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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
COSCO Shipping Lines Co Ltd >
Container
1,123 nm 90.5% A
Maersk A/S >
Container
1,091 nm 70.2% B
Matson Navigation Co Inc >
Container
979 nm 10.1% F
MSC Mediterranean Shipping Co >
Container, Bulk
826 nm 86.7% A
Evergreen Marine Corp >
Container
788 nm 50.9% C
CMA CGM SA The French Line >
Container
754 nm 26.6% D
Chevron Shipping Co LLC >
Tanker
745 nm 37.4% D
Ocean Network Express Pte Ltd >
Container
730 nm 75.9% B
Yang Ming Marine Transport >
Container
584 nm 90.9% A
Orient Overseas Container Line >
Container
482 nm 95.9% A
NYK Line >
Ro-ro, Bulk
423 nm 94.2% A
Wan Hai Lines Ltd >
Container
376 nm 93.3% A
Interlink Maritime Corp >
Bulk
363 nm 95.0% A
HMM Co Ltd >
Container
361 nm 18.7% F
Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd >
Ro-ro
359 nm 70.1% B
Swire Shipping Pte Ltd >
Bulk
357 nm 55.1% C
MOL Chemical Tankers Pte Ltd >
Tanker
342 nm 92.3% A
Quanzhou Ansheng Shpg Co Ltd >
Container
341 nm 83.5% A
Chevron Transport Corp Ltd >
Tanker
339 nm 43.4% C
Kyoei Tanker Co Ltd >
Tanker
339 nm 99.2% A+
Anglo-Atlantic Steamship Co >
Tanker
323 nm 7.1% F
Crowley Petroleum Services Inc >
Tanker
314 nm 7.5% F
BP Exploration Alaska Inc >
Tanker
306 nm 95.6% A
Polar Tankers Inc >
Tanker
303 nm 98.0% A
Pasha Hawaii Holdings LLC >
Ro-ro, Container
253 nm 19.9% F
Hafnia Pools Pte Ltd >
Tanker
249 nm 34.9% D
Hyundai Glovis Co Ltd >
Ro-ro
221 nm 90.5% A
FLOPEC >
Tanker
204 nm 15.2% F
Helikon Shipping Enterprises >
Bulk
191 nm 99.6% A+
CSL Americas >
Bulk
190 nm 64.6% B
Tankerska Plovidba dd >
Bulk
190 nm 6.0% F
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd >
Ro-ro
190 nm 36.1% D
Kansai Steamship Co Ltd >
Ro-ro
189 nm 99.9% A+
Pacific Basin Shipping HK Ltd >
Bulk
188 nm 99.0% A
Empros Lines Shipping Co SP SA >
Bulk
187 nm 20.0% D
Hoegh Autoliners Management AS >
Ro-ro
186 nm 54.9% C
China Merchants Steam Nav >
Bulk
185 nm 19.6% F
Ultrabulk A/S >
Bulk
185 nm 45.8% C
Doun Kisen Co Ltd >
Bulk
185 nm 74.3% B
G2 Ocean AS >
General Cargo
173 nm 68.4% B
MMS Co Ltd >
Ro-ro
166 nm 95.6% A
Great White Fleet Ltd >
Container
166 nm 13.8% F
COSCO Shipping Xiamen Co Ltd >
Bulk
164 nm 6.3% F
Kobe Shipping Co Ltd-Kobe >
General Cargo
163 nm 95.7% A
Stena Bulk A/S >
Tanker
161 nm 4.6% F
Sealand Maersk Asia Pte Ltd >
Container
160 nm 96.5% A
Grand Wise Ltd >
Bulk
160 nm 99.0% A+
Zim Integrated Shipping Servs >
Container
158 nm 4.7% F
Marla Dry Bulk Shipmanagement >
Bulk
156 nm 10.5% F
Hainan Ansheng Shipping Co >
Container
155 nm 2.7% F
APL LLC >
Container
155 nm 42.6% C
Euronav NV >
Tanker
121 nm 55.0% C
Toko Kaiun Kaisha Ltd >
General Cargo
111 nm 42.7% C
Zodiac Maritime Ltd >
Tanker
107 nm 66.7% B
Kambara Kisen Co Ltd >
Bulk
103 nm 0.0% F
Seabulk Fleet Management LLC >
Ro-ro
100 nm 99.2% A+

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 Whale Presence: High*

Today's Whale Presence: High  |  May 20, 2022

High Presence of Whales How was this calculated?
Certainty: High
May 20, 2022
Sightings* 4 Humpback 0 Blue 0 Fin
Blue Whale Acoustic Detections
Humpback Whale Acoustic Detections
Fin Whale Acoustic Detections

Blue Whale Habitat Model

* 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 26 minutes ago using data from the last five days.

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