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Old 03-28-2009, 03:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr_Bueno View Post
okay... I get as far as finding which ship it's been loaded onto and it shows that it's set out from Southampton, but the only information I can find on the ship name is "Carmen"... when I look that up on the tracker over the Atlantic, it pulls up about 15-20 different vessels with "Carmen" in their name.

Is there some other way I can narrow it down?
http://www.vesseltracker.com/en/Ship...n-8016548.html
 
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Old 03-29-2009, 01:29 PM
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Well, that's a Carmen, but it must not be the right one. According to the schedule, mine should be approaching New York and this one is in Vancouver? all it says for the ship name is Carmen though.
 
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Originally Posted by Mr_Bueno View Post
Well, that's a Carmen, but it must not be the right one. According to the schedule, mine should be approaching New York and this one is in Vancouver? all it says for the ship name is Carmen though.
This is the right Carmen, but on this ship-tracking site:

http://www.sailwx.info/shiptrack/shi...html?call=S6IW

the information is way out of date. Here is what the sailwx site says:

Last reported at 2008-Dec-28 07:04 UTC. Time now 2009-Mar-29 21:01 UTC.
Position N 48°08', W 123°23'.
Warning: this ship's position is months out of date.


Sailwx will track your ship only if the Carmen reports the weather as it moves across the ocean. It looks like the Carmen is not reporting the weather, so it is not trackable.

If your Carmen was scheduled to leave Southampton on March 20, and arrive in New York on March 30, which is what the Wallenius-Wilhelmsen schedule indicates, then this callsign, S6IW, is the right one.

I know it's torture to not know what is going on. My boat didn't report-in, either, so I couldn't track it, either. Right now my MINI may be at the vehicle distribution center, on a semi, or at the dealership. Hang in there. Yours is on the way!
 
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Old 03-29-2009, 02:57 PM
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Mr_Bueno, try this tonight and tomorrow. You may be able to see an icon for the Carmen as she moves around the harbor:

http://aisserver.yachtmarine.com/US-NEWYORKHARBOR.html
 
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Old 04-01-2009, 07:08 AM
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Originally Posted by oldsbear View Post
Mr_Bueno, try this tonight and tomorrow. You may be able to see an icon for the Carmen as she moves around the harbor:

http://aisserver.yachtmarine.com/US-NEWYORKHARBOR.html
Well, I tried several times, but I could never track the ship... I checked that status though, and it showed that it already docked and set sail again and is on it's way to Venezuela. Must be piloted by a ninja or something...
 
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Awesome thread!

This thread rocks! The owners lounge still says my car is in production, but I put the VIN into the WW site to see what ship my car would be on. It actually just shipped today! If anyone else has a car on the Don Pasquale, you can see it leaving port on some of the saved maps from earlier today here.
 

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Originally Posted by cpe2008 View Post
This thread rocks! The owners lounge still says my car is in production, but I put the VIN into the WW site to see what ship my car would be on. It actually just shipped today! If anyone else has a car on the Don Pasquale, you can see it leaving port on some of the saved maps from earlier today here.
My car was on the Don Pasquale, watched it pull out, very cool.
 
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Old 04-06-2009, 12:32 PM
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Our mini was on the Don Carlos which was to exit at Charleston 4/6 The ship is shown arriving @06:35 and leaving @11:45 today.. I tried to find the mini in the Charleston Port with the bill of landing number.But have no luck.. I get no such #. Is there any way to track the mini from now until it gets to the dealer. Thanks for your help..
 
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Is there any way to track the mini from now until it gets to the dealer. Thanks for your help..
Nope, start calling your MA!
 
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Old 04-08-2009, 04:23 AM
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No More Status Codes

Hello Zonedguy. Thanks for the great info on tracking our Mini's. I'm not sure whether all this information has been a blessing or a curse The more info you know...the more you can go crazy over some of the logistics involved.

FYI, 866-Ask-MINI informed me that they no longer use status codes. Not sure how true that is but I just thought I would let you know.

BTW....really no reason that Ask-MINI should not have information on what ship a particular Mini is booked on. Not all MA's are created equal. Having a company "lose sight" of their vehicle is not believable by any stretch of the imagination. At UPS, it is always the shippers (Mini/BMW) responsibility to handle any issues until that "package" is delivered.

I have "watched" our Mini sit at Southampton now (at the docks on 3/31) only to watch ships depart destined for my port of entry (Charleston SC) without having our Mini on board. The Integrity left on 4/4/09 destined for Charleston.

Seems like they need to get their "Ship" together or drink less British Ale

 
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Originally Posted by MiniDad08 View Post
Hello Zonedguy. Thanks for the great info on tracking our Mini's.
Sure thing! I'm just happy I can help spread the fever!

FYI, 866-Ask-MINI informed me that they no longer use status codes. Not sure how true that is but I just thought I would let you know.
I just called, confirmed and updated! Thanks.
 
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Old 04-10-2009, 08:52 AM
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Great information! Mine was ordered on the 6th, I called the number today (just to see) and they confirmed it's in production and will be complete on or about the 21st of April! Just a few more weeks!!
 
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My completion date is the 21st too!! Where does your ship to? Maybe we will be on the same boat! I am hoping ours don't take too long to jump on board!
 
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I think I remember it saying that mine was getting shipped to Georgia? I will have to look when I get back from my trip... Is there a 'support group' for our build week? If not we should make one and take this off of this thread - I'm getting really excited to get the car (and get out of Iraq and back to the States to drive it!!)
 
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I don't think there is a port they go to in Georgia... I think the Atlanta cars all go to Charleston which is where mine will go before it makes its way up to Ohio. When do you come back from Iraq? A good friend just got back from Afghanistan.
 
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Old 04-23-2009, 11:35 AM
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When I go to the tracking site, it gives me a place for a bill of lading, and a couple others but I don't see a place for vin number. Do we put it in the center one that says bill of lading?
 
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When I go to the tracking site, it gives me a place for a bill of lading, and a couple others but I don't see a place for vin number. Do we put it in the center one that says bill of lading?
Put your VIN in the Cargo ID space and viola!
 
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I just checked and the M/V Faust has left Southampton with my Baby on Board.

Estimated Time of Arrival in Halifax N.S is 05-05-2009

 
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I checked again... no such luck. Mine has been sitting at the dock since the 22nd. It looks like the next boat going to Charleston leaves Sunday, May 3rd and arrives on the 13th. It is a K-Line boat so hopefully I will know if she jumped on! This waiting is KILLING ME!!!!!!!!
 
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Congrats Kirkz24!! Happy for ya!
 
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Thanks! Im excited also
 
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For us Canadians on the east coast, you can check with Port of Halifax website to see when your Ship has arrived.

http://www.portofhalifax.ca/english/...tusReport.aspx
 
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Here is the Google Map of where the Mini's stay untill they board the Railtrains to make their way to different Provinces of Canada

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&sour...,0.013604&z=17

Thanks to the help of a Nice Man from the Port of Halifax

"The Pure Car and Truck Carriers of W&W such as the Faust dock at a private marine terminal called "Autoport" on the Dartmouth side of the harbour in Eastern Passage. As far as I know, because of the high security nature of their business, there is no webcam which will allow you to view the dischrage of the ship."
 

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Just ordered Friday

Just ordered a JCW Friday, got my production number today! Been playing in the owners lounge all day! No idea what's next.... ? Just gettin started
 
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Have fun tracking her!
 

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