Update to post below: Equasis is back on line. According to the US Coast Guard, Equasis was having a dispute with its hosting company. It appears to be resolved and most importantly, Equasis is back online. I also learned that the popularity of the service is growing all of the time. I will try to get some statistics on this to report back.
What happened to Equasis, the online database of more that 7500 vessels around the world? That is the question on the mind of many and I note the comments posted to my orignal entry on Equasis back in May, 2005. That post is here.
So far, I haven't been able to find out. As many of you know, the website is down and they are not answering the telephone in the Equasis head office in Paris - I have called numerous times.
I am trying to get an update from the US Coast Guard, one of the sponsors of the Equasis project and I will update all of you as soon as I have more information.
For those interested Equasis was an acronym for the European Quality Shipping Information System - I didn't know that until today!
Until more information is available, if anyone knows of an alternate source of that great data available previously available on Equasis.org, please post a comment here.