, 2017

    Paid for and installed it yesterday.... worked fine..... then today it won't let me log in. Been to my desktop version and logs in fine. What a load of garbage. Cluttered with crap and not user friendly........ garbage Full Review

  • MarineTraffic ship positions
    John Phelps Published date: January 1, 2018

    I have been using this app for years now and each update has been an improvement. I travel back and forth to the Isle of Wight frequently and like ship spotting, no more squinting through binoculars to get names, I even know what ferry I will be travelling on before it arrives. Great fun and useful. Great on wifi and 3G. Full Review

  • MarineTraffic ship positions
    Sally Sperry Published date: June 7, 2017

    There were some glitches but updates seem to have corrected the problems. This program is wonderful particularly since I live right on the Great Lakes. It allows me to know what what ship is out there. Love the program Full Review

  • MarineTraffic ship positions
    Muhamad Majidee Published date: September 13, 2017

    Actually this apps was really usefull for me to track vessel. But i found that this apps doesnt update the exact location for moving vessel. I feel upset because i have to pay this apps but its doesnt accurate. Please take some action. Full Review

  • MarineTraffic ship positions
    Carl Moore Published date: December 4, 2017

    Most of the time it doesn't show boats that I can physically see! Here it is 3 years later and it's even worst! I work on tug boats on the Gulf Coast ranging from Florida to Texas and I like looking for some of my coworkers vessels. When I search for there vessel the app finds it with no problem but if you look at the position it was from hours and sometimes days ago! I have other apps (free ones) that I use as well and they work perfectly! I wish I would not have wasted my $5.00 on this garbage app! Full Review

  • MarineTraffic ship positions
    Luke Daruvalla Published date: January 15, 2017

    Backwards step Used to be a great app but wants you to pay annual subscription for all useful features that I want to use it for. As a rescue officer and coxswain of an inshore lifeboat it's sometimes useful to use this app to see a position of a vessel and to pull up description that could aid me. Used to be so good! Full Review

  • MarineTraffic ship positions
    Tom Hardwick Published date: December 23, 2016

    Not bad I now have Huawei mate 8 apps is lot Bretton use. I am using the Samsung galaxy s3. I am also having trouble seeing the ship names on the screen. Which is why I gave inly three stars Full Review

  • MarineTraffic ship positions
    William Sternbach Published date: December 28, 2016

    Dishonest Company - Uninstall Upon upgrading Marine Traffic (after I paid for all the options on Marine Traffic already) without warning Marine Traffic app forces us to replace cruise mode with astronomically priced plus version (annual charge)of On Course app. Please allow us to download the previous version of Marine Traffic to protect us from being price gauged. I will make a complaint with Google on this. This company is dishonest and lets see if we can convince Google to take action against this illegal bait and switch activity. Full Review

  • MarineTraffic ship positions
    amsulistiani laambo Published date: April 13, 2017

    Why would i purchase this app and it shows me nothing... None even the name of the ship in the port i would like to know... Whereas another app could show me the information free... I feel stupid by purchasing this app Full Review

  • MarineTraffic ship positions
    Rosie West Published date: June 26, 2017

    Am following my dad's boat round Europe.... it's a shame I can only see his journey on the days he actually moves- it would be nice to be able to see his past movements (in case I miss a notification for example). Generally easy to use though. Full Review

  • MarineTraffic ship positions
    Wally Coon Published date: December 15, 2017

    This app allows me to identify fishing vessels near me and get their GPS coordinates instantly. I now can't find my friends that have AIS equipped boats. Full Review

  • MarineTraffic ship positions
    Ellen Jones Published date: December 9, 2017

    I live at the edge of Lake Erie and see ships passing by. It's great to be able to identify them and learn about them. This app also lets me know when ships are heading my way. I just love it. Full Review

  • MarineTraffic ship positions
    Published date: June 16, 2017

    I had to pay for this app and a bit miffed to find that I have to upgrade if I want a more enhanced experience. Having said that, it's great for identifying or finding particular ships and is simple to use. Full Review

  • MarineTraffic ship positions
    Scotty Trosclair Published date: May 5, 2017

    I work in the Oil Industry as a Marine Electrician For some reason this app doesn't pick up many of the boats my company has. It used to track them fine and one day it just stopped. I have to use the Find Ship app to start finding our boats so I can work on them. It used to work and was a good app. Full Review

  • MarineTraffic ship positions
    D. Gwinner Published date: July 2, 2017

    My newest addiction. I had no idea how many damned boats were out there. But checking them out is more fun than I could have ever imagined. A cargo hauler over 1300 feet long????? WOW! Full Review

  • MarineTraffic ship positions
    Philip Meston Published date: January 11, 2017

    Marine Traffic App is now very slow when loading the map. Get black instead of blue for the sea. Also takes ages to load visible shipping. What happened?? Full Review

  • MarineTraffic ship positions
    susan b mahle Published date: February 15, 2017

    Very disappointed . Says "near real time data" but my ship has not been updated for 3 days! Worthless app. Full Review

  • MarineTraffic ship positions
    Lee Engel Published date: May 5, 2017

    As a captain on a tanker appreciating almost every aspect of this fantastic app.. I just wish the developers would add history of ships that are already scrapped.. This would make marine traffic the only great app!! Full Review

  • MarineTraffic ship positions
    Joanne Lee Published date: December 4, 2017

    Useless apps, not updated the latest status.. worse than some free apps... Full Review

  • MarineTraffic ship positions
    chinmaya aras Published date: November 25, 2017

    Terrible app, won't load current position of vessel even after paying for this app. Find ship is much better Full Review

  • MarineTraffic ship positions
    Bill Nevill Published date: January 31, 2017

    Started out as great, useful app. Recently they've replaced AIS data with ads for a pay as you go service. I purchased this app for AIS data. You're cheating. Full Review

  • MarineTraffic ship positions
    Diana Blaker Published date: January 12, 2017

    Bought this app yesterday and it worked brilliantly. Now, not a ship on the maps anywhere. So disappointed. That is why I really hate paying for apps. Full Review

  • MarineTraffic ship positions
    vadim airiants Published date: January 31, 2017

    Purchased an augmented reality addition for both iOS and Android devices. The map is off by at least 30 degrees. Shall be simple fix. Equivalent program for airplanes works fine. Please notify me when this issue is resolved. Full Review

  • MarineTraffic ship positions
    Brian Coulter Published date: March 23, 2017

    This version works perfectly with Xperia Z3 compact and everything one could want from an AIS app. It is stable and very easy to use. I particularly like the weather display which works in conjunction with the ship positions. I gave an earlier version only 3 stars but this deserves 5 stars. Excellent! Full Review