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OOCL Brisbane - MMSI 477541100

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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.

Here at Pinkfroot you'll find a very active and growing community of aviation and maritime enthusiasts and professionals.

Check out Plane Finder and Ship Finder for real time tracking on the iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android and Windows Phone.

We also provide a live air traffic radar map at to track flights and super fast live ship tracking of AIS ships at Both websites are free to use with no ads and provide the same amazing ADS-B and AIS virtual radar information straight to your PC or Mac.

Hopefully you've noticed too that coverage continues to expand - we really appreciate the generosity of everyone that helps us with this.

We hope that you continue to enjoy all of our iPhone, iPod, iPad, Windows Phone, Android and web applications.

Win an iPod - June 2016 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 Ryan Weyrauch and Scott Saulsbury for winning with these contrasting rainbow and monochrome images.

(Click on the photos to learn more about them)

LN-RPA by Ryan Wetyrauch

Betsy L & USNS Amelia Earhart by Scott Saulsbury

The June 2016 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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Missing Aircraft Photos

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Lost tags

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Ship Photo Locations

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Flickr Users

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Google+ Ship Spotting Community

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AIS Receivers

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Plane Finder News

EgyptAir Flight MS804 Missing

EgyptAir Flight MS804 has gone missing over the Mediteranean Sea on route from Paris to Cairo. The Airbus A320, registration number SU-GCC, departed Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris on Wednesday evening shortly after 23:00 local time and was expected to arrive at Cairo International Airport 03:15 local time. The aircraft disappeared from air traffic control … Continue reading "EgyptAir Flight MS804 Missing"

Visualising your ADS-B data in 3D with the new Plane Finder ADS-B Client

Plane Finder relies on a global network of sharers to help maintain ADS-B clients all over the world. To help make the process of sharing ADS-B data with us as easy as possible we released a ground-up rewrite of our Plane Finder ADS-B Client just over a year ago. The update included a beautiful new web-based user interface, a quick … Continue reading "Visualising your ADS-B data in 3D with the new Plane Finder ADS-B Client"

New batch of Plane Finder Radar

This week we told our manufacturers to make a new batch of our amazing Plane Finder Radar receivers.  We have been blown away by the performance of the first batch that is now out in the field.  They have exceeded even our test sites here in the UK! Can you help? We are looking for … Continue reading "New batch of Plane Finder Radar"

New Italian Plane Finder Radars online

You may have recently heard about our all new Plane Finder Radar ADS-B receiver. We are currently shipping these to far flung places around the globe as we continue to build and enhance our high quality ABS-B data network. The receiver includes a very accurate GPS system which also means that our MLAT performance is excellent. With … Continue reading "New Italian Plane Finder Radars online"

EgyptAir MS181 Hijacking

Plane Finder has received reports that EgyptAir flight MS181 was hijacked by a man “strapped with explosives” and diverted to Larnaca, Cyprus. The flight was due to fly from Alexandria to Cairo and had departed a couple of minutes early as part of a scheduled flight between the two airports. Flight tracking shows the flight made it most of … Continue reading "EgyptAir MS181 Hijacking"

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 […]

Airline Finder keeps on growing!

Alitalia is just one of a large number of recently updated airlines in the app. We like the modern twist on this familiar livery.

Airline Finder updates in the background so look out for this and many more new airlines and liveries. More info here..

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If we don't have coverage in your area and you are interested in helping out then we'd love to hear from you.

Plane Finder Aviation Forum

Our aviation forum is now live over on

We look forward to seeing you there - just click on the logo above!


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