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In order to access ShipsData for the first time you need to register using a unique* email address. ShipsData will then generate a message containing an identification password, which will be sent to the email address provided by the user, in order to verify its authenticity. The message contains instructions allowing the user to complete the final steps necessary to establish a user account. The password generated will be required each time you access the website.

* It should be noted that current security settings prohibit registration using an email address already used for creation of a previous user account. Therefore, please ensure that the email address provided during registration is unique


ShipsData collates information from existing websites or information systems and makes it available on one website, with the objective of providing a comprehensive picture of safety-related data on each ship displayed.

Although access to ShipsData is free of charge, data collected at the registration stage will be used to help enable the Management Unit assess what type of information users require.

The information provided in the registration form and any other information on ShipsData users that may be stored on the ShipsData database will be used for statistical purposes. This information is protected by French CNIL, Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des libertes which is in charge of data protection and issued a certificate of compliance, Decision No 696613, dated 13 March 2000. Your e-mail address will only be used to inform you of any changes in ShipsData and will not be passed to any third parties.

Neither ShipsDataNeither ShipsData nor its officers or employees shall be under any liability or responsibility whatsoever regarding the data displayed on this site, including hyperlinks. While ShipsData will make every effort to provide accurate information, it does not rule out the possibility of inadvertent omissions or inaccuracies.

Neither ShipsData nor its officers or employees accept any responsibility and shall not be liable for any loss to any person caused by or arising from any information displayed on this site.

As per Clause 7 of the ShipsData MoU, the Members of the ShipsData Supervisory Committee and the organisations invited as observers to the Committee meetings, accept no liability for the accuracy or reliability of the data displayed on ShipsData, nor any liability in connection with the management, operation or use of ShipsData .

Decisions based on information contained in this site are the sole responsibility of the user...

If any users consider that certain data is not accurate they should report it by e-mail to ShipsData Staff attaching any relevant documents. ShipsData Management Unit staff will then investigate the claim and, where necessary, the data provider will be informed without delay.

The data may only be used for the subscriber's internal business purposes and may not be supplied to any third party.

No part of the information contained in the ShipsData website may be stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form, or by any means without prior permission in writing from ShipsData.

The following actions are forbidden:

- Bulk-downloading of data contained on the site.
- Use of downloaded data for financial gain.
- Use of a robot or similar remote device to download large batches of data.

The above list is not exhaustive, and it should be noted that ShipsData continually monitors the activity on its website and if misuse is detected, then the user's account can be locked without prior notice.

In accordance with the regulations relating to the European Commission subsidies, it is reminded that:

The European Commission is not liable for any use that may be made of the information displayed on the ShipsData website.

In accordance with the decision of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Council of 14 June 2002, it is noted that:

The International Maritime Organization is not liable for any use that may be made of the information displayed on the ShipsData website.

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