Equasis has set up a comprehensive database of all sea-going merchant ships over 100GT (Gross Tonnage) and the companies that operate and own them. This database is now available to the public free of charge from smartphones and tablets. As co-chair of the Equasis Supervisory Committee, EMSA has been actively involved in this development.
The Equasis database is fed by more than 45 different data-providers, from the public sector and the maritime industry. There are currently five Port State Control regimes that provide information to Equasis: Paris MoU (European continent plus Canada and part of Russia), Tokyo MoU (Pacific and Asia), Indian Ocean MoU, US Coast Guards and the Viña del Mar agreement (Latin America).
Each week, some 70% of the entire data is refreshed, including class and statutory certificates, PSC inspections, P&I, associations and vetting programs, ship’s particulars, etc.
Now you can take Equasis with you wherever you go. Simply visit http://mobile.equasis.org on your mobile or download the app from the Apple Store or Google Play. If you are already a registered user, just enter your existing login email and password.
Otherwise, follow the simple steps on the main website www.equasis.org
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