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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. 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 in the Santa Barbara Channel.

The companies with highest and lowest rates of adoption during the 2022 VSR season are shown below.

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Company Fleet Transit Distance (2022) Cooperation Rate Letter Grade
Catalina Express >
Passenger
38,665 nm 6.0% F
COSCO Shipping Lines Co Ltd >
Container
13,520 nm 86.8% A
Ocean Network Express Pte Ltd >
Container
12,790 nm 79.9% B
Maersk A/S >
Container
12,507 nm 75.5% B
Matson Navigation Co Inc >
Container
11,325 nm 16.4% F
Evergreen Marine Corp >
Container
10,262 nm 76.5% B
CMA CGM SA The French Line >
Container
8,828 nm 67.3% B
NYK Line >
Bulk, Ro-ro, Tanker
8,289 nm 82.0% A
Chevron Shipping Co LLC >
Tanker
7,077 nm 73.4% B
Yang Ming Marine Transport >
Container
6,880 nm 93.2% A
MSC Mediterranean Shipping Co >
Container, Bulk
6,181 nm 89.9% A
Wan Hai Lines Ltd >
Container
5,729 nm 77.4% B
APL LLC >
Container
5,343 nm 61.7% B
Orient Overseas Container Line >
Container
4,923 nm 97.4% A
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd >
General Cargo, Ro-ro, Bulk
4,451 nm 74.3% B
HMM Co Ltd >
Container
4,190 nm 65.7% B
Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd >
Ro-ro, Bulk
3,709 nm 77.9% B
Pasha Hawaii Holdings LLC >
Container, Ro-ro
3,670 nm 19.4% F
Crowley Petroleum Services Inc >
Tanker
3,608 nm 76.4% B
Polar Tankers Inc >
Tanker
2,969 nm 97.9% A
Quanzhou Ansheng Shpg Co Ltd >
Container
2,870 nm 83.1% A
Carnival Cruise Line >
Passenger
2,808 nm 55.5% C
Chevron Transport Corp Ltd >
Tanker
2,790 nm 80.2% A
Pacific Basin Shipping HK Ltd >
Bulk
2,720 nm 66.9% B
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics >
Ro-ro
2,527 nm 86.8% A
BP Exploration Alaska Inc >
Tanker
2,520 nm 94.4% A
Zim Integrated Shipping Servs >
Container
2,349 nm 20.0% F
CSL Americas >
Bulk
2,253 nm 88.7% A
MOL Chemical Tankers Pte Ltd >
Tanker
2,175 nm 76.5% B
TORM A/S >
Tanker
2,136 nm 38.2% D
Hainan Ansheng Shipping Co >
Container
1,901 nm 68.3% B
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd >
Passenger
1,896 nm 90.8% A
MM Marine Inc >
Tanker
1,840 nm 63.4% B
Crowley Alaska Tankers LLC >
Tanker
1,781 nm 17.6% F
Hapag-Lloyd AG >
Container
1,473 nm 85.7% A
Scorpio MR Pool Ltd >
Tanker
1,397 nm 52.6% C
Hyundai Glovis Co Ltd >
Ro-ro
1,380 nm 59.8% C
BAL Container Line Co Ltd >
Container
1,315 nm 10.1% F
EUKOR Car Carriers Inc >
Ro-ro
1,278 nm 69.0% B
Great White Fleet Ltd >
Container
1,113 nm 10.3% F
Hafnia Pools Pte Ltd >
Tanker
1,095 nm 50.8% C
Network Shipping Ltd Inc >
Container
1,090 nm 11.8% F
Transfar Shipping Pte Ltd >
Container
1,077 nm 39.6% D
Norient Product Pool ApS >
Tanker
1,063 nm 22.2% D
Panamax International LLC >
Tanker
1,061 nm 38.0% D
Toko Kaiun Kaisha Ltd >
General Cargo
1,021 nm 67.5% B
Phillips 66 Co >
Tanker
1,013 nm 64.2% B
ANL Container Line Pty Ltd >
Container
926 nm 71.9% B
Swire Shipping Pte Ltd >
Bulk
880 nm 28.7% D
Seabulk Fleet Management LLC >
Ro-ro
874 nm 74.4% B
Shunzan Kaiun KK >
General Cargo
857 nm 76.3% B
Stena Bulk A/S >
Tanker
851 nm 13.6% F
AET Inc Ltd >
Tanker
840 nm 30.1% D
Penfield Marine LLC >
Tanker
828 nm 45.0% C
Euronav NV >
Tanker
817 nm 59.7% C
X-Press Feeders >
Container
814 nm 28.3% D
Ultrabulk A/S >
Bulk
781 nm 60.2% B
Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd >
Tanker
755 nm 84.5% A
OSG Ship Management Inc >
Towing/pushing, Tanker
754 nm 33.3% D
Frontline Ltd >
Tanker
752 nm 48.4% C
Hamburg Sudamerikanische >
Container
748 nm 80.7% A
Latsco Marine Management Inc >
Tanker
727 nm 74.3% B
Cool Carriers AB >
General Cargo
702 nm 84.1% A
AM Nomikos Transworld Maritime >
Bulk
688 nm 33.1% D
Teekay Chartering Ltd >
Tanker
667 nm 47.6% C
Saga Welco AS >
General Cargo
666 nm 21.2% D
Hornblower Cruises & Events >
Passenger
652 nm 90.4% A
Fairfield-Maxwell Services Ltd >
Ro-ro
642 nm 56.8% C
Dalian Zhida Ship Management >
Container
638 nm 92.8% A
China International Marine >
Container
631 nm 57.1% C
Hsin Chien Marine Co Ltd-CHT >
Bulk
615 nm 56.6% C
G2 Ocean AS >
General Cargo, Bulk
607 nm 24.7% D
Interlink Maritime Corp >
Bulk
591 nm 69.4% B
Pantheon Tankers Management >
Tanker
576 nm 52.4% C
Navigazione Montanari SpA >
Tanker
570 nm 17.6% F
FLOPEC >
Tanker
565 nm 39.1% D
COSCO Shipping Xiamen Co Ltd >
Bulk
561 nm 29.5% D
Ray Car Carriers Ltd >
Ro-ro
552 nm 98.1% A
Oldendorff Carriers GmbH & Co >
Bulk
516 nm 88.3% A
Uni Ships & Management Ltd >
Bulk
506 nm 7.6% F
Eastern Car Liner Ltd >
Ro-ro, General Cargo
487 nm 40.5% C
Pacific Basin Shipping Ltd >
Bulk
481 nm 60.3% B
Holland America Line NV >
Passenger
457 nm 68.2% B
Tsakos Commerce SA >
Tanker
429 nm 50.1% C
Pan Ocean Co Ltd >
Tanker, Bulk
422 nm 37.9% D
Maran Tankers Management Inc >
Tanker
413 nm 52.2% C
Oceania Cruises S de RL >
Passenger
410 nm 44.9% C
Sinokor Petrochemical Co Ltd >
Tanker
391 nm 31.1% D
SM Line Corp >
Container
382 nm 13.4% F
Alfa Ship Managers Pte Ltd >
Bulk
381 nm 16.5% F
NYK Bulk & Projects Carriers >
Bulk, General Cargo
380 nm 18.0% F
Celebrity Cruises Inc >
Passenger
379 nm 32.1% D
Hoegh Autoliners Management AS >
Ro-ro
374 nm 74.9% B
Empros Lines Shipping Co SP SA >
Bulk
371 nm 14.8% F
Doun Kisen Co Ltd >
Bulk
371 nm 44.5% C
Far East Shipping & Trading Co >
General Cargo, Bulk
367 nm 73.2% B
Champion Tankers AS >
Tanker
365 nm 20.2% D
Starbulk SA >
Bulk
344 nm 60.3% B
Marinsa Denizcilik AS >
Bulk
344 nm 72.8% B
Keystone Shipping Co >
Ro-ro
343 nm 66.4% B
Sealand Europe A/S >
Container
342 nm 91.1% A
Kyoei Tanker Co Ltd >
Tanker
339 nm 99.2% A+
Interunity Management Corp SA >
Tanker
338 nm 67.3% B
Minsheng Yangguang Tianjin >
Bulk
336 nm 46.2% C
China Merchants Energy Shpg >
Tanker
330 nm 66.3% B
Sterling Ocean Shipping III >
Tanker
329 nm 8.1% F
COSCO Shipping Energy Trans >
Tanker
329 nm 70.5% B
Kobe Shipping Co Ltd-Kobe >
General Cargo
328 nm 94.2% A
Nisshin Shipping Co Ltd >
Bulk
327 nm 22.9% D
Sinokor Maritime Co Ltd >
Tanker
327 nm 50.2% C
Ningbo Ocean Shipping Co Ltd >
Container
326 nm 74.7% B
Orient Express Lines Inc >
Bulk
325 nm 16.6% F
Costamare Shipping Co SA >
Bulk
324 nm 27.8% D
Ta-Tong Marine Co Ltd >
Bulk
324 nm 86.4% A
Mitsuhama Kisen KK >
Bulk
323 nm 18.2% F
Anglo-Atlantic Steamship Co >
Tanker
323 nm 7.1% F
Chios Navigation Hellas Ltd >
Tanker
323 nm 10.1% F
COSCO Shipping Qingdao Co Ltd >
Bulk
320 nm 13.8% F
Sealand Maersk Asia Pte Ltd >
Container
319 nm 97.2% A
Zodiac Maritime Ltd >
Tanker
313 nm 59.8% C
Dae A Express Shipping Co Ltd >
Passenger
312 nm 22.8% D
Capital Ship Management Corp >
Tanker
309 nm 42.3% C
Jiarong Marine HK Co Ltd >
Bulk
299 nm 9.1% F
Sugahara Kisen KK >
General Cargo
298 nm 20.0% D
Diamond S Management LLC >
Tanker
298 nm 29.8% D
Stamco Ship Management Co Ltd >
Ro-ro
277 nm 99.3% A+
Cargill International SA >
Tanker
267 nm 6.6% F
Clearlake Shipping Pte Ltd >
Tanker
251 nm 29.2% D
SMT Shipping Cyprus Ltd >
Bulk, General Cargo
249 nm 26.2% D
Celsius Shipping ApS >
Tanker
247 nm 15.8% F
CPTA >
Tanker
245 nm 34.9% D
Dalex Shipping Co SA >
General Cargo
244 nm 71.8% B
Great Eastern Shipping Co Ltd >
Tanker
240 nm 28.7% D
WA Tankers AS >
Tanker
240 nm 65.9% B
Equinox Maritime Ltd >
Bulk
240 nm 89.4% A
Nordic Hamburg Shipmgmt GmbH >
Bulk
236 nm 98.7% A
Pleiades Shipping Agents SA >
Tanker
230 nm 63.3% B
OSM Ship Management Pte Ltd >
General Cargo
225 nm 15.8% F
Sucden Armateurs Sarl >
Bulk
220 nm 32.9% D
Cunard Line Ltd >
Passenger
219 nm 73.2% B
UPT Panamax Pool Ltd >
Tanker
217 nm 12.6% F
Triton Navigation BV >
Bulk
217 nm 82.9% A
Tankerska Plovidba dd >
Bulk
214 nm 5.4% F
Asahi Tanker Co Ltd >
Tanker
208 nm 78.2% B
Beks Gemi Isletmeciligi ve Tic >
Bulk
205 nm 46.6% C
Norse Shipholding Pte Ltd >
Bulk
204 nm 51.5% C
Seabourn Cruise Line Ltd >
Passenger
203 nm 96.1% A
Lion Bulk Carriers Inc >
Bulk
203 nm 26.0% D
Navig8 MR Tanker Pool >
Tanker
201 nm 18.3% F
Auerbach Schiff 10 UG >
General Cargo
201 nm 99.3% A+
Goulandris Maritime Inc >
Tanker
201 nm 55.1% C
Phelippe Barko Management Inc >
Bulk
198 nm 16.0% F
Unisea Shipping Ltd >
Tanker
197 nm 62.1% B
Byzantine Maritime Corp >
Bulk
195 nm 91.2% A
Lauritzen Bulkers A/S >
Bulk
194 nm 58.0% C
Yamasa Shipholding Unicorn SA >
Bulk
194 nm 6.7% F
BigLift Shipping BV >
General Cargo
194 nm 0.7% F
CSL Group Inc >
Bulk
193 nm 87.3% A
Parakou Shipping Ltd >
Bulk
192 nm 11.5% F
Raffles Technical Services >
Bulk
192 nm 9.6% F
Grindrod Shipping Pte Ltd >
Bulk
191 nm 67.2% B
Newport SA >
Bulk
191 nm 53.5% C
BG Shipping Co Ltd-HKG >
Bulk
191 nm 54.3% C
Helikon Shipping Enterprises >
Bulk
191 nm 99.6% A+
Marflet Marine SA >
Tanker
190 nm 8.6% F
Blue Wake Shipping Pte Ltd >
Bulk
190 nm 12.9% F
US Ocean LLC >
General Cargo
190 nm 76.8% B
Weco Bulk AS >
Bulk
190 nm 6.5% F
Kambara Kisen Co Ltd >
Bulk
189 nm 10.8% F
Kansai Steamship Co Ltd >
Ro-ro
189 nm 99.9% A+
GLENDA International Managment >
Tanker
189 nm 74.9% B
Grand Wise Ltd >
Bulk
189 nm 99.2% A+
Liverpool Strait GmbH & Co KG >
Bulk
189 nm 9.6% F
Inui Global Logistics Co Ltd >
General Cargo
188 nm 43.8% C
Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc >
Bulk
188 nm 92.0% A
Lydia Mar Shipping Co SA >
Bulk
188 nm 15.3% F
Keiyo Kisen KK >
General Cargo
188 nm 56.2% C
Proman Shipping AG >
Tanker
188 nm 99.1% A+
Navios Tankers Management Inc >
Tanker
188 nm 30.2% D
Norden AS Dampskibsselskabet >
Bulk
187 nm 20.7% D
Oceonix Services Ltd >
Tanker
187 nm 94.0% A
Maple Leaf Shipping Co Ltd >
Bulk
187 nm 57.2% C
LD Bulk SASU >
Bulk
187 nm 55.3% C
Oceanlance Maritime Co Ltd >
General Cargo
187 nm 98.2% A
Bright Star Shipmanagement Inc >
Bulk
187 nm 79.1% B
Marine Capital Ltd >
Bulk
187 nm 59.1% C
Dojima Marine Co Ltd >
Bulk
186 nm 6.5% F
Sincere Industrial Corp >
Bulk
186 nm 19.9% F
Sato Steamship Co Ltd >
Bulk
186 nm 24.7% D
Wisdom Marine Lines SA >
General Cargo
186 nm 15.4% F
Usui Kaiun KK >
Bulk
186 nm 16.3% F
Bulk Invest ASA >
Bulk
186 nm 30.8% D
China Merchants Steam Nav >
Bulk
185 nm 19.6% F
Marine Ace Co Ltd >
Bulk
185 nm 19.8% F
K Line RoRo Bulk Ship Mgmt Co >
Bulk
185 nm 98.6% A
SE Shipping Lines Pte Ltd >
General Cargo
184 nm 11.7% F
NCL Bahamas Ltd >
Passenger
184 nm 98.8% A
JOSCO >
Bulk
183 nm 15.6% F
COSCO Shipping Specialized >
Ro-ro
183 nm 54.9% C
Nissan Motor Car Carrier >
Ro-ro
182 nm 99.2% A+
Wilmar International Ltd >
Bulk
180 nm 84.1% A
Astra Shipmanagement Inc >
Tanker
180 nm 74.7% B
Roswell Tankers Corp >
Tanker
179 nm 13.0% F
Cape Tankers Inc >
Tanker
178 nm 58.8% C
Pavimar SA >
Bulk
174 nm 77.4% B
Lighthouse Navigation Co Ltd >
Bulk
174 nm 12.8% F
NYK Bulkship Asia Pte Ltd >
Tanker
172 nm 59.5% C
Interunity Management GmbH >
General Cargo
169 nm 79.3% B
MMS Co Ltd >
Ro-ro
166 nm 95.6% A
Golden Gate Bridge >
Passenger
159 nm 0.4% F
Marla Dry Bulk Shipmanagement >
Bulk
156 nm 10.5% F
Core Transport LLC >
Tanker
144 nm 42.8% C
Maersk Sealand Europe & Med >
Container
143 nm 55.7% C
Dakota Tankers Pool >
Tanker
139 nm 70.8% B
Shenlong Maritime Pte Ltd >
Tanker
123 nm 2.8% F
Schuyler Line Navigation Co >
General Cargo
113 nm 17.6% F
Associated Maritime Co HK Ltd >
Tanker
108 nm 88.0% A
V Ships Norway AS >
Tanker
101 nm 19.3% F

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Today's Whale Presence: Very High*

Today's Whale Presence: Very High  |  August 18, 2022

Very High Presence of Whales How was this calculated?
Certainty: Very High
August 18, 2022
Sightings* 25 Humpback 0 Blue 0 Fin
Blue Whale Acoustic Detections
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* Whale sightings data may be limited due to COVID-19.

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 22 minutes ago using data from the last five days.

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