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OCC Fleet Tracker

https://forum.oceancruisingclub.org/Topic5521.aspx

By rachelle.turk - 30 Sep 2019

Our Fleet Tracker is currently going strong with 750 boats registered (Sep-19) and more joining every week. To include your boat in the Fleet Tracker please ensure your MMSI is registered with www.marinetraffic.com.

Take a look at where the current registered boats are: https://oceancruisingclub.org/Fleet-Map

How it works.
There are three alternative methods to enable position reporting for your vessel. These are listed online here and below:

1. By AIS transponder. The vessel's transponder should be active and transmitting her signal. As soon as one of Marine Traffic’s antennas collects her signal, a record of the Vessel will be automatically created in their database.

2. By using the OnCourse: Android or iOS self-reporting app. Download the App and follow the instructions to open Marinetraffic.com account. The App sits on your smartphone and uses the phone's GPS to post the position. It will work anywhere there is a 3G or 4G Mobile data signal and your phone is switched on.

3. By Emails. This too requires a Marinetraffic.com account and this needs to be associated with your boat's MMSI number. Positions can then be sent in from anywhere where you have access to email provided you are using the email account that you used to register your Marrinetraffic.com account.

How to email a position report to the OCC Map:

1. Open an marinetraffic.com account and then register you boat and MMSI. Ideally upload a photo too.

3. Email your boat’s position to report@marinetraffic.com but you MUST use the following format:

MMSI=235027206
LAT=56.21915
LON=-5.548925
SPEED=0.1
COURSE=236
TIMESTAMP=2015-06-15 08:31

Latitude and Longitude should be in decimal degrees. Negative values for South or West coordinates. Speed in knots. Timestamp in UTC

You can find more details online here: https://help.marinetraffic.com/hc/en-us/sections/200726627-Report-Your-Own-Position

Rachelle Turk - Club Secretary
secretary@oceancruisingclub.org
By Gavin.French - 21 Nov 2019

I must be don't something wrong, if you can advise? 

Each time i try to view the fleet map i go to the page but just get a blank section, no map?

Thanks so much,

Gavin
By rachelle.turk - 21 Nov 2019


Hi Gavin,
I've tested the page and it is working correctly so you must have a localised problem.  I suspect your security settings are blocking the pop-up.  Have a play with the settings and see if you can fix this.  Perhaps try on a different device with different settings?
Regards,
Rachelle
By simoncurrin - 21 Nov 2019

Gavin
Your browser is probably set to block third party websites. If you enable this the the iFrame view of the filtered MarineTraffic website will work.
Simon
By Geir Ove Bø - 5 May 2020

i can easy se our boat on MT,  but i dont show on fleet map,  what do i need to do ?  
By simoncurrin - 5 May 2020

Geir Ove Bø - 5/5/2020
i can easy se our boat on MT,  but i dont show on fleet map,  what do i need to do ?
Geir, I just added you to the fleet map (in Eggersund)
By Geir Ove Bø - 6 May 2020

Simon Currin - 5/5/2020
Geir Ove Bø - 5/5/2020
i can easy se our boat on MT,  but i dont show on fleet map,  what do i need to do ?
Geir, I just added you to the fleet map (in Eggersund)
By rachelle.turk - 6 May 2020

Hi Geir Ove, I added Careka to the Fleet Map and can see her in Egersund.  You may need to re-scale the map to show Norway.

Rachelle

By Geir Ove Bø - 6 May 2020

rachelle.turk - 5/6/2020
Hi Geir Ove, I added Careka to the Fleet Map and can see her in Egersund.  You may need to re-scale the map to show Norway.

Rachelle
Yes. i se it now,  thanks.
By tomfb630 - 21 Jul 2021

Hi Rachel

I have 'Bonny' registered on Marine Traffic with her MMSI but she does not appear in the OCC fleet map. I assume there is something else i need to do on the OCC site but not sure what. Can you advise? Currently in Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel, Azores. Thanks. Tom.
By tomfb630 - 21 Jul 2021

tomfb630 - 21 Jul 2021
Hi Rachel

I have 'Bonny' registered on Marine Traffic with her MMSI but she does not appear in the OCC fleet map. I assume there is something else i need to do on the OCC site but not sure what. Can you advise? Currently in Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel, Azores. Thanks. Tom.

Ah, just realised, not transmitting
By rachelle.turk - 21 Jul 2021

Hi Tom, looking at the boat record for Bonny she was not opted into the Fleet Map.  I've changed this and added her in.

Regards,
Rachelle

By tomfb630 - 21 Jul 2021

rachelle.turk - 21 Jul 2021
Hi Tom, looking at the boat record for Bonny she was not opted into the Fleet Map.  I've changed this and added her in.

Regards,
Rachelle


Many thanks Rachel.

Tom
By Geir.Christiansen - 15 Aug 2021

Hello Rachel, can you please check wether our boat Ocean Viking is listed in the OCC fleet tracker. We are OK on Marinetraffic, MMSI is 257565350

Kind regards
Grete & Geir
S/Y Ocean Viking
in Camaret-Sur-Mer
By simoncurrin - 15 Aug 2021

Geir,

We are in the process of moving away from MarineTraffic as our boat position provider and instead we are importing the data directly into our database so that the fleet data can be merged with member’s details, photos added and all displayed on a new members only page in parallel with the public facing page that does not link position to members information. The prime reason for change is because web browser security was making the old iFrame based system unreliable on some devices.

My guess is that we added your boat to the old MarineTraffic occ fleet but the box in your personal page in the the members details section of our website is not ticked so your boat has dropped out of the fleet. Rachelle will check this tomorrow..

We are testing the new system prior to release and here are the instructions for testers.

Simon

Test Instructions

Please help us test the new website Fleet Map pages (public and members only) with the following instructions:

1) The public web page can be accessed here: https://oceancruisingclub.org/Fleet-Map
Please click on this link and make sure your device takes you to the page and test the search tool.

2) Update your vessel details page including adding photos as appropriate for your vessel, crew, and current location. It is OK if you leave some of these blank, a default photo will be used. You may wish to use the "Preview" button to make sure your photos are cropped properly. The link to make these updates is here: https://oceancruisingclub.org/members/craftdetailsposition

3) Update your "Future plans aboard" here: https://members.oceancruisingclub.org/members/Myotherdetails

4) Access and test the members area Fleet Map. Click on this link and test the search tool: https://oceancruisingclub.org/members/fleetmapmembers

Please report back (Reply All) with a quick description of your experience.

Geir Christiansen - 15 Aug 2021
Hello Rachel, can you please check wether our boat Ocean Viking is listed in the OCC fleet tracker. We are OK on Marinetraffic, MMSI is 257565350

Kind regards
Grete & Geir
S/Y Ocean Viking
in Camaret-Sur-Mer


By Geir.Christiansen - 15 Aug 2021

Simon Currin - 15 Aug 2021
Geir,

We are in the process of moving away from MarineTraffic as our boat position provider and instead we are importing the data directly into our database so that the fleet data can be merged with member’s details, photos added and all displayed on a new members only page in parallel with the public facing page that does not link position to members information. The prime reason for change is because web browser security was making the old iFrame based system unreliable on some devices.

My guess is that we added your boat to the old MarineTraffic occ fleet but the box in your personal page in the the members details section of our website is not ticked so your boat has dropped out of the fleet. Rachelle will check this tomorrow..

We are testing the new system prior to release and here are the instructions for testers.

Simon

Test Instructions

Please help us test the new website Fleet Map pages (public and members only) with the following instructions:

1) The public web page can be accessed here: https://oceancruisingclub.org/Fleet-Map
Please click on this link and make sure your device takes you to the page and test the search tool.

2) Update your vessel details page including adding photos as appropriate for your vessel, crew, and current location. It is OK if you leave some of these blank, a default photo will be used. You may wish to use the "Preview" button to make sure your photos are cropped properly. The link to make these updates is here: https://oceancruisingclub.org/members/craftdetailsposition

3) Update your "Future plans aboard" here: https://members.oceancruisingclub.org/members/Myotherdetails

4) Access and test the members area Fleet Map. Click on this link and test the search tool: https://oceancruisingclub.org/members/fleetmapmembers

Please report back (Reply All) with a quick description of your experience.

Geir Christiansen - 15 Aug 2021
Hello Rachel, can you please check wether our boat Ocean Viking is listed in the OCC fleet tracker. We are OK on Marinetraffic, MMSI is 257565350

Kind regards
Grete & Geir
S/Y Ocean Viking
in Camaret-Sur-Mer




Thanks Simon. Updated according to your description and boat is on the map :)  Thank you very much

Geir
By Peter.Basilides - 4 Oct 2021

The new system works well! My only peeve are other club boats that aren’t where indicated. Time stamp is in the (at times quite distant) past. Are these manually entered positions that don’t get deleted? Perhaps an auto-delete after a week or so can be implemented?
By simoncurrin - 4 Oct 2021

Peter
If you log onto the members only version of the Fleetmap https://oceancruisingclub.org/members/fleetmapmembers it displays those that are actively cruising by colour coding which, I think, achieves what you are asking for. Please also note that each position can be up to 12 hours out of date as we have configured the map to give the most cost effective solution.
Simon

Peter.Basilides - 4 Oct 2021
The new system works well! My only peeve are other club boats that aren’t where indicated. Time stamp is in the (at times quite distant) past. Are these manually entered positions that don’t get deleted? Perhaps an auto-delete after a week or so can be implemented?


By Peter.Basilides - 10 Dec 2021

Hello Rachelle!
Good job so far, works nicely now.
I guess it's not feasible to put an automatic expiry on (it's possibly only manually added pos?) Positions? Often last summer I was happy to see a fellow OCC boat in the vicinity - only to later find out the position is weeks or months old....and was all by my sad self again! E.g. "MOONSHADOW" trundles at 0,7kts just north of Majorca for 3 months  now....
By simoncurrin - 11 Dec 2021

Peter
There are some nifty new features coming soon.. The Fleetmap is being tweaked to accept updates from most of the common offshore tracking devices. There will also be a facility to form regional fleets for ocean crossings. That should give us state of the art offshore tracking (freely available to all members) as well as the the well established coastal AIS maps we have been using for nearly a decade.
Simon.