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  • Companies
  • Countries
  • Dictionaries
  • eMail Listings
  • Encyclopedias
  • Foreign Currencies
  • Language Translators
  • Lawyer Locators
  • Legal Dictionaries & Citations
  • Maps & Nautical Charts
  • Maritime Web Site Directories
  • Maritime Terms
  • Public Records Databases
  • Telephone Listings
  • Time Zones
  • Vessel Listings & Locators
  • Web Search Engines & Directories
  • Weather Reports

  • Companies

    Annual Reports

    Company Information on the Web (Virtual Chase's Guide)

    Edgar Database of Corporate Information (SEC)

    Edgar Online

    Forbes 500

    Hoover's Online

    Secretaries of State  (Corporate records by state)

    Yahoo! Finance Company and Fund Index

    See the Maritime Industry page of this guide for specific links and directories to maritime companies.

    CIA World Factbook

    U.S. Library of Congress Country Studies

    U.S. Department of State Country Background Notes

    U.S. Department of State Country Commercial Guides

    World Flag Database

    Miriam Webster Dictionary

    Onelook Dictionary

    Oxford English Dictionary  (Annual subscription is required.)
    eMail Listings

    Internet Address Finder

    MESA  (Meta search engine) 

    My email Address  (Meta search engine)


    Columbia Encyclopedia

    Encarta Online

    Encyclopedia Brittanica Online
    Foreign Currencies

    IMF's Currency Converter

    OANDA - The Currency Site

    Universal Currency Converter
    Language Translators

    Alta Vista-Babelfish

    Eurodicautom  (The European Union's translation program)
    Lawyer Locators

    FindLaw - West Legal Directory

    Internet Legal Resource Guide - Lawyers on the Internet - Lawyer Directories, Web Sites & State Bar Sources

    Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Locator

    People and Business Finder (

    See also the Admiralty Law Firm Directories section of the Associations page.
     Legal Dictionaries/Citations

    Duhaime's Law Dictionary

    International Law Dictionary & Directory

    Introduction to Basic Legal Citation Dictionary

    Nolo's Law Dictionary

    Oran's Legal Dictionary
    Maps/Nautical Charts

    ChartCo (electronic charts)


    Microsoft Terraserver Satellite Images

    National Geographic - Map Machine

    National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA) - Marine Navigation Department

    New York Nautical

    NOAA Nautical Charts and Products
    -NOAA's Nautical Charts/Navigation Web Links

    Quick Maps of the World

    United Kingdom Hydrographic Office

    USGS Mapping Information

    University of Texas Online Map Collection

    WWW Virtual Library - History of Cartography
     Maritime Web Site Directories

    Fairplay's Database of Shipping Web Sites

    Fairplay's World Shipping Directory
    The Fairplay online site also offers what is touted as the largest database of shipping web sites on the internet.

    IMO's Directory of Maritime Links
    This is a link to the IMO home page - the Directory of Maritime Links is found within the site.

    Maritime History on the Internet


    PORT (National Maritime Museum, Greenwich)

    WWW Virtual Library - Naval and Maritime

    See also the Shipping Directories section of the Maritime Industry page and the Web Directories below.
    Maritime Terms

    Glossary of Nautical Terms (circa 1814)

    Hellenic Shipbrokers' Association Maritime Abbreviations

    International Marine Signal Flags

    MARAD's Glossary of Shipping Terms

    Online Nautical Dictionaries

    Transportation Institute's Maritime Glossary
    Public Records Databases

    Direct Search  (Fee based)

    Merlin Information Service  (Fee based)

    Pacific Information Resources
    Telephone Listings (AT&T)

    Journal of Commerce - Transportation Telephone Tickler

    Yahoo! People Search
    Time Zones

    Date and Time Gateway

    Global Information Network's Time Zone Calculator

    Time Ticker

    United States Naval Observatory
    Vessel Listings & Locators


    BV Register of Ships Directory

    DNV Register of Vessels

    Equasis (Registration is required.)

    Fairplay Internet Ships Register (Fee based)

    INMARSAT Ship Directory

    Maritime Data  (Fee based)

    Maritime Global Net - Vessel Search

    Maritime Mobile Access and Retrieval System (MARS) Ship Directory

    Military Sealift Command (MSC) Ship Inventory

    MRC Vessel Tracking Service (Fee based)

    Norwegian Ship Registers Directory

    Paris MOU Inspection Database

    Research Vessel Information and Schedules

    Russian Merchant Ship Database Ship Tracker (Fee based from Lloyd's Marine Intelligence.)

    USCG (COFR) Vessel Information Database

    USCG Port State Information Exchange Database

    US Naval Vessel Register
    Web Search Engines & Directories

    All-in-One Search Page  (Includes virtually all search engines in all areas.)

    All the Web (FAST) (Search)


    Dogpile  (Meta search engine)





    Internet Public Library

    Ixquick (Meta Search engine)

    Librarians' Index to the Internet

    -Reference Desk



    Mamma  (Meta search engine)

    Metacrawler  (Meta search engine) (Search)

    Open Directory
    -Admiralty and Maritime Law



    Search Engines Worldwide  (From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe)


    WWW Virtual Library

    -Naval and Maritime


    -Maritime Transportation


    Weather Reports

    Manual of Marine Observations (Standards for marine weather observations)
    -State of the Sea (Beaufort Scale)

    National Weather Service (NOAA)
    -NOAA Tide Predications

    -NOAA Marine Weather


    -US National Weather Service Report

    NIMA Marine Navigation Calculator



    WWW Tide and Current Predictor

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