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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 2020 VSR season are shown below.

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Company Fleet Transit Distance (2020) Cooperation Rate Letter Grade
COSCO Shipping Lines Co Ltd >
Container
5,217 nm 73.1% B
Maersk A/S >
Container
4,945 nm 70.8% B
Ocean Network Express Pte Ltd >
Container
4,654 nm 70.4% B
MSC Mediterranean Shipping Co >
Container
4,540 nm 90.8% A
Evergreen Marine Corp >
Container
2,884 nm 69.9% B
HMM Co Ltd >
Container
2,807 nm 16.4% F
CMA CGM SA The French Line >
Container
2,684 nm 58.8% C
Matson Navigation Co Inc >
Container
2,567 nm 12.2% F
Chevron Shipping Co LLC >
Tanker
2,050 nm 78.0% B
Yang Ming Marine Transport >
Container
1,905 nm 88.8% A
Pasha Hawaii Holdings LLC >
Container, Ro-ro
1,610 nm 7.8% F
Wan Hai Lines Ltd >
Container
1,559 nm 66.8% B
Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd >
Ro-ro, Bulk
1,529 nm 93.3% A
Orient Overseas Container Line >
Container
1,353 nm 77.8% B
APL LLC >
Container
1,329 nm 63.8% B
Zim Integrated Shipping Servs >
Container
1,233 nm 63.2% B
NYK Line >
Ro-ro, Bulk
1,213 nm 75.2% B
Polar Tankers Inc >
Tanker
1,209 nm 98.5% A
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd >
Ro-ro, Bulk
1,090 nm 60.4% B
Hapag-Lloyd AG >
Container
1,081 nm 83.9% A
CSL Americas >
Bulk
1,011 nm 99.0% A+
Unisea Shipping Ltd >
Bulk, Tanker
900 nm 32.0% D
TORM A/S >
Tanker
851 nm 44.5% C
Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd >
Tanker
841 nm 78.4% B
Saga Welco AS >
General Cargo
797 nm 31.7% D
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics >
Ro-ro
727 nm 83.7% A
Parakou Shipping Ltd >
Bulk
717 nm 20.1% D
Chevron Transport Corp Ltd >
Tanker
701 nm 87.4% A
Tsakos Commerce SA >
Tanker
699 nm 23.1% D
EUKOR Car Carriers Inc >
Ro-ro
670 nm 38.6% D
MOL Chemical Tankers Pte Ltd >
Tanker
657 nm 59.4% C
Nissan Motor Car Carrier >
Ro-ro
643 nm 32.8% D
Penfield Marine LLC >
Tanker
638 nm 22.7% D
Great White Fleet Ltd >
Container
635 nm 17.0% F
Crowley Petroleum Services Inc >
Tanker
574 nm 88.3% A
Crowley Alaska Tankers LLC >
Tanker
574 nm 6.2% F
Seabulk Fleet Management LLC >
Ro-ro
566 nm 95.5% A
Hafnia Pools Pte Ltd >
Tanker
521 nm 38.0% D
Hanseatic Chartering Ltd >
Bulk
479 nm 30.2% D
Pacific Basin Shipping HK Ltd >
Bulk
468 nm 68.7% B
BP Exploration Alaska Inc >
Tanker
459 nm 100.0% A+
Almi Tankers SA >
Tanker
445 nm 43.6% C
Pleiades Shipping Agents SA >
Tanker
387 nm 97.2% A
Wisdom Marine Lines SA >
Bulk
387 nm 9.2% F
Toko Kaiun Kaisha Ltd >
General Cargo
375 nm 18.8% F
Panamax International LLC >
Tanker
354 nm 50.9% C
Orion Reederei GmbH & Co KG >
Bulk
331 nm 99.4% A+
Ardmore MR Pool LLC >
Tanker
330 nm 13.6% F
Pan Ocean Co Ltd >
Tanker
328 nm 94.7% A
Eastern Car Liner Ltd >
General Cargo
327 nm 4.1% F
Hyundai Glovis Co Ltd >
Ro-ro
326 nm 10.3% F
Handytankers K/S >
Tanker
326 nm 5.4% F
NYK Bulk & Projects Carriers >
General Cargo
324 nm 73.9% B
Fairfield-Maxwell Services Ltd >
Ro-ro
320 nm 15.0% F
Phillips 66 Co >
Tanker
320 nm 14.1% F
Seacon Ships Management Co-HKG >
Bulk
320 nm 16.1% F
GLENDA International Managment >
Tanker
319 nm 60.0% C
Zodiac Maritime Ltd >
Container
319 nm 8.1% F
American Petroleum Tankers LLC >
Tanker
306 nm 96.2% A
Kuang Ming Shipping Corp-CHT >
Bulk
305 nm 74.7% B
Trafigura Maritime Logistics >
Tanker
261 nm 71.7% B
Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc >
Bulk
232 nm 16.9% F
FLOPEC >
Tanker
202 nm 19.8% F
ANL Container Line Pty Ltd >
Container
197 nm 82.5% A
Proman Shipping AG >
Tanker
195 nm 16.0% F
Cape Tankers Inc >
Tanker
192 nm 17.6% F
China Navigation Co Pte Ltd >
Container
191 nm 94.5% A
Wilmar International Ltd >
Bulk
190 nm 90.9% A
COSCO Shipping Seafarer Mgmt >
Bulk
190 nm 4.8% F
Thorco Shipping A/S >
General Cargo
189 nm 15.6% F
Grindrod Shipping Pte Ltd >
General Cargo
189 nm 7.8% F
Doun Kisen Co Ltd >
Bulk
188 nm 84.8% A
Sinotrans Ship Management Ltd >
Bulk
188 nm 51.8% C
Kansai Steamship Co Ltd >
Ro-ro
188 nm 87.8% A
Santoku Senpaku Co Ltd >
Bulk
188 nm 11.0% F
Pacific Basin Shipping Ltd >
Bulk
187 nm 10.0% F
Norient Product Pool ApS >
Tanker
187 nm 92.9% A
Marine Capital Ltd >
Bulk
187 nm 68.2% B
Bulk Invest ASA >
Bulk
185 nm 16.8% F
WA Tankers AS >
Tanker
184 nm 90.0% A
Globus Shipmanagement Corp >
Bulk
184 nm 12.8% F
Ta-Tong Marine Co Ltd >
Bulk
183 nm 89.7% A
Transocean Maritime Agencies >
Bulk
181 nm 32.1% D
NYK Bulkship Asia Pte Ltd >
Tanker
173 nm 39.4% D
AET Inc Ltd >
Tanker
172 nm 94.3% A
PCL Tankers Pte Ltd >
Tanker
172 nm 29.9% D
Ultrabulk A/S >
Bulk
169 nm 48.5% C
Euronav NV >
Tanker
168 nm 100.0% A+
MC Shipping Ltd-JPN >
Bulk
164 nm 31.6% D
Maersk Tankers MR K/S >
Tanker
161 nm 19.0% F
SM Line Corp >
Container
159 nm 20.3% D
Goulandris Maritime Inc >
Tanker
159 nm 23.6% D
Koch Shipping Pte Ltd >
Tanker
158 nm 79.1% B
UPT Panamax Pool Ltd >
Tanker
157 nm 5.6% F
Maersk Tankers A/S >
Tanker
155 nm 95.6% A
OSG Ship Management Inc >
Tanker
153 nm 40.2% C
Oman Shipping Co SAOC >
Tanker
149 nm 53.0% C
Tesoro Far East Maritime Co >
Tanker
147 nm 76.6% B
Teekay Chartering Ltd >
Tanker
137 nm 83.2% 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  |  June 22, 2021

High Presence of Whales How was this calculated?
Certainty: High
June 22, 2021
Sightings* 4 Humpback 0 Blue 0 Fin
Blue Whale Acoustic Detections
Humpback Whale Acoustic Detections
Fin 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 10 minutes ago using data from the last five days.

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