Ship Finder

Data API

One of the biggest ship databases in the world. Get data under 1 second.

Search any vessel details with Ship Finder API. Find any ship detailed information and descriptive vessel data.

Ship Finder Data API

Ships Finder AIS API Features:

Vessel Location data feature in Live Vessel Tracker API

Search Based on MMSI or IMO

Enter ship’s IMO and see data on vessel name, type, flag, TEU, year built, etc. 

Vessel Location data feature in Live Vessel Tracker API

Unique Ship Data Details

High accuracy and detailed vessel descriptive data that is validated 

Vessel Location data feature in Live Vessel Tracker API

Find all ships by vessel type

Get a list of all Cargo vessels in the world or drill down to subtype, ships’ flags & more

Vessel Location data feature in Live Vessel Tracker API

Get Data in Less Than 1 Second

Extremely fast and secure database response allows to view dozen ships at a time

Vessel Location data feature in Live Vessel Tracker API

Vessel Data Enrichment

Regular data enrichment processes always keep our database up-to-date

Vessel Location data feature in Live Vessel Tracker API

750000 Vessels in AIS Database

One of the biggest databases in the maritime API web services sector

Vessel AIS Data API Response Example


About Ship Finder API

About Ship Finder Data AIS API

Use vessel finder data API to retrieve all vessel stats in less than a second.

Find ship name, type (for example, Cargo vessel), subtype of the ship, vessel gross tonnage, draught, carrying capacity in TEU, ship’s flag, year built, ship’s length, breadth, deadweight data, callsign number, IMO, MMSI, etc.

The Database contains more than 750000 vessels. It is one of the biggest databases that is available on the market in the maritime data industry.

Functionalities of Ship Information API

Search an MMSI number and get detailed information about the vessel stats and descriptive data right away.

Also, the ship finder API allows you to search vessels by name and gets you similar results if you choose so. Lookup a vessel and set fuzzy=1 to get similarly named vessels and choose the one you meant to search.

You can also find all vessels of a specific type or subtype of your choice. Run a query with all Cargo ships and get thousands of Cargo ships.

Drill down and specify a list of ships you want to the subtype and even country of origin.

In this way, you can find data on all ships, for example, from China Cargo type and subtype of a high Hazard level.

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Datalastic Vessel Tracker Data API

Database Requests in Ship Info API

Datalastic searches data on vessels and ports and provides an API service and focuses on delivering the best experience in that niche.

Keeping sharp and focused on the product helps us achieving one of the biggest databases about vessels and ports in the world.

This allows us to support and maintain the vessel database with a  high accuracy and delivery speed. Your ship finder API request will get you the output under 1 second. Typically, the response from Datalastic database takes a fraction of a  second.

Ship AIS Data API Overuse Protection

All Datalastic plans and endpoints contain database Overuse Protection for our users.

Often by human mistake or some other bug in the query, you may call the MMSI number of the ship that does not exist or there might be some other issue why maritime data is missing. In that case, if there is no successful data on the ship, the API request does not count and nothing is deducted from your plan.

You are free to cancel your maritime API subscription any time you wish in case you don’t like the AIS data by Datalastic. 

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Maritime AIS Data API - Frequently Asked Questions

How fresh is the data in the database?

Depending on the nature of data the frequency of updates varies. In general, typically vessels location and vessel tracking information updates every 2 minutes. In some cases, data update delays up to 20 minutes. That happens because the data source depends on current weather conditions, and the vessel data reporting frequency and AIS receivers availability.

Where does marine AIS data come from?

As we have described previously, AIS is an Automatic Identification System that searches and tracks vessels.  That is how Datalastic receives marine data via Terrestrial AIS receivers which further transmit data to Datalastic partners and maritime organizations. After that Datalastic receives and decodes data and stores it in a data warehouse that you can access via API services.

How to start using Datalastic maritime API?

It is very easy to use Datalastic Maritime API services. Start by visiting our pricing page and choose the most suitable plan for you. After that go ahead and subscribe. After payment and registration, you are good to go! You will access API code instantly after the registration is done.

Is there developers' support avaliable?

Check API Reference to see the full documentation. Datalastic has 24h x 7 support by phone or email. Therefore, in case you have any questions regarding marine AIS API web service feel free to drop us an email to

How many vessels are in the Datalastic Database?

Datalastic has one of the biggest marine databases that is available on the market. There are currently more than 750000 vessels and 21000 ports in the maritime database.

When can I cancel my Maritime API subscription?

You can cancel your subscription any time you wish in case you are not satisfied with Datalastic maritime AIS data services. Log in to your Account, go to Subscriptions, and press "Cancel". 


Alternatively, you can write your cancelation request to