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Free accessible ship registries / databases / ship lists
d'Equasis www.equasis.org Extensive ship database, including more or less detailed technical data for each ship, depending on the belonging / linked ship register (search dialog via 'ship search'). Since 01/2007 this website has a new design, but at present you will find only rare data sets including a link to the belonging register, accessible via a 'Details' button. Therefore subsequently you will find links to some registries, which include more detailed ship data.
American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) http://absapps.eagle.org Online ship register, including detailed ship information and technical data. (search directly via the opening screen by using the search dialog. If there is any success, you'll get to the related data set by clicking on the 'Class Number')
Bureau Veritas (BV) - sea-going ships - www.veristar.com Online ship register for sea-going ships, including detailed ship information and technical data. (search directly using the search dialog)
Bureau Veritas (BV) - inland navigation vessels - www.veristar.com Online ship register for inland navigation vessels, including detailed ship information and technical data. (search directly using the search dialog)
Croatian Register of Shipping (CRS) http://report.crs.hr Online ship register, including detailed ship information and technical data. (search directly via the opening screen by using the search dialog)
Danish International Ship Register (DIS) www.skibsregister.dma.dk This register offers the most important technical data for all types of vessels except naval vessels, even for those which don't have an IMO, as smaller fishing vessels, etc., but unfortunately only in Danish language (search directly in the displayed screen, using the button "Søg" which means "Search"). If searching by ship name, you'll only need a part of the name (without using "*") to get to a new page including a hit table, you can choose from. It should be noted that this register requires the Danish notation in this case, i.e., "KLØVEREN". For users who are unable to use these Danish characters, please note, the basic principle is that the character "%" replaces both, the function of the "*", as well as the Danish characters, but only as a standard character, i.e.: "KLØVEREN" is equivalent to "KL%VEREN".
However, I prefer to search via the call sign: either directly using the search screen via "Kendingsbogstaver" or using the link "Skibsliste" above the search table, then open the pulldown menu and select the required list of call signs. The selected list will be opened by using the button "Søg".
If there are any further questions about the technical data, please let me know.
Det Norske Veritas / Germanischer Lloyd (DNV-GL) http://vesselregister.dnvgl.com Online ship register, including relatively detailed ship information and technical data. (search in the opening screen via name or IMO, then via the interesting ship name shown in the table below).
Japanese Register of Shipping (NKK) www.classnk.or.jp Online ship register, including detailed ship information and technical data. (search directly via the opening screen. If there is any success, you'll get to the related data set by clicking on the ship's name)
Korean Register of Shipping (KRS) www.krs.co.kr Online ship register, including detailed ship information and technical data. (search via the area 'Costumer Center' and 'Search' / inside the screen 'Register of Ships' search by the item of interest and continue via the [SEARCH] button or by using [RETURN]. If there is any success, you'll get to the related data set by clicking on the Class No., showing below)
Norwegian International Ship Register (NIS) / Norwegian Ordinary Ship Register (NOR) www.nis-nor.no Both registries are managed together and offer the most important technical data for all types of vessels except naval vessels, even for those which don't have an IMO, as smaller fishing vessels, etc. (search directly in the displayed screen). If searching by ship name, you'll only need a part of the name (without using "*") to get to a hit table, you can choose from, which will appear beside the search screen. It should be noted that these registries require the Norwegian notation in this case, i.e., "VÆRØY". For users who are unable to use these Norwegian characters, please use the link "Read here", which is located directly above the search screen. The basic principle is that the character "%" replaces both, the function of the "*", as well as the Norwegian characters, but only as a standard character, i.e.: "VÆRØY" is equivalent to "V%R%Y".
Russian Maritime Register Of Shipping (RMR) www.rs-head.spb.ru Except for the shipbuilder this online ship register offers detailed ship information and technical data. (search directly via the opening screen and next, after getting a hit, via the button "SHIP", located to the right)
Swedish list of ships www.skargardsbatar.se This website in Swedish language offers a large ship list of smaller vessels flying the Swedish flag. Nearly the complete technical data is available as well as the history of each vessel.
Swedish list of ships www.transportstyrelsen.se This website in Swedish language offers ship lists (Skeppslistan) as pdf of nearly all vessels flying the Swedish flag, sorted by vessel category. The tables include the most important technical data (the titles are also given in English language).
Turkish Ship Register (Turk Loydu - TL) www.turkloydu.org The link refers to the English entry screen. There you will find several possibilities to search. If you use the lists of owners or managers, their vessels will be listed. By click on a ship name or another item the ship register will be opened, which is divided into various ship parameters, which also will be opened by clicking. Even when using a ship name or the IMO as a search criterion, in case of a hit the vessel name or another item has to be clicked to get access to the relevant register entry.
The data range of this register is somewhat larger than that of the DNV.
 
Websites of ship photo databases
Subsequently you will find exemplary links to some interesting websites. This offer doesn't claim to be complete, naturally.
AndreasKiel www.andreaskiel.de www.andreaskiel.de
by Andreas Schröder, Kiel, Germany

An interesting site focused on Kiel-Canal and Kiel, but also on the Elbe area and Rotterdam , offering different views of each ship and most important technical data. In the area 'Links' you will find extensive information belonging to different items around ships.
Arminius-Schiffe www.arminius-schiffe.de www.arminius-schiffe.de
by Uwe Jakob, Lügde & Dirk Pfaff, Bodenwerder, Germany

An interesting site, which is focused only on ships built at the Arminius Shipyard, Bodenwerder, Germany. In addition to the yard history and it's reference list, this site also offers several photos, technical data and the history for each ship.
Binnenschifferforum www.binnenschifferforum.de www.www.binnenschifferforum.de
by Detlef Will, Germany

A beautiful website (Forum) in German language, which is focused on all kinds of inland navigation vessels. Additional to current ships this website also offers historic ones. Partially technical ship data is given.
Carcarrier www.carcarrier.de www.carcarrier.de
by Marion & Helge Barth, Bremerhaven, Germany

This is a site showing just these ships, classicists suggest to be a pain for each photographer with none conformity to real ships. But, if you take a look more accurately, they will be more interesting. Ships with meaningful names such as "Oriental Beauty", "Morning Calm", or "Crystal Ray" can't be ugly or negligible.
Color Line Fanpage www.colorfantasy-fanpage.de www.colorfantasy-fanpage.de
by Christopher Dzaack, Bad Segeberg, Germany

An interesting German site for friends of the most luxurious ferry of the world at date of completion, the "Color Fantasy", including many photos and much information.
containership-info www.containership-info www.containership-info.com
by Jan Svendsen, Köln, Germany & Jan Tiedemann, Paris, France

The follow-up site of the >Shiplovers< (www.ship-photo.de), concerning containerships.
A very extensive site, focused only on containerships >500 TEU, including many photos, partial several different photos of a ship and related detailed technical data. This site also offers continous newsletters about containerships, as was known from the shiplovers team - very recommendable -.

Note: meanwhile this website is barely maintained! (2014)
containershipregister.nl www.containershipregister.nl A very recommendable Dutch website, also in English language. Excerpt from >About this site<:
"Welcome at the Container Ship Register. At this website you can find lots of technical information of (almost) all containerships of the world. Almost all information on this site has been found somewhere on the World Wide Web, but unfortunately not everything can be found on the internet. A small amount of ships (smaller than 500 teu) are not (yet) online. I am working on this!
The purpose of this site is to give an overview of all containerships on the world. With a lot of ships which sail in services of Maersk Line, CMA-CGM, Evergreen, Senator, Hyundai, Hanjin, Norasia, Hapag Lloyd, NYK, MOL, MSC and Yang Ming, the information about the service is also available, all of them with a graphical overview. Also a section with all planned newbuildings is available. The information inside this section is far from complete, but it gives an idea of newbuildings to be expected. Maybe some orders are double in the list."
dal-jte-sammlung http://dal-jte-sammlung.de by Thomas Kraft, Hamburg, Germany

A very interesting and informative website in German language especially for friends of ships of the shipping companies "Deutschen Afrika-Linien", "Woermann" and "John T. Essberger", as well as associated companies, yesterday and today, photos and history. This website is still under construction, nevertheless it's very recommendable by now.
De Binnenvaart (NL) www.debinnenvaart.nl www.debinnenvaart.nl
Vereniging 'De Binnenvaart', the Netherlands

A very recommendable and extensive Dutch website with focus on all kinds of inland navigation vessels, which flew or fly the dutch flag, including photos, history and the technical data. The link directly refers to the database, wherein among other things you're able to search for the ship name or the ENI.
Directory of Dredgers (NL) www.dredgers.nl by Bert Visser, the Netherlands

A very recommendable Dutch website in English language with focus on all kinds of dredgers in Europe, including photos, technical data and also news, articles and links about dredging and dredgers.
Elbdampfer-Hamburg www.elbdampfer-hamburg.de www.elbdampfer-hamburg.de
by Christian Hinkelmann, Hamburg, Germany

A very interesting and informative website in German language especially for friends of the HADAG ferries, then and now.
Ems-Schiffe www.ems-schiffe.de www.ems-schiffe.de
by Albin Träger, Lehe/Ems, Germany

A beautiful website in German language with focus on inland navigation vessels which also offers a guest book.
Fischerhäfen in Europa www.eo-ems.de by Gerald Conradi, Greetsiel, Germany

An interesting website in German language with focus on fishing vessels from different european countries. Beside ship photos the visitor will also find the related technical data and the ship history.
Fjordfaehren www.fjordfaehren.de by Wilhelm Langes, Dortmund, Germany

A very interesting German website with focus on smaller inland ferries in Europe, inclusive photos, technical data and history of each vessel. Those information belonging to German inland ferries are only available after registration and login.
Hamburg Photos www.prachtvoll.de www.prachtvoll.de
by Andreas Vallbracht, Hamburg, Germany

A very recommendable German website for friends of high quality photos of impressive character. This website offers a very beautiful collection of photos of very different topics, but with focus on Hamburg and Hamburg Harbour, i.e. including phantastic night or panorama photos as well as photo sequences of special topics, like pilot business in Hamburg Harbour, freighter travels, harbour birthday, Queen Mary 2 and storm tide in Hamburg.
Inselfaehren www.inselfaehren.de www.inselfaehren.de
by Cai Rönnau, Sande, Germany

A very interesting and extensive website in German language with focus on ferries and passenger ships from yesterday and today. Beside the ship photos the visitor will also find the related technical data and the ship history. Additionally a forum is also offered - very recommendable -.
kotterspotter http://kotterspotter.jouwweb.nl/ http://kotterspotter.jouwweb.nl/
by Henk Perdok, Delfzijl, the Netherlands

An interesting website in Dutch language with focus on fishing cutters from different countries of Northern Europe. Beside several ship photos the visitor will also find the related technical data and the ship history.
Nautic4ever www.nautik4ever.com www.nautik4ever.com/index.html
by Michael Schindler, Hamburg, Germany

A very interesting website in English language, including a collection of high quality ship photos of nearly all types of ships. This website offers up to 3 photos of each ship of the archive including the technical data - very recommendable -.
NOK-Schiffsbilder www.nok-schiffsbilder.de www.nok-schiffsbilder.de
by André & Wilfried Thiel, Germany

Interesting and extensive German website with focus on the Kiel-Canal, including all kinds of ship types and detailed related technical data.
NOK-Schiffsfoto www.nok-schiffsfoto.de www.nok-schiffsfoto.de
by Karsten Exner, Schönkirchen, Germany

Very interesting and extensive German website with focus on the Kiel-Canal, including all kinds of ship types and detailed related technical data.
Oceanships www.oceanships.de www.oceanships.de
by Christian Costa, Bremen, Germany

Beautiful website in English language, including high quality photos, the most important technical data and a large link list. In company with Martin Witte Christian additionally runs the German forum "www.forum-schiff.de".
Rosenkranz Shipphotos www.rosenkranz-shipphotos.de www.rosenkranz-shipphotos.de
by Hans Rosenkranz, Billigheim, Germany

An excellent shipphoto gallery especially with chinese ships, created by a former seaman.
scheepsspotter.punt.nl http://scheepsspotter.punt.nl/ by Robert van Helden from the Netherlands

An interesting shipphoto gallery in Dutch language.
Schiffe in Hamburg www.schiffe-in-hamburg.de www.schiffe-in-hamburg.de/de/index.htm
by Ingo Josten (webmaster), Hamburg, Germany

Beautiful website in German language with focus on cruise liners and ferries. For each ship this site offers several photos, the complete technical data and ships's history. Additional you will find a guestbook, a link list and a schedule of cruise liner arrivals (seperate link below).
Schiffe, MX & Co. http://schiffe-mx-und-mehr by Marc-Daniel Janentzky, Knut Hauschildt and Gunnar Paulig, Germany

a different website which is not only focused on ship photography but also on Motocross photography (only in German language).
Schiffs-fotos www.schiffs-fotos.de www.schiffs-fotos.de
by Martin Witte, Suderburg, Germany

Beautiful website in English language, including high quality photos and the most important technical data. In company with Christian Costa Martin additionally runs the German forum "www.forum-schiff.de".
Schiffsarchiv www.schiffsarchiv.de www.schiffsarchiv.de
by Helmut Dost, Schwanewede, Germany

A very interesting project: ships of German shipyards. Also in English language.
Schiffsfotos www.schiffsfotos.info by Stephan Koller, Germany

Interesting photo website with focus on cruise liners, passenger ferries, and all kinds of RORO-ships, including car ferries and car carriers. This website includes no or only the most important technical data.
Seatowage www.seatowage.de www.seatowage.de
by Florian Horch, Cuxhaven, Germany

Interesting special German website about German tugs.
Ship Hunters (BE) www.ship-hunters.be www.ship-hunters.be
Beautiful website in English language, including high quality photos and the technical data.
ship photos from Hamburg harbour www.fotos-von-schiffen-in-hamburg.de by Georg Hoff, Hamburg, Germany

An interesting and beautiful website in German language with focus on Hamburg Harbour, which offers attractive photos in high quality, also from unusual perspectives.
Ship-db www.ship-db.de www.ship-db.de
by Reinhard Hannemann, Stutensee / Karlsruhe, Germany

an interesting database, which offers not only high quality photos of different photographers, but also the technical data and the history of each included ship. This database has to be downloaded and installed first according to the instruction.
If the homepage starts in German language, will you please use the link "...more than a Ship-Database" or the "Union Jack" to get to the English part of the homepage.
Ship-dreams www.ship-dreams.de by Uwe Bialkowski, Kiel, Germany

Another gallery of ship-photos, presently focused on the Kiel-Canal.
Ship-photo www.ship-photo.de by Marion & Helge Barth, Bremerhaven, Germany

Welcome to Ship-photo.de, the combined websites of Marion & Helge Barth.
Ship-Photos www.Ship-Photos.de www.Ship-Photos.de
by Maik Ebel, Spenge, Germany

Beautiful website in English language, which offers high quality photos from different European areas, divided into 2 main galleries: seegoing vessels and inland navigation vessels. Only the most important technical ship data is given on this website. The visitor will also find beautiful impressions and a guestbook.
Ships of the Mersey (UK) www.shipsofthemersey.uk www.shipsofthemersey.me.uk/
by Alan Faulkner, England

A very nice website from England with focus on the Mersey area at the western coast (including Manchester Ship Canal, Porthmouth etc.). Beside many high quality ship photos of impressive character this site offers a guestbook and a large and well sorted link list.
ships-photos www.ships-photos.net by Marcel Gommers, Warwick, United Kingdom

An interesting website with focus on naval vessels, ports and manufacturers (including those from the past). Also all other vessel types aren't forgotten. Additional to the photos the website also offers the most important technical ship data.
Shipsoffterneuzen (NL) www.shipsoffterneuzen.nl www.shipsoffterneuzen.nl
by Marcel van Luik (webmaster), Terneuzen, the Netherlands

A nice website from the Netherlands with focus on Terneuzen / Netherlands (Ghent-Terneuzen-Canal / River Scheldt). Beside the ship photos of different photographers this site offers a guestbook and a very large and well sorted link list, which differentiates between photographers and companies.
Shipspotters (NL) www.shipspotters.nl www.shipspotters.nl
by Huug Pieterse (webmaster), the Netherlands

Another nice website from the Netherlands with focus on the Netherlands, but also includes photos from locations in Germany and Belgium. Beside the ship photos this site offers the main technical data in English, a forum, a guestbook and a very large link list.
Stüürmann,
inland navigation vessels
www.stüürmann.de www.stüürmann.de
by Michael Harms, Papenburg, Germany

Interesting and extensive 2-part website in German language, which offers not only ship photos and impressions but also the technical data. In addition, a list of ships on which Michael worked, an extensive link list, and a guestbook are available.
Stüürmann,
seagoing ships
www.stüürmann.de www.stüürmann.de
by Michael Harms, Papenburg, Germany

Interesting and extensive 2-part website in German language, which offers not only ship photos and impressions but also the technical data. In addition, a list of flags of shipping companies, an extensive link list, and a guestbook are available.
Swiss Ships www.swiss-ships.ch by Peter Bichsel, Sumiswald, Kloten, Switzerland

An interesting website of the foundation "Swiss-Ships" with focus on all kind of vessels and ships flying the Swiss flag. Plaese use the "Union Jack" to get access to the English language part.
Tallship-Fan www.tallship-fan.de by Volker Gries, Germany

Another interesting website with focus on old and current sailing ships, including detailed technical data and portraits about ship's history. You will often find more than one photo for each ship. Also in English language. Additionally this website offers a very extensive and interesting link list.
Tugspotters www.tugspotters.com www.tugspotters.com

Very interesting und extensive dutch website about tugs. For each ship you will find several photos and detailed related ship data (data sets in english language). This website also offers additional information around tugs and towage and links to several tug companies - very recommendable -.
Turkish Ships www.turkgemileri.com www.turkgemileri.com
by Ilhan Yylmaz Kermen, Istanbul, Turkey

A website in English language which is only focused on ships flying the Turkish flag, whereas the large group of Istanbul ferries is separated from the merchant ships. Besides the ship photos this site offers the most important technical data and also a link list including Turkish shipping companies and websites of other ship photographers.
vesseltracker www.vesseltracker.com www.vesseltracker.com/en/Home.html

Large database with many ship photos of different photographers, associated with the related AIS-Live data.
wolfbulls-schiffsfotos www.wolfbulls-schiffsfotos.de.tl www.wolfbulls-schiffsfotos.de.tl
by Wolfram Tribull, Geisingen, Germany

A beautiful website from 2010 in German language but also including English descriptions, which offers photos and the technical data of nearly all types of ships as well as a guestbook.
World Ship Society (UK) www.worldshipsociety.org www.worldshipsociety.org
World Ship Society - German Branch www.wss-germany.org www.wss-germany.org
 
websites with focus on ship information (traffic)
Subsequently you will find exemplary links to some interesting websites. Also this offer doesn't claim to be complete, naturally.
AIS Live www.aislive.com www.aislive.com

Currently the largest network, which almost offers current ship positions and movements worldwide. The free of costs access to an information service based on a accuracy of 1 hour requires a registration. All further services are liable to pay costs, i.e. data in realtime.
Bremen Ports - traffic www.bremenports.de www.bremenports.de

The dbh ship information system offers online access to the current data of the Bremen Port Telematics System for identification of current departures and arrivals.
Buss Group - Hamburg www.buss-service.de www.buss-service.de

Sailing list of the Buss Hansa Terminal GmbH (BHT) Hamburg, cargo: Container, covers up to 4 weeks.
Cruise Liners - Hamburg www.hamburg.de www.hamburg.de

Arrivals and sailings of cruise liners - Hamburg 2017 (only in German language).
Cruise Liners - Hamburg www.hamburg-pilot.de www.hamburg-pilot.de

Arrivals and sailings of cruise liners - Hamburg 2017 (only in German language). (The timeliness of this list is given above. This list also exists as printable pdf file). !! This list isn't currently unavailable. But, if you use the icon of the calendar "2017" (to the right), you'll get another 2017 sailing list of cruise liners. Additionally you will find a Link to the "Hamburg Harbour Birthday 2017".
Cruise Liners - Kiel www.portofkiel.com www.portofkiel.com

Arrivals and sailings of cruise liners - Kiel 2017. Currently this sailing list only exists as pdf file which is located on top of the page.
Cruise Liners - Kiel www.kielmonitor.de Arrivals and sailings of cruise liners - Kiel 2017 (only in German language).
Cruise Liners - Kiel Canal www.brueckenbote.de www.brueckenbote.de

Passage dates of cruise liners through the Kiel Canal - Rendsburg 2017 (only in German language).
Cruise Liners - Lübeck / Travemünde www.travemuende-aktuell.de Arrivals and sailings of cruise liners - Travemünde 2017 (only in German language).
Cruise Liners - Rostock www.rostock-port.de Arrivals and sailings of cruise liners - Rostock 2017.
ENIGMA, Ghent (BE) www.enigmagent.com http://en.havengent.be/default_Port%20information%20system.aspx

- Electronic Network for Information in the Ghent Maritime Area -

This website offers current shipping lists, like arrival, sailing, in Port, expected for the Belgian part of the Ghent-Terneuzen-Canal.
EUROGATE - Bremerhaven www.eurogate.de www.eurogate.de

Sailing list of EUROGATE container terminal Bremerhaven, covers up to 4 weeks and will be refreshed daily.
EUROGATE - Hamburg www.eurogate.de www.eurogate.de

Sailing list of EUROGATE container terminal Hamburg, covers up to 4 weeks and will be refreshed daily.
Hamburg, all ships in harbour www.hamburg.de www.hamburg.de

a current list in German language of approx. all ships in Hamburg Harbour (excl. harbour ferries). The ship names are linked to "Vesseltracker", green marked types indicate sailing ships including the direction. This list will be refreshed every 90 seconds.
Hamburg - Cuxhaven www.abendblatt.de The "Hamburger Abendblatt Online" (online newspaper) offers free of costs AIS ship positions for the River Elbe area between Hamburg and Cuxhaven. The offered AIS data is taken from "Vesseltracker" with an accuracy of about 1 hour. Due to special events, like "Hamburg harbour birthday" etc., "Hamburger Abendblatt Online" intends to increase this service, offering AIS-Live data during this event. - If necessary, please use the Link above the map to reach the favoured area -
HHLA (CTA, CTB, CTT) - Hamburg https://coast-preview.hhla.de http://coast.hhla.de

Combined sailing list of the container terminals CTA, CTB und CTT in Hamburg which covers up to 6 weeks.
Kiel www.abendblatt.de The "Hamburger Abendblatt Online" (online newspaper) offers free of costs AIS ship positions for the Kiel area. The offered AIS data is taken from "Vesseltracker" with an accuracy of about 1 hour. Due to special events, like "Kieler Woche" etc., "Hamburger Abendblatt Online" intends to increase this service, offering AIS-Live data during this event. - If necessary, please use the Link above the map to reach the favoured area -
Kiel Canal www.abendblatt.de The "Hamburger Abendblatt Online" (online newspaper) offers free of costs AIS ship positions for the Kiel Canal area. The offered AIS data is taken from "Vesseltracker" with an accuracy of about 1 hour. - If necessary, please use the Link above the map to reach the favoured area -
Kiel Port - traffic www.portofkiel.com www.portofkiel.com

Current ship list of Port of Kiel including arrivals, sailings and expected ships (only in German language).
Lübeck www.abendblatt.de The "Hamburger Abendblatt Online" (online newspaper) offers free of costs AIS ship positions for the Lübeck area. The offered AIS data is taken from "Vesseltracker" with an accuracy of about 1 hour. - If necessary, please use the Link above the map to reach the favoured area -
MarineTraffic www.marinetraffic.com "MarineTraffic" offers free of costs AIS ship positions with an accuracy of about 10 minutes.
North Sea Terminal Bremerhaven (NTB) www.ntb.eu www.ntb.eu

Using the Link "Vessel schedule NTB" a sailing list of the container terminal NTB in Bremerhaven is available, which covers up to 3 weeks and will be updated once per hour.
Rostock Port - traffic www.rostock-port.de Based on the frame area of this website, the user is able to enter listings of "Ships in the Port" as well as planned "Ship Arrivals". Additional this website offers realtime ship movements in the Port based on Google Earth, refreshed every 20 seconds.
Schiffsmeldedienst GmbH www.smd.de www.smd.de/cms/index.php

The Schiffsmeldedienst GmbH offers shipping lists, like arrival, sailing, in Port and expected for the whole German seagoing area. This service is liable to pay costs (only in German language).
Ship Hunters (BE) www.ship-hunters.be www.ship-hunters.be
This website offers AIS Live data - linkage directly to MarineTraffic -.
Shipping & Signalling Services (BE) www.sss.be www.sss.be/site/English/index_eng.html

This website offers free of costs shipping lists via the link "SHIPINFO", like arrival, sailing, in Port, expected for the areas Antwerp, Zeebrugge, Ghent, Ostend, Flushing and Terneuzen. The displayed listings are images off the previous 24 hrs. More exact data, like realtime movements is liable to pay costs.
South-West Terminal, Hamburg www.csteinweg.de www.csteinweg.de

This website offers free of costs a shipping list of the South-West Terminal in Hamburg including arrivals and sailings.
vesseltracker www.vesseltracker.com www.vesseltracker.com/en/Home.html

Beside the including database of ship photos, this site offers AIS Live data for selected regions in Europe. Currently vesseltracker makes efforts to increase the covered areas. AIS Live data in realtime is liable to pay costs.
 
Websites with focus on ship demolition
Subsequently you will find exemplary links to some interesting websites. Also this offer doesn't claim to be complete, naturally. In this context, I am also grateful for information about other online providers.
AGS Ltd. www.anadolugs.com www.anadolugs.com

Website of the Turkish shipbreaking yard "Anadolu Gemi Söküm Ltd.", Aliaga, Turkey. The Link refers to the English ship reference list.
DGS Ltd. www.dortelgemi.com www.dortelgemi.com

Website of the Turkish shipbreaking yard "Dörtel Gemi Söküm Demir ve Celik Sanayi ve Ticaret Ltd.", Aliaga, Turkey. The Link refers to the English ship reference list. Unfortunately in addition to the ship names no IMO's are given.
Ege Gemi Söküm www.egegemi.com.tr www.egegemi.com.tr

Website of the Turkish shipbreaking yard "Ege Gemi Söküm Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S.", Aliaga, Turkey. The Link refers to the English ship reference list.
Fornaes Shipbreaking www.fornaes.dk Website of the Danish shipbreaking yard "Fornaes Shipbreaking" in Grenaa. The Link refers to the English ship reference list, which stretches back to 2007. Unfortunately in addition to the ship names no IMO's are given.
Optima Shipbrokers www.optimashipbrokers.com Website in English language. This website offers weekly journals of ship sales "Optima Weekly". The link of the most current journal is located in the first line to the left. As already mentioned only sales are described, but below the list of "Second Hand Sales" you will find a separate list of "Demolitions". Unfortunately no IMO's are given.
Shipbreaking.com www.robindesbois.org www.robindesbois.org

Very interesting and extensive French website in this topic (English Part). The ships are grouped by ship type and sorted in ascending alphabetical order. Besides each ship name you will also find the related IMO and the former names of the ship.
Shipscrapping list merseyshipping.blogspot Website in English language. The most current scrapping list is displayed. The links to previous lists will be found on the right hand side of the same page: "Blog Archive". Besides each ship name you will also find the related IMO an the type of the ship.

Note: meanwhile this website is barely maintained! (2016)
Ships sold for scrap Shipspotting.com Since 2014 "Shipspotting.com" also provides a forum about "shipbreaking". Each site has its own link, therefore I decided to use the link which refers to site one. The most current site is that one with the highest site number.
Smedegaarden Shipbreaking www.smedegaarden.net Website of the Danish shipbreaking yard "Smedegaarden" in Esbjerg. The Link refers to the partial English ship reference list, which stretches back to 2003. Unfortunately in addition to the ship names no IMO's are given.
 
webcams in the area Elbe and Kiel Canal
Subsequently you will find links to some webcams in Northern Germany in geographical order, starting with the Elbe area, followed by the Kiel Canal, Kiel, Lübeck-Travemünde, . The normal update differs from webcam to webcam, but often this proceeding can be accelerated by either using the key [F5] or using the updating button of the browser.
Some webcams only show thumbnails, therefore by mouse click on a thumbnail you'll get to the full picture.
Please remark, that webcams turn out or can be disconnected from time to time.
Elbe, Hamburg St. Pauli piers www.capsandiego.de www.capsandiego.de

view from the compass bridge across the bow area towards the St. Pauli piers and the Blohm & Voss shipyard
Elbe, Hamburg St. Pauli piers www.krueger-gruppe.com www.krueger-gruppe.com

view from street "Johannisbollwerk" towards St. Pauli piers and Blohm & Voss shipyard
Elbe, Hamburg-Altona www.corporate-planning.com www.corporate-planning.com

view from "Stadtlagerhaus" towards Blohm & Voss shipyard and upstream towards St. Pauli piers, camera 1: narrow sector, camera 2: expanded sector. For these webcams 3 different update intervals are selectable.
Elbe, Hamburg-Altona www.vanderzalm.de www.vanderzalm.de

view via "Fischmarkt" towards Blohm & Voss shipyard, dock 11
Elbe, Hamburg-Altona www.rantzau.de www.rantzau.de

3 cameras from the office building "Palmaille 45":
camera East towards Tollerort Container Terminal (TCT)
camera South towards "Köhlbrand" with HHLA-Container Terminal Altenwerder (CTA) in the background
camera West downstream towards Athabaskaquay of HHLA-Container Terminal Burchardquay (CTB)
Elbe, from Hamburg-Altona down to Wedel www.grassau.com www.grassau.com/webcams/

amongst other webcams this website includes 15 webcams with views to the River Elbe.

This website and the included webcams are operated by "Grassau GmbH Abteilung IT-Service", Hamburg.

The start screen of the website offers two ways to open the webcams, either by using the frame area (left) or by using the thumbnails of the webcams (right). In detail this website offers webcams from following locations:
3x Altona (different angles), 2x Teufelsbrück, 1x Nienstedten, 4x Blankenese, 2x Wittenbergen and 3x Wedel (Schulau, welcome point).
This website also offers a ship listing below each webcam, including all ships in motion of the whole area plus the current rough course of each vessel. Additionally a ship database is included (frame area). After registration the user is allowed to join this project by uploading of ship data or photos.
Elbe, Lühe www.elbcam.net 2 cameras with views from the Lühe pier;:
camera 2 upstream towards Hamburg
camera 1 downstream towards Stade

The camera views will be updated about every 20 seconds.
Elbe, Lühe www.elbdeichcam.de www.elbdeichcam.de

videocam with view upstream towards Wedel and Hamburg.

www.elbdeichcam.de also offers a subscription, which gives the user the possibility to control the cam as he like (website language: German). Therefore it can happen that the view in general or the detail changes from time to time.
For further information about the subscription: please use the Link [Abo-Cam].
Directly below the cam you will find German information about the current ship next to the camera.
Additional this website offers a plan including the locations of all ships in the area between Stade and Hamburg:
please use the Link [Lageplan aller Schiffe im Bereich] below the ship information window.
Elbe, Grünendeich / Twielenfleth www.elbecam.de 2 cameras with views from "Fährhaus Twielenfleth":
camera 2 upstream towards Hetlingen
camera 1 downstream towards Stade (Glückstadt)

The camera views currently will be updated every second.
Elbe, Stadersand www.windrose-stadersand.de www.windrose-stadersand.de

view via the tributary "Schwinge" to the River Elbe
Elbemündung, Cuxhaven www.cuxcam.de www.cuxcam.de

8 different cameras:
camera 1 Sahlenburg
camera 2 Duhnen
camera 3 Kugelbake
camera 4 Grimmershörn
Kamera 5 Fährhafen
Kamera 6 Yachthafen
Kamera 7 Alte Liebe
Kamera 8 Weltschifffahrtsweg
NOK, Brunsbüttel www.kiel-canal.de www.kiel-canal.de

all in all 4 cameras, thereof 2 in Brunsbüttel:
camera 3: view via the southern one of the large locks towards the Elbe
camera 4: view via the southern one of the large locks towards the Canal entry
NOK, Rendsburg www.canalcup-cam.de www.canalcup-cam.de

camera 1: view from "Kreishafen" to the east towards railway bridge of Rendsburg
camera 2: view from the railway bridge to the west towards Nübbel.

Below the cams this website offers a very intersing interactive map for friends of cruise liners:
the current positions of all cruise liners passing the Kiel Canal are visible (red arrows). The positions will be updated every 60 seconds, which's very accurate. However the recorded area exclusively concerns the Kiel Canal itself.
If you point the cursor onto a red arrow you'll get the related ship name.
If you click onto a red arrow you'll additional get it's course and also length and breadth of the ship.
NOK, Rendsburg www.brueckenbote.de www.brueckenbote.de

view from the restaurant "Brückenterrassen" onto the Kiel Canal
NOK, Schacht-Audorf near Rendsburg www.schacht-audorf.de view towards Rendsburg (Brunsbüttel)
NOK, Kiel www.kiel-canal.de www.kiel-canal.de

all in all 4 cameras, thereof 2 in Kiel-Holtenau:
camera 1: view via the New Locks towards the Kiel fjord
camera 2: view via the New Locks towards the Canal entry
NOK, Kiel www.kiel-canal.de www.kiel-canal.de

live HD webcam (new): changing view across the whole area of the New Locks
NOK, Kiel www.sartori-berger.de www.sartori-berger.de

1 live webcam: panorama view on the New Locks
Kiel, Schilksee, Kiel Fjord www.kielmonitor.de www.kielmonitor.de

1 camera: view from a residential building northeastward on the outer fjord:

The camera view currently will be updated every 30 seconds.
Kiel, Laboe, Kiel Fjord www.kielmonitor.de www.kielmonitor.de

1 camera: view northwestward on the outer fjord:

The camera view currently will be updated every 5 minutes.
Kiel, Laboe, Kiel Fjord www.ostsee-laboe.de www.ostsee-laboe.de

1 camera: view northwestward on the outer fjord:

The camera view currently will be updated every 60 seconds.
Kiel, Strande, Kiel Fjord www.ostseehaus-buenger.de www.ostseehaus-buenger.de

1 camera: view eastward across the outer fjord towards Laboe:

The camera view currently will be updated constantly.
Kiel, Laboe, Kiel Fjord www.webcam-laboe.de 1 camera: view westward across the fjord towards Friedrichsort:

The camera view currently will be updated every 2 minutes.
Kiel, Laboe, Kiel Fjord www.webcam-laboe.de 1 camera: view westward across the fjord towards Friedrichsort:

The camera view currently will be updated every 2 minutes.
Kiel, Holtenau, Kiel Fjord www.lighthouse-foundation.org www.lighthouse-foundation.org

1 camera: view southeastward from the office building across the fjord:

The camera view currently will be updated every 60 seconds.
Kiel, Heikendorf, Kiel Fjord www.heikendorf-online.de www.heikendorf-online.de

1 camera: view southwestward from the tourist information at the ferry pier in Heikendorf:

The camera view currently will be updated every 60 seconds.
Kiel, BTKI Ostuferhafen, Kiel Fjord www.btki-kiel.com www.btki-kiel.com

1 camera: view along the terminal area northeastward towards the fjord:

The camera view currently will be updated every 5 minutes.
Kiel, Kiel Fjord www.geomar.de www.geomar.de

1 camera: view from the building "GEOMAR Helmholtz Centrum for Ocean Research" northeastward:

The camera view currently will be updated every 60 seconds.
Kiel, old town www.kielmonitor.de www.kielmonitor.de

1 camera: view from the Nikolai Church eastward towards the cruise liner terminal:

The camera view currently will be updated about every 5 minutes.
Kiel, old town www.kielmonitor.de www.kielmonitor.de

1 camera: view from the Nikolai Church southeastward towards HDW-Kiel:

The camera view currently will be updated about every 5 minutes.
Kiel, old town www.kielmonitor.de www.kielmonitor.de

1 camera: view from the Nikolai Church southward towards the Norway quay and Baltic Sea quay:

The camera view currently will be updated about every 5 minutes.
Lübeck-Travemünde, Trave mouth luebeck-cams 1 camera with view from the Priwall:

The camera view currently will be updated every 2 minutes.
Lübeck-Travemünde, Ostpreußen quay luebeck-cams 1 camera with view from the Maritim Strandhotel Travemünde:

The camera view currently will be updated every 60 seconds.
Lübeck-Travemünde, Marina Baltica luebeck-cams 1 camera with view across the marina towards the river Trave:

The camera view currently will be updated every 5 minutes.

Last updated: April 11th 2017

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