A comment from Ian Ockleford prompted me to take a closer look at vesselfinder.com and I discovered that it is possible to subscribe and build a list called "MyFleet". This can  then be used as a filter on the AIS generated location map, so that only ships on the list are shown. Further more it is possible to embed the map in a web page, see Where are they? on the menu. I have not added all the fleet yet, still working on it. Thanks for the idea Ian.

Whilst adding ships to the list it became apparent that the Beech is now named Sea Beech, presumably sold. I think this must have been in December 2015. If anyone has comes across any further information let me know. It appears that al the tree class have now been renamed Sea ..... presumably having been sold.

I also stumbled across a video on YouTube entitled STX and British Renown walkaround. 26 minutes of it, the first 7 minutes are walking through the STX yard, but includes views of the Rigour, Resource and Reliance. The remainder shows a walkabout round the Renown. Miles of alleyways but dissappointingly short sections on the bridge and engine room and nothing at all in ECR or pumproom (or CCR although this may be on the bridge? Anybody know about this?).

Regards

Chris


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# Marine TrafficIan Ockleford 2016-04-23 18:58
Hi Chris regarding embedding maps i don't if you would be interested but the above site also gives the facility to embed their map ;just a thought
regards
Ian
# RE: Marine TrafficChris Mullett 2016-04-24 13:53
Thanks Ian. I looked at Marine Traffic as well as Vessel Finder and plumped for the latter as it allowed me to plot the whole fleet for free. MT only allows five ships in the fleet unless a subscription is taken out. I'm not sure if I'll subscribe, as far as I can see it won't give much extra info, but you'll know more about that than me. Doesn't seem to be a lot of point in having two embedded maps with the same info either.
Regards
Chris
# Marine TrafficIan Ockleford 2016-04-24 16:19
Thanks for your reply i have been on this site for a number of years ,your right possibly the same information but i receive 50 ships without subscription ,but what you have done with VS is brilliant a great addition to the site which should benefit all members thanks
regards
Ian
# Marine TrafficIan Ockleford 2016-04-25 05:59
Hi Chris disregard the last comment about the free 50 ships i had forgot i had recently upgraded on the above site
regards
Ian
# Marine TrafficRichard Booth 2016-04-25 11:17
Hi Chris
I've tracked the fleet on Marine traffic for a long time including some of the time chartered fleet.
You can sometimes find these on Hellanic Shipping News web site
Cheers
Richard
# RE: Marine TrafficChris Mullett 2016-04-25 16:13
Thanks for the tip Richard, I'll keep an eye on it.
Regards
Chris

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