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Hi, this is my first question on the forum, and I have done a search so please bear with me if this has been asked before;When using firefox (or probably any PC/Mac based browser) to view ship finder, I'm seein a number small black callout boxes with white numbers inside them - they appear anywhere, including over land and when you click on them, they take you to that area on the map, but there is nothing to indicated what they relate to - can anyone help satisfy my curiosity?Many thanks See More
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"Thanks for the likes and comment. Agree about remembrance, we must never forget such efforts."
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"As always from this loc great industeral shot"
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This site has been created to help you get the most from our applications and websites. Our flight radar app Plane Finder and marine traffic app Ship Finder enable you to track both flights and vessel traffic across the globe.

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Win an iPod - June 2015 Competition Running

We are delighted to announce that two more iPod touches will be on their way to the latest winners of our photo competition. Congratulations to Didier Vittoz and Kelvin Davies for these winning images.

(Click on the photos to learn more about them)

SU-GDE by Didier Vittoz

Hoegh Osaka captured by Kelvin Davies

The June 2015 competition is now running and as before we welcome photographs from professionals and amateurs alike and there will be two more iPod Touches to win. Photos already uploaded are eligible too!

We really appreciate all photos uploaded to the website and any tagged or named with the MMSI or Plane Reg will show up in the apps.


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Shipfinder Icons & symbols

Started by Bill Kenway in Ship Finder 30 minutes ago. 0 Replies

Processing Digital Images Before Posting

Started by Hans Fairhurst in Photography. Last reply by Jules LaBelle May 5. 22 Replies

What photography kit do you use?

Started by Haydn Greenow in Photography. Last reply by andy Apr 27. 55 Replies

Light Trails and Others

Started by Wayne Lee in Photography. Last reply by Pete Webber Mar 2. 2 Replies

Flight Finder iOS App

Started by Rob Jones in Uncategorized. Last reply by Lee Armstrong Feb 27. 1 Reply

Ship Finder on a Samsung S4 tablet

Started by Robert Cracknell in Ship Finder. Last reply by Mark Daniels Feb 9. 1 Reply

Ship Finder crash

Started by Rob van Tiel in Ship Finder. Last reply by Mark Daniels Jan 23. 4 Replies

Registration problems.

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Planefinder Instructions

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TransAsia Airways plane crashes in Taiwan

A TransAsia Airways aircraft has crashed and burst into flames whilst making an emergency landing in Taiwan. Local media are reporting 47 deaths with 11 others seriously injured by the crash and fire. Flight GE222 (callsign TNA222) took off from Kaohsiung Siaogang Airport (KHH), Taiwan sat 17:43 (scheduled departure 17:00) local time and was originally […]

MH17 downed over Ukraine

Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was downed yesterday over Ukraine with the loss of all 295 passengers and crew. News media report that Boeing 777-200ER aircraft, registration number 9M-MRD, was shot down by a surface to air missile. 9M-MRD Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777-200ER. Photo © Henk Jansen – The Boeing 777-200ER aircraft is the same […]

Virgin Australia plane reports hijack attempt en route to Bali

Virgin Australia flight VA41 has  reportedly been hijacked on route to Bali. The Boeing 737-800, registration number VH-YIF, has recently landed at Bali Ngurah Rai Airport (DPS). The aircraft had sent off from Brisbane International Airport at 01:00 UTC and was scheduled to fly to Bali. We tracked the flight here on Plane Finder.Playback of […]

What is ACARS?

It has been over a week since Malaysian Airlines flight 370 went missing and we have still not located the aircraft. There has been a lot of talk in the press about “ACARS” and that this was turned off and that the 01:37 transmission was never received. So what actually is this, what does it […]

Malaysian Boeing 777 missing presumed crashed

Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 has gone missing between Malaysia and Vietnam. The Boeing 777-200ER aircraft left Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) at 00:40 local time (16:40 GMT 7 March) and was bound for Capital International Airport (PEK) in Beijing, China. The aircraft was expected to land in Beigjing at 06:30 local time (20:30 GMT). The […]

Ship Finder News

Woman missing after yacht and dredger collide

A search is underway one mile off of Felixstowe following a collision between a yacht and a dredger.Two RNLI lifeboats and a number of commercial vessels are taking part in the search for the woman who fell from the yacht. One person from the yacht has also been rescued. The screenshot below shows the search […]

Aft section of MOL Comfort sinks

In an incident that poses serious questions for the shipping industry the container ship MOL Comfort snapped into two parts on 17 June in the Indian Ocean. Fortunately no crew were lost in the incident. It had been hoped that both the fore and aft sections would be recovered and that this in turn would […]

Ferry hits dock in Harwich

The ferry Sirena Seaways carrying 400 passengers and their vehicles hit the dockside at Harwich, Essex, England this afternoon. A lifeboat was launched and the  Essex Fire and Rescue Services rushed to the scene. The ferry, operated by DFDS Seaways,  is reported to be holed under the water line but has been stabilised by the […]

48 rescued after tourist boat hits rocks

A major rescue operation has been completed after a boat hit rocks off Pembrokeshire, Wales this afternoon. The Lady Helen was carrying 48 passengers, including many children, when she hit the rocks and started taking in water. The Milford Haven coastguard was alerted by a Mayday call from Lady Helen at 12:55. All passengers and […]

Cargo ship still aground on Farne Islands

The cargo vessel Danio remains aground this morning on the Farne Islands off of England’s Northumberland coast. The ship’s crew spent the night on board following the grounding at around 04:30 GMT on Saturday. The vessel went aground near to Little Harcar rock, close to the Longstone Lighthouse. The MV Danio was carrying timber from […]

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