I have set up a map displaying the last known positions of boats belonging to OCC members.
The OCC Fleet Map is housed in a secure part of the OCC Website and so is only visible to members who are logged onto the website.
Only those members that have given their consent will have their boats displayed on the OCC Fleet Map. At the moment consent and boat data is captured using the form below but ultimately this will be housed within the OCC Member 's database.
If you want to view or to add your boat then please use the links below and comment on this thread within the Forum.Click here to complete a brief form in order to get your boat displayed.How it works.
There are three alternative methods to enable position reporting for your vessel. These are listed below:
1. By AIS transponder this is automatic but requires a marintraffic.com account.
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. Obviously it will work anywhere there is a 3G or 4G Mobile data signal
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.
In order to use any of these you will first need to open your own account on www.marinetraffic.com but don 't worry this is free! Once you have your boat and MMSI registered you will be able to report your position by either email or using the free app called mAIS available from app store. Both are very easy to use. I don 't need to describe how to use the app but I will post below instructions as to how to send a position report by email.
How to email a position report to the OCC Map
1. Register your boat on the OCC Fleet
2. Open an marinetraffic.com account and then register you boat and MMSI. Ideally upload a photo too.
3. Email your boats position to firstname.lastname@example.org but you MUST use the following format:
Latitude and Longitude should be in decimal degrees. Negative values for South or West coordinates. Speed in knots. Timestamp in UTC
Good luck and I hope it works!
Simonedited by simoncurrin on 1/25/2018