Maritime API: Commons Errors

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In Datalastic, through our different vessel API endpoints, users can get updated data for vessels and follow their movements in the oceans.

Datalastic API web services stores historical maritime information from our own AIS receiving towers, real-live maritime traffic overview, and future ships maritime traffic forecast. It is easy to get the API key and begin using the data for your project or application.


We gather in our database data about :

  • 750000 Vessels
  • 21000 Ports 

How does our maritime API work?

Datalastic provides through the maritime API an easy way to get real-time vessel tracking data, marine location traffic data, port info, historical ship data, and more.

The API plays the role of a messenger that delivers the request that you run and call our database and then it delivers the response back to you.

Our API documentation page can be a guideline for users on how to run requests.

Moreover, it also provides guidelines for integration, query parameters, general filters available, and the response objects example.

What are the different types of API errors?

We get many different questions or errors that occur to our clients when they try to run a request using the API  to get data about vessels.

We tried to gather all those errors and summarise them in this little paragraph by giving a little explanation to each.

  1. Rate limit:

This means that the number of monthly requests in the plan is reached. You either need to upgrade to the next plan if you find that your usage is higher than the available number of requests that the plan contains.

API key error: Rate limit

2. Not found:

This usually means that the data that you’re looking for is not found. It can probably occur because of some spelling mistake or some error in the request itself. So we recommend that you double-check or you contact us.

API key error: not found

3. Invalid or Expired API key:

If you’re no longer an active user, your API key gets expired. This means that you need to subscribe again and get a new valid API key so you can run requests again.

API key error: Expired key

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