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Voluntary Vessel Speed Reduction Zone In Effect NOAA recommends that vessels > 300 gross registered tons transiting the zone do so at speeds of 10 knots or less

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Whale Safe is a tool that displays both visual and acoustic whale detections in the Santa Barbara Channel and the San Francisco Region. It also includes a blue whale habitat model that predicts the likelihood of blue whale presence.

The tool ranks vessels and shipping companies according to their rates of cooperation with NOAA’s voluntary speed restrictions.

The companies with highest and lowest rates of adoption during the 2023 VSR season are shown below.

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Company Fleet Transit Distance (2024) Cooperation Rate Letter Grade
Catalina Express >
Passenger
4,242 nm 7.5% F
Catalina Express >
Passenger
4,242 nm 7.5% F
Ocean Network Express Pte Ltd >
Container
2,588 nm 66.7% B
MSC Mediterranean Shipping Co >
Container
2,583 nm 87.3% A
Maersk A/S >
Container
2,479 nm 84.6% A
Maersk A/S >
Container
2,154 nm 85.7% A
Ocean Network Express Pte Ltd >
Container
2,051 nm 62.2% B
NYK Line >
Ro-ro
2,040 nm 89.8% A
COSCO Shipping Lines Co Ltd >
Container
1,995 nm 85.3% A
COSCO Shipping Lines Co Ltd >
Container
1,995 nm 85.3% A
Evergreen Marine Corp >
Container
1,942 nm 80.1% A
CMA CGM SA The French Line >
Container
1,885 nm 99.0% A
NYK Line >
Ro-ro
1,798 nm 90.3% A
MSC Mediterranean Shipping Co >
Container
1,770 nm 85.9% A
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd >
Ro-ro
1,661 nm 94.5% A
CMA CGM SA The French Line >
Container
1,586 nm 99.4% A+
Evergreen Marine Corp >
Container
1,549 nm 88.1% A
Yang Ming Marine Transport >
Container
1,443 nm 93.9% A
APL LLC >
Container
1,411 nm 95.7% A
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd >
Ro-ro
1,390 nm 96.9% A
Pasha Hawaii Holdings LLC >
Container, Ro-ro
1,213 nm 0.0% F
APL LLC >
Container
1,155 nm 96.1% A
Yang Ming Marine Transport >
Container
1,101 nm 95.9% A
Matson Navigation Co Inc >
Container
1,078 nm 74.6% B
Pasha Hawaii Holdings LLC >
Container, Ro-ro
1,058 nm 0.0% F
Chevron Shipping Co LLC >
Tanker
975 nm 91.6% A
Norden AS Dampskibsselskabet >
Tanker
953 nm 42.2% C
Marathon Petroleum Co >
Tanker
936 nm 90.6% A
Marathon Petroleum Co >
Tanker
914 nm 90.7% A
HMM Co Ltd >
Container
870 nm 46.6% C
MSC Mediterranean Shipping Co >
Container
812 nm 90.3% A
Chevron Shipping Co LLC >
Tanker
777 nm 90.3% A
Matson Navigation Co Inc >
Container
776 nm 70.8% B
Chevron Transport Corp Ltd >
Tanker
765 nm 72.7% B
CSL Americas >
Bulk
735 nm 97.7% A
Hapag-Lloyd AG >
Container
721 nm 62.4% B
Norden AS Dampskibsselskabet >
Tanker
699 nm 33.5% D
Wisdom Marine Lines SA >
Bulk, General Cargo
649 nm 20.9% D
Orient Overseas Container Line >
Container
648 nm 99.4% A+
Orient Overseas Container Line >
Container
648 nm 99.4% A+
Toko Kaiun Kaisha Ltd >
General Cargo, Bulk
639 nm 78.7% B
Chevron Transport Corp Ltd >
Tanker
623 nm 70.9% B
HMM Co Ltd >
Container
622 nm 39.0% D
Carnival Cruise Line >
Passenger
616 nm 61.1% B
Polar Tankers Inc >
Tanker
615 nm 89.1% A
EUKOR Car Carriers Inc >
Ro-ro
609 nm 64.2% B
EUKOR Car Carriers Inc >
Ro-ro
584 nm 66.9% B
SM Line Corp >
Container
576 nm 18.3% F
CSL Americas >
Bulk
573 nm 97.3% A
Hyundai Glovis Co Ltd >
Ro-ro
568 nm 71.6% B
Sinokor Petrochemical Co Ltd >
Tanker
539 nm 59.5% C
Ocean Network Express Pte Ltd >
Container
537 nm 84.0% A
Teekay Chartering Ltd >
Tanker
536 nm 86.3% A
Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd >
Ro-ro
521 nm 90.2% A
Wisdom Marine Lines SA >
Bulk, General Cargo
517 nm 16.0% F
Sinokor Petrochemical Co Ltd >
Tanker
510 nm 60.6% B
Hapag-Lloyd AG >
Container
507 nm 65.5% B
Carnival Cruise Line >
Passenger
501 nm 66.4% B
Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd >
Ro-ro
492 nm 90.0% A
SM Line Corp >
Container
490 nm 21.5% D
Teekay Chartering Ltd >
Tanker
476 nm 86.7% A
Polar Tankers Inc >
Tanker
465 nm 91.2% A
Champion Tankers AS >
Tanker
453 nm 68.7% B
Hyundai Glovis Co Ltd >
Ro-ro
452 nm 67.5% B
Rudolf A Oetker A/S & Co KG >
Tanker
450 nm 69.9% B
Crowley Petroleum Services Inc >
Tanker
422 nm 18.3% F
Unisea Shipping Ltd >
Tanker
415 nm 61.9% B
Oceonix Services Ltd >
Tanker
409 nm 87.1% A
Oceonix Services Ltd >
Tanker
409 nm 87.1% A
Evergreen Marine Corp >
Container
392 nm 48.6% C
Inui Global Logistics Co Ltd >
Bulk, General Cargo
387 nm 89.5% A
Seabulk Tankers Inc >
Tanker
386 nm 98.9% A
AET Inc Ltd >
Tanker
385 nm 66.4% B
Toko Kaiun Kaisha Ltd >
Bulk, General Cargo
373 nm 86.7% A
Norient Product Pool ApS >
Tanker
373 nm 35.9% D
Norient Product Pool ApS >
Tanker
373 nm 35.9% D
Champion Tankers AS >
Tanker
372 nm 71.2% B
Cido Shipping HK Co Ltd >
Ro-ro
370 nm 90.1% A
Chevron USA Inc >
Tanker
370 nm 81.6% A
Wan Hai Lines Ltd >
Container
362 nm 85.4% A
Network Shipping Ltd Inc >
Container
360 nm 4.2% F
Network Shipping Ltd Inc >
Container
360 nm 4.2% F
Celebrity Cruises Inc >
Passenger
359 nm 90.6% A
SIETCO >
Tanker
356 nm 0.0% F
Island View Shipping >
General Cargo
356 nm 24.2% D
Zim Integrated Shipping Servs >
Container
356 nm 23.2% D
Zim Integrated Shipping Servs >
Container
356 nm 23.2% D
Unisea Shipping Ltd >
Tanker
345 nm 60.3% B
Yang Ming Marine Transport >
Container
343 nm 87.4% A
Seabulk Tankers Inc >
Tanker
331 nm 99.3% A+
MSC Cruise Management UK Ltd >
Passenger
327 nm 30.4% D
Rudolf A Oetker A/S & Co KG >
Tanker
326 nm 68.8% B
Maersk A/S >
Container
325 nm 77.2% B
Inui Global Logistics Co Ltd >
Bulk
324 nm 97.6% A
Chevron USA Inc >
Tanker
323 nm 83.6% A
Island View Shipping >
General Cargo
323 nm 26.7% D
Nissan Motor Car Carrier >
Ro-ro
322 nm 89.4% A
Nissan Motor Car Carrier >
Ro-ro
322 nm 89.4% A
Great White Fleet Ltd >
Container
322 nm 10.9% F
Great White Fleet Ltd >
Container
322 nm 10.9% F
BFAD VIII Ltd >
Container
322 nm 4.5% F
BFAD VIII Ltd >
Container
322 nm 4.5% F
Crowley Petroleum Services Inc >
Tanker
319 nm 6.8% F
Ray Car Carriers Ltd >
Ro-ro
316 nm 95.0% A
Capital Maritime & Trading >
Container
316 nm 0.0% F
Capital Maritime & Trading >
Container
316 nm 0.0% F
Cido Shipping HK Co Ltd >
Ro-ro
313 nm 89.1% A
Wan Hai Lines Ltd >
Container
305 nm 83.3% A
Matson Navigation Co Inc >
Container
302 nm 84.4% A
Princess Cruise Lines Ltd >
Passenger
301 nm 57.8% C
CMA CGM SA The French Line >
Container
299 nm 96.7% A
MOL Chemical Tankers Pte Ltd >
Tanker
286 nm 41.2% C
PCL Tankers Pte Ltd >
Tanker
280 nm 75.9% B
Lindblad Expeditions LLC >
Passenger
272 nm 29.0% D
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd >
Ro-ro
271 nm 82.4% A
Penfield Marine LLC >
Tanker
271 nm 66.4% B
Penfield Marine LLC >
Tanker
271 nm 66.4% B
Chandris Hellas Inc >
Tanker
269 nm 76.8% B
Toko Kaiun Kaisha Ltd >
General Cargo, Bulk
266 nm 67.4% B
U-Ming Marine Transport Corp >
Bulk
265 nm 85.6% A
U-Ming Marine Transport Corp >
Bulk
265 nm 85.6% A
SIETCO >
Tanker
262 nm 0.0% F
AET Inc Ltd >
Tanker
257 nm 70.8% B
APL LLC >
Container
256 nm 93.5% A
Norden AS Dampskibsselskabet >
Tanker
255 nm 66.0% B
Swire Shipping Pte Ltd >
Container
253 nm 91.0% A
HMM Co Ltd >
Container
248 nm 65.6% B
Oceania Cruises S de RL >
Passenger
246 nm 97.8% A
NYK Line >
Ro-ro
242 nm 85.8% A
Saga Welco AS >
General Cargo
237 nm 89.4% A
Saga Welco AS >
General Cargo
237 nm 89.4% A
BBC Chartering GmbH & Co KG >
General Cargo, Bulk
232 nm 31.0% D
BBC Chartering GmbH & Co KG >
General Cargo, Bulk
232 nm 31.0% D
Celebrity Cruises Inc >
Passenger
225 nm 97.6% A
Chellaram Shipping Hong Kong >
Bulk
224 nm 95.3% A
Spring Valley Shipping Mgmt >
Bulk
224 nm 45.5% C
Bona Marine Ltd >
Bulk
220 nm 55.8% C
Leonhardt & Blumberg Tank Ship >
Tanker
219 nm 28.4% D
Silversea Cruises Ltd >
Passenger
216 nm 3.5% F
PCL Tankers Pte Ltd >
Tanker
215 nm 70.5% B
Hapag-Lloyd AG >
Container
213 nm 54.9% C
Chandris Hellas Inc >
Tanker
212 nm 75.2% B
Caliber Maritime SA-LIB >
Bulk
211 nm 27.1% D
OSG Ship Management Inc >
Tanker
207 nm 96.8% A
OSG Ship Management Inc >
Tanker
207 nm 96.8% A
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd >
Passenger
206 nm 79.0% B
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd >
Passenger
206 nm 79.0% B
Grace Ocean Pte Ltd >
Bulk
206 nm 3.8% F
Grace Ocean Pte Ltd >
Bulk
206 nm 3.8% F
Parakou Tankers Singapore Pte >
Tanker
204 nm 18.3% F
Parakou Tankers Singapore Pte >
Tanker
204 nm 18.3% F
MOL Chemical Tankers Pte Ltd >
Tanker
200 nm 25.3% D
Chevron Shipping Co LLC >
Tanker
198 nm 96.8% A
Tsurumi Kisen Co Ltd >
Bulk
194 nm 13.7% F
Tsurumi Kisen Co Ltd >
Bulk
194 nm 13.7% F
Chellaram Shipping Hong Kong >
Bulk
194 nm 98.9% A
Spring Valley Shipping Mgmt >
Bulk
194 nm 50.7% C
Swire Shipping Pte Ltd >
Container
194 nm 98.5% A
Shih Wei Navigation Co Ltd >
Bulk
194 nm 4.6% F
Shih Wei Navigation Co Ltd >
Bulk
194 nm 4.6% F
Nisshin Shipping Co Ltd >
Bulk
192 nm 19.2% F
Nisshin Shipping Co Ltd >
Bulk
192 nm 19.2% F
HMC Shipmanagement Co Ltd >
Bulk, Ro-ro
191 nm 90.0% A
Fearnley Business Management >
Ro-ro
191 nm 4.0% F
Fearnley Business Management >
Ro-ro
191 nm 4.0% F
Lindblad Expeditions LLC >
Passenger
191 nm 39.9% D
Shoei Kisen KK >
Bulk
190 nm 8.4% F
Shoei Kisen KK >
Bulk
190 nm 8.4% F
OneBulk GmbH & CoKG >
Bulk
189 nm 33.5% D
OneBulk GmbH & CoKG >
Bulk
189 nm 33.5% D
Bona Marine Ltd >
Bulk
189 nm 64.9% B
Leonhardt & Blumberg Tank Ship >
Tanker
189 nm 18.6% F
MSC Cruise Management UK Ltd >
Passenger
189 nm 37.2% D
STASCO >
Tanker
188 nm 6.1% F
STASCO >
Tanker
188 nm 6.1% F
Oceania Cruises S de RL >
Passenger
186 nm 98.8% A
Dalian Tiger Shipping Ltd >
Bulk
185 nm 35.9% D
Dalian Tiger Shipping Ltd >
Bulk
185 nm 35.9% D
Caliber Maritime SA-LIB >
Bulk
180 nm 16.1% F
Annawa Shipping Pte Ltd >
Bulk
179 nm 0.0% F
Annawa Shipping Pte Ltd >
Bulk
179 nm 0.0% F
Lauritzen Bulkers A/S >
Bulk
176 nm 15.9% F
Lauritzen Bulkers A/S >
Bulk
176 nm 15.9% F
Genel Denizcilik Nakliyati AS >
Tanker
174 nm 58.9% C
Genel Denizcilik Nakliyati AS >
Tanker
174 nm 58.9% C
Formosa Plastics Marine Corp >
Tanker
173 nm 49.3% C
Formosa Plastics Marine Corp >
Tanker
173 nm 49.3% C
Ray Car Carriers Ltd >
Ro-ro
173 nm 96.8% A
Pan Ocean Co Ltd >
Tanker
172 nm 63.2% B
Pan Ocean Co Ltd >
Tanker
172 nm 63.2% B
Sun Enterprises Ltd-LIB >
Tanker
172 nm 39.9% D
Stena Sonangol Suezmax Pool >
Tanker
171 nm 73.1% B
Stena Sonangol Suezmax Pool >
Tanker
171 nm 73.1% B
Princess Cruise Lines Ltd >
Passenger
165 nm 47.7% C
Stamco Ship Management Co Ltd >
Ro-ro
162 nm 95.1% A
Stamco Ship Management Co Ltd >
Ro-ro
162 nm 95.1% A
CSL Americas >
Bulk
162 nm 99.1% A+
Chemical Clipper Transports SA >
Tanker
162 nm 39.0% D
Ace Tankers CV >
Tanker
162 nm 67.5% B
Chemical Clipper Transports SA >
Tanker
162 nm 39.0% D
Ace Tankers CV >
Tanker
162 nm 67.5% B
HMC Shipmanagement Co Ltd >
Bulk
160 nm 98.9% A
Eships Tankers Ltd >
Tanker
160 nm 96.6% A
Eships Tankers Ltd >
Tanker
160 nm 96.6% A
Cargill International SA >
Bulk
159 nm 96.5% A
Cargill International SA >
Bulk
159 nm 96.5% A
Vanhui Shipping Co Ltd >
Bulk
156 nm 93.6% A
Vanhui Shipping Co Ltd >
Bulk
156 nm 93.6% A
Silversea Cruises Ltd >
Passenger
156 nm 3.2% F
Clearlake Shipping Pte Ltd >
Tanker
156 nm 51.5% C
Clearlake Shipping Pte Ltd >
Tanker
156 nm 51.5% C
Ebe NV >
Bulk
155 nm 100.0% A+
Ebe NV >
Bulk
155 nm 100.0% A+
Pasha Hawaii Holdings LLC >
Container
154 nm 34.4% D
Sea World Management & Trading >
Tanker
152 nm 0.0% F
Polar Tankers Inc >
Tanker
150 nm 82.6% A
TORM A/S >
Tanker
145 nm 68.3% B
Quanzhou Ansheng Shpg Co Ltd >
Container
143 nm 40.5% C
Quanzhou Ansheng Shpg Co Ltd >
Container
143 nm 40.5% C
Ray Car Carriers Ltd >
Ro-ro
143 nm 92.9% A
Sun Enterprises Ltd-LIB >
Tanker
143 nm 28.4% D
Chevron Transport Corp Ltd >
Tanker
142 nm 80.9% A
MSC Cruise Management UK Ltd >
Passenger
139 nm 21.1% D
Princess Cruise Lines Ltd >
Passenger
136 nm 69.9% B
Celebrity Cruises Inc >
Passenger
134 nm 79.0% B
Wisdom Marine Lines SA >
General Cargo
132 nm 40.1% C
AET Inc Ltd >
Tanker
128 nm 57.6% C
Magical Cruise Co Ltd >
Passenger
127 nm 11.4% F
Magical Cruise Co Ltd >
Passenger
127 nm 11.4% F
Cortes Marcha Corp >
Bulk
126 nm 5.2% F
Chijin Shipping SA >
Bulk
125 nm 41.8% C
Chijin Shipping SA >
Bulk
125 nm 41.8% C
Rudolf A Oetker A/S & Co KG >
Tanker
124 nm 72.6% B
Seven Islands Shipping Ltd >
Tanker
123 nm 0.0% F
Sea World Management & Trading >
Tanker
122 nm 0.0% F
Hyundai Glovis Co Ltd >
Ro-ro
116 nm 87.5% A
Carnival Cruise Line >
Passenger
115 nm 38.1% D
Latsco Marine Management Inc >
Tanker
114 nm 95.4% A
MT Maritime Pte Ltd >
Tanker
113 nm 63.3% B
MT Maritime Pte Ltd >
Tanker
113 nm 63.3% B
Koyo Kaiun Asia Pte Ltd >
Tanker
112 nm 74.9% B
Koyo Kaiun Asia Pte Ltd >
Tanker
112 nm 74.9% B
Sigma Tankers Inc >
Tanker
110 nm 54.2% C
Sigma Tankers Inc >
Tanker
110 nm 54.2% C
TORM A/S >
Tanker
108 nm 57.5% C
Newtonbulk Maritime Inc >
Bulk
106 nm 93.6% A
Newtonbulk Maritime Inc >
Bulk
106 nm 93.6% A
Chevron Asia Pacific Shpg Pte >
Tanker
105 nm 36.3% D
Chevron Asia Pacific Shpg Pte >
Tanker
105 nm 36.3% D
Crowley Petroleum Services Inc >
Tanker
103 nm 53.7% C
Holland America Line NV >
Passenger
101 nm 43.9% C
Holland America Line NV >
Passenger
101 nm 43.9% C

The information and data provided by Whale Safe is intended for informational purposes only and must be relied upon solely at your own risk. Please see methodology for more information or contact us with questions or concerns at: boi-whalesafe@ucsb.edu

Today's Santa Barbara Channel Whale Presence: Very High*

Today's Santa Barbara Channel Whale Presence: Very High  |  May 22, 2024

Very High Presence of Whales How was this calculated?
Certainty: Very High
May 22, 2024
Sightings* 20 Humpback 0 Blue 0 Fin
Fin Whale Acoustic Detections

Blue Whale Habitat Model

Santa Barbara acoustic system is offline

Whales may be present even if whale presence rating is low. Please remember you can protect these sensitive species by slowing down. Presence Tracker last updated 1 hour ago using data from the last five days.

Today's San Francisco Whale Presence: Low*

Today's San Francisco Whale Presence: Low  |  May 22, 2024

Low Presence of Whales How was this calculated?
Certainty: Medium
May 22, 2024
Sightings* 0 Humpback 0 Blue 0 Fin

Blue Whale Habitat Model

San Francisco acoustic system is offline

Whales may be present even if whale presence rating is low. Please remember you can protect these sensitive species by slowing down. Presence Tracker last updated 1 hour ago using data from the last five days.

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