Using the Seapix web site
The following notes will help you use some of the features of the
There is a Search text field on all screens. You can search for words in the main text fields that descibe an image, to help locate the images you want.
Special characters such as punctuation are treated as blanks. For example, they would split Cruise/Passenger into Cruise and Passenger. Words of 4 characters or less are ignored.
There is also a Vessel name search field on all screens. Use this when searching for a vessel by name.
Search Tips - searching text
If you just enter words, Search will return hits that contain ANY of the words.
You can restrict the search results as follows:
If words are enclosed in double quotes, then the contents will be used exactly as entered. You may need to use double quotes for ships names with more than one word.
Daldy Oriana will return records that contain either Oriana or Daldy.
+Daldy +Oriana will return records that contain Daldy and Oriana.
-Daldy Oriana will return records that contain Oriana and not Daldy.
"William C Daldy" will return image records containing William C Daldy and will not return images for the tug Daldy.
Search Tips - vessel name search
Enter the name of the vessel you are looking for.
Search Tips - IMO/LR Number
You can search SeapixOnline by Lloyds Register or IMO number. Lloyds Register numbers were allocated in the late 1960s and in the late 1980s the same set of numbers evolved into the (International Maritime Organisation) IMO number. Unique IMO numbers are issed to propelled sea-going merchant ships over 100 gt. There are many vessels without IMO numbers - fishing vessels, warships, unpowered vessels. Wherever possible, SeapixOnline contains the IMO number for a vessel.
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