Datatag Marine Identification Guide

Today, unfortunately, theft is a sad fact of life. And often it's difficult for the Police to identify stolen property, vehicles or machinery simply because the original serial numbers and manufacturers identifying marks have been removed, changed or damaged, thus making it impossible to prove theft or ensure the safe return of property to the rightful owner. In such cases the thief often gets away with the crime and unbelievably can even get to keep the goods!

This marine identification guide is available for download as a PDF document, by filling in the online form across. A link to download the PDF will be emailed to you, which can then be viewed on a smart phone (iPhone, Android, Blackberry), iPad, laptop or PC. Please make sure all the fields are completed as we are unable to complete your registration otherwise.

It is only available exclusively to all police officers, law enforcement agencies and port authorities to help easily locate the correct HIN (Hull Identification Number) or CIN (Craft Identification Number) on the most stolen outboard motors, inboard motors, personal watercraft (PWC) and marine craft (RIBS, Powerboats, Sailboats).

This handbook provides information on:

  • The range of marine craft
  • Manufacturers of the various type of marine craft
  • Location of HIN/CIN

Marine and PWC stolen equipment database can be accessed by Police by calling Datatag on 0044 (0)3 450 700 440 24 hours a day!

IAMI is staffed by Police Officers there to help You!

Email to request the guide.

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To view on your iPhone or iPad you will need to install the FREE App called iBook from the App Store.

  • Download the iBook App on your iPhone or iPad.
  • Fill out the above online form and one of our administrator will send you the Marine Guide PDF document via the email you supply or downloadable via a supplied weblink.
  • Once downloaded click the 'Open in iBook' button which can be found on the top right of the screen.
  • The PDF is then stored in your iBook library so you can use it whenever you want without the need to have an internet connection.

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