There are at least 5 alternative methods to enable position reporting for your vessel. These are listed below:
[li]AIS transponder this is automatic and does not require a marintraffic.com account[/li]
[li]mAIS: Android or iOS self-reporting app[/li]
[li]E-mails with positions ' reports[/li]
[li]Satellite or 3G/GSM locator devices[/li]
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 email@example.com
n 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