Data dictionary

Marine occurrence data from January 2004
MARSIS field name Full field name Field description
OccNo Occurrence number The occurrence identification number. The "M" is to identify Marine mode followed by 2 digits to identify the year of the occurrence. The alphabetic letter after the year is to identify the region of the occurrence followed by MARSIS application assigned sequential number.
VesselName Vessel name The name of the vessel as registered/licensed; if it has not been registered/licensed then the common name used by the owner. For the multiple vessels occurrences, each vessel is reported in a separate row and the occurrence identification number is replicated in each row.
VesselFlag Vessel flag The state/country under whose laws the vessel is registered or licensed.
VesselType Vessel type The type of vessel as registered/licensed or the purpose for which it is commonly used.
VesselSubType Vessel subtype Further description of the vessel type.
GrossTonnage Vessel gross tonnage A measure of the overall size of the vessel expressed as a volume of its enclosed spaces with some exemptions (1 Gross Ton = 100 cubic feet or 2.83 cu. metres).
YearBuilt Vessel year built The year in which the vessel was first built as indicated on vessel's documentation, for example Certificate of Registry/license.
YearRebuilt Vessel year rebuilt The year in which the vessel was rebuilt, when applicable.
VesselPhase Vessel phase Condition of the vessel with regards to its type of movement or its operational status.
VesselActivityType Vessel activity type Activity that the vessel was engaged in at the time of the occurrence (e.g. carriage of goods, fishing).
VesselActivitySubType Vessel activity subtype More detailed description of the vessel activity type.
VesselLossIND Vessel loss indicator Indicates if the damage incurred to the vessel in general or to its hull caused constructive or total vessel loss.
PrimaryVesselIND Primary vessel indicator If more than one vessel are involved in the occurrence, the primary vessel for the occurrence is designated by the IIC, based on the TSB definition. For single vessel occurrences, the indicator is set to "YES".
PrimaryAccIncTypeIND Primary accident/incident indicator If more than one accident/incident of different type occurred with a vessel, the primary accident/incident type is defined by the IIC, according to the gravity or adverse impact it had on the vessel's ability to continue its voyage. If a single accident/incident occurred with a vessel, the indicator is set to "YES".
VesselAccIncType Vessel accident/incident type If more than one accident/incident of different type occurred with a vessel involved in the occurrence, each accident/incident occurred with the vessel is reported in a separate row and the vessel level information is replicated in each row.
VesselAccIncSubType Vessel accident/incident subtype Further description of the accident or incident type.
PRODUCTION_DT Production date The date and time when the data file was generated. Date format is YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss.