By using the website, our mobile applications, premium services or other information provided as part of the VesselFinder services (collectively “VesselFinder” or the “Service”), you are entering into a legally binding agreement with VesselFinder Limited, based on the terms below and the VesselFinder Privacy Policy (collectively referred to as the “Terms”) in full. If you do not agree to these Terms or any part of these Terms, you do not have the right to access or use our Service. If you do use our Service, your use shall be deemed to confirm your acceptance of the Terms and your agreement to be a party to this binding contract.

(1) Introduction

VesselFinder provides information about current position of ships transmitted by AIS, their past track, technical specifications, port and ship photos, port calls, port traffic statistics, maritime news and other related information.

(2) Use of Services

Registered users of are able to use certain additional services and extra data.
During your registration you will be asked to provide your name and e-mail address, which will be deemed to be of your own exclusive property or in your legitimate possession or use.

The users who subscribe to our Services are considered as adults and able to act legally.

(3) Licence to use website

Unless otherwise stated, we or our licensors own the intellectual property rights in the Service and material on VesselFinder. Subject to the licence below, all these intellectual property rights are reserved and protected by European law. You may view, download for caching purposes only, and print pages, photos, news, data and all other information from the Service for your own personal use, subject to the restrictions set out below and elsewhere in these Terms. You must not:

  • republish material from this website (including republication on another website) without appropriate accreditation to or a backlink to;
  • sell, rent or sub-license material from the website;
  • show any material from the website in public without mentioning as a source;
  • reproduce, duplicate, copy or otherwise exploit material on our website for a commercial purpose;
  • redistribute material from this website except for content specifically and expressly made available for redistribution.

Where content is specifically made available for redistribution, it may only be redistributed within your organisation.

The information on our website is provided by our data providers, partners or contributors and VesselFinder is not liable for its accuracy and genuineness.

(4) Paid Services

Certain Services from VesselFinder are offered free of charge, currently called the "Free Service". Other Services require payment before you can access them, collectively called "Paid Services". You can learn more about the content of our Paid Services on our Website.

Paid Services are entered into for a subscription period. The subscription period may be either for one (1) month at a time, for twelve (12) months at a time or for such period agreed upon between the Parties. All subscriptions (personal and business) are not automatically extended. Please see your account page at our Website for more information about your subscription.

No logging in on more than one device is allowed at the same time with one account. Each paid user is allowed to log in to their account on one (1) device/browser at a time.

You acknowledge that a variety of VesselFinder actions may impair or prevent you from accessing your Content or using the Service at certain times and/or in the same way, for limited periods or permanently, and agree that VesselFinder has no responsibility or liability as a result of any such actions or results, including, without limitation, for the deletion of, or failure to make available to you, any Content. If you are a subscriber to the Paid Services and find that any such modifications or interruption of the Paid Services adversely affects you, you may notify us, explain the adverse impact the modification has created and, if you desire, request a termination of your Paid Services. Upon receipt of any such request, we will endeavor to promptly remedy the adverse impact caused by the modification, by extending the duration of your Paid Services subscription for a period of time equal to the interruption and/or by refunding you any prepaid fees for the remainder of the relevant Subscription calculated from the moment of such withdrawal.

(5) Fees and Payment

Paid Services shall be paid as a monthly or yearly subscription fee in accordance with the price which is available on the Website or in one of our mobile applications. You may effect payment of the fee through any of the means of payment offered by us on the Website or in one of our mobile applications. If any payment is not made on the due date, your Paid Service subscription will be automatically and immediately terminated.

VesselFinder may change the prices for the Paid Services from time to time and will indicate any such price changes on our Website. Price changes to Paid Services will take effect from the next subscription period (one or twelve months, see above). As permitted by law, you accept the new price by renewing your subscription to the Paid Services at the new prices. If you do not agree with the price changes, you have the right not to renew your subscription.

We work with a third-party company, Avangate BV dba 2Checkout (“Avangate”), which is processing all electronic payments for our Paid Services. By subscribing to our Paid Services you consent third-party processing partners to store your payment card information. Avangate and its Affiliates companies part of the Avangate - 2Checkout group of companies dba 2Checkout, addresses the compliance obligations imposed upon them pursuant to the Directive 95/46/EC ("GDPR"), California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 ("CCPA") and any other applicable privacy laws. 

(6) Acceptable use

You must not use our website in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the availability or accessibility of the website; or in any way which is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity. You must not use our website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software. You must not conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities (including, without limitation, scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting) on or in relation to our website without our express written consent. You must not use our website to transmit or send unsolicited commercial communications.

(7) Restricted access

Access to certain areas of our website is restricted. We reserve the right to restrict access to other areas of our website, or indeed our whole website, at our discretion. If we provide you with / you generate a user email address and password to enable you to access restricted areas of our website or other content or services, you must ensure that the password is kept confidential. You must notify us in writing immediately if you become aware of any unauthorised use of your account or password. You are responsible for any activity on our website arising out of any failure to keep your password confidential and may be held liable for any losses arising out of such a failure. You must not use any other person's email address and password to access our website, unless you have that person's express permission to do so. We may disable your user email address and password at any time in our sole discretion with or without notice or explanation.

(8) User content

In these Terms, "your content" means material (including, without limitation, text, images, data, audio material, video material and audio-visual material) that you submit to our website, for whatever purpose. You grant to us a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free licence to use, reproduce, adapt, publish, translate and distribute your content in any existing or future media. You also grant to us the right to sub-license these rights and the right to bring an action for infringement of these rights. You warrant and represent that your content will comply with these terms of use. Your content must not be illegal or unlawful, must not infringe any third party's legal rights and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action whether against you or us or a third party (in each case under any applicable law). You must not submit any content to the website that is or has ever been the subject of any threatened or actual legal proceedings or other similar complaint. We reserve the right to edit or remove any material submitted to our website, or stored on our servers, or hosted or published upon our website. If any content is deemed to be copyright infringing, you can let us know sending us an email to Upon notification of violations, we may remove such content immediately if found for violating these Terms or copyright infringing. Notwithstanding our rights under these Terms in relation to your content, we do not undertake to monitor the submission of such content to, or the publication of such content on, our website. All information and data that you share on is visible on the website can be found and seen from anyone and we are not responsible for whatever purposes the third party might use it for, so you are warned and agree with this.

(9) Limited warranties

The information provided by VesselFinder is for general informational purposes only. All information on VesselFinder is provided in good faith, however we make no representation or warranty of any kind, express or implied regarding the accuracy, adequacy, validity, reliability, availability or completeness of any information on VesselFinder. We do not commit to ensuring that the Service remains available or that the material on the VesselFinder is kept up to date. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, we exclude all representations, warranties and conditions relating to this website and the use of this website (including, without limitation, any warranties implied by law in respect of satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose and/or the use of reasonable care and skill).

(10) Limitations and exclusions of liability

Nothing in these terms of use will:

  • limit or exclude our or your liability for death or personal injury resulting from negligence;
  • limit or exclude our or your liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
  • limit any of our or your liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law;
  • or exclude any of our or your liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law.

The limitations and exclusions of liability set out in this Section and elsewhere in these terms of use: (a) are subject to the preceding paragraph; and (b) govern all liabilities arising under these terms of use or in relation to the subject matter of these terms of use, including liabilities arising in contract, in tort (including negligence) and for breach of statutory duty. To the extent that the website and the information and services on the website are provided free of charge, we will not be liable for any loss or damage of any nature.

  • We will not be liable to you in respect of any losses arising out of any event or events beyond our reasonable control.
  • We will not be liable to you in respect of any business losses, including (without limitation) loss of or damage to profits, income, revenue, use, production, anticipated savings, business, contracts, commercial opportunities or goodwill.
  • We will not be liable to you in respect of any loss or corruption of any data, database or software.
  • We will not be liable to you in respect of any special, indirect or consequential loss or damage.

(11) Indemnity

You hereby indemnify us and undertake to keep us indemnified against any losses, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including, without limitation, legal expenses and any amounts paid by us to a third party in settlement of a claim or dispute on the advice of our legal advisers) incurred or suffered by us arising out of any breach by you of any provision of these Terms, or arising out of any claim that you have breached any provision of these Terms.

(12) Breaches of these terms of use

Without prejudice to our other rights under these Terms, if you breach these Terms in any way, we may take such action as we deem appropriate to deal with the breach, including suspending your access to the website, prohibiting you from accessing the website, blocking computers using your IP address from accessing the website, contacting your internet service provider to request that they block your access to the website and/or bringing court proceedings against you.

(13) Variation

We may revise these Terms from time to time without notice. Revised terms of use will apply to the use of our website from the date of publication of the revised terms of use on our website. Continued use of our Services after such changes shall constitute your consent to these changes.

(14) Assignment

We may transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with our rights and/or obligations under these terms of use without notifying you or obtaining your consent. You may not transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with your rights and/or obligations under these terms of use.

(15) Severability

If a provision of these terms of use is determined by any court or other competent authority to be unlawful and/or unenforceable, the other provisions will continue in effect. If any unlawful and/or unenforceable provision would be lawful or enforceable if part of it were deleted, that part will be deemed to be deleted, and the rest of the provision will continue in effect.

(16) Exclusion of third party rights

These Terms are for the benefit of you and us, and are not intended to benefit any third party or be enforceable by any third party. The exercise of our and your rights in relation to these Terms is not subject to the consent of any third party.

(17) Entire agreement

Subject to the first paragraph of Section [8], these terms of use, together with our Privacy Policy, constitute the entire agreement between you and us in relation to your use of our website and supersede all previous agreements in respect of your use of our website.

(18) Law and jurisdiction

These terms of use will be governed by and construed in accordance with Bulgarian law, and any disputes relating to these terms of use will be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the court of the Republic of Bulgaria.

(19) Our details

The full name of our company is VesselFinder Limited
You can contact us by email to