A ship tracker has hit 1 billion hits on its Facebook page, and the social media site has added new features to its online presence to make it easier for people to track ships and their cargo.
Tamu is a small maritime vessel operated by the Indian Coast Guard.
It has a maximum speed of more than 1,500km per hour.
A few weeks ago, it sailed through the Strait of Hormuz, and after hitting a sand bar on its way to a port in Australia, it set sail again on Monday.
The ship is a new addition to the Facebook’s fleet, and users have been sharing photos of it and showing off its distinctive features, including its white hull, the bow and the starboard side.
“It is our first ship to reach the 1 billion mark,” said a post on the Tamu Facebook page on Sunday.
“We have been seeing a lot of positive comments about this project and our new feature, which is now live on Facebook,” Tamu spokesman Dharan Kannan told The Times Of India.
“In the past few days we have seen many comments from our community about how excited we are to have the 1bn mark for our Facebook page.
We are now updating the site with new and better ways to share Tamu data, and we are working on adding more details on Tamu in the coming days,” he added.
Tamue is one of the first new vessels to reach 1 billion Facebook likes, with the previous record held by the Bala, which reached 1.2 billion in September last year.