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Trackwell VMS

Trackwell VMS is used by Fisheries Authorities for Extended Economy Zone management – Surveillance, Fisheries Control and Search and Rescue. The system provides users with the tools to monitors vessel movements and use the positional data received from the system to analyse the vessels’ behaviour, for both law enforcement and resource management purposes. In almost all cases, Trackwell provides the entire VMS software, technical maintenance and user-level support.

Trackwell VMS has proven itself a vital component for authorities combating IUU fishing (illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing) and the system is fully compliant with international fisheries regulations and facilitates exchange of information between authorities, neighbouring countries and regional fisheries management offices.

Our VMS is used by fisheries authorities, coastguards and navies for surveillance, search and rescue, resource management and fisheries control and currently manages the data of thousands of vessels every day all around the world.

Map Interface
Vessel locations are presented on a state of the art map application, supporting navigational maps on most standard formats. Among many features are; easy to use vessel filtering, creation and handling of user defined maps, geo-fence editor, history trails and replay features for detailed analysis of vessel behaviour.

Data Exchange
The system is fully compatible with protocols and message formats required by the EU, the regional fisheries offices (e.g. NEAFC, NAFO, SEAFO, ICCAT and more) and in bilateral agreements commonly made between countries.

The Trackwell vessel monitoring system supports integration and compatibility with the FLUX (Fisheries Language for Universal Exchange) system to assist and support the distribution of fisheries-related data to e.g. regional fisheries management organisations (RFMO).

Safety at Sea
Trackwell VMS monitors and alarms exit from / entry into harbours and issues a warning if vessel stops reporting outside of harbour zone

Consultancy Services
Trackwell has in many instances provided consultancy services and customized solutions for customers

The system can be set up to accommodate any size of fleet, ranging up to thousands of vessels. There is no limit on the number of users.


Tracking of local and foreign vessels within any specified area
Advanced Alert mechanism
Monitoring of areas and automatic detection (entry/exit from harbour, protected areas, EEZ, filtered by speed, time, vessel groups, areas, nationality, etc.)
Review and analyses of history data
Exchange of data with other VMSs
Monitoring of various device events (tampering signals, etc.).
Integrated vessel registry
Monitoring site presenting and managing all vessel alerts
Variety of reports
User management and access control
Handling of ERS / Logbook reports (optional module).
Checking of fishing license and official certificate of seaworthiness (optional)
Connections with external systems via API (optional).
Secure connections to users via HTTPS or VPN
Thoroughly designed and easy to use user interface applications
Electronic Reporting System (ERS)
Along with the Trackwell VMS we offer an optional Electronic Reporting System (ERS) which handles Electronic Logbook and catch and effort reports from local vessels and foreign vessels via their flag state. The ERS module is fully integrated into the VMS environment.

With the Trackwell ERS system users can record, report, process, store and send the fisheries data (catch, landing, sales and transhipment) to the authorities. All the data is stored in the system´s database.

Trackwell ERS handles all types of reports from electronic logbooks (COE, CAT/DCA, COX, TRA, POR, DEP, CON, etc.) and supports the currently most or all communications methods in use.

By integrating the VMS and ERS systems users can compare ERS data with VMS data in order to find potential misreporting. The user can view received ERS reports collocated with the VMS reports stream, comparing vessel location at the time of reporting with respect to EEZ maps and fishing zones. Trackwell ERS also offers a Messaging view that displays information related to fisheries related reports. This includes listing and searching incoming and outgoing messages and editing new messages.

The ERS users interface applications is thoroughly designed to be intuitive and easy to use.

Trackwell Fleet
Trackwell Fleet offers the most relevant functionality of general fleet management activities such as tracking, messaging, dispatching, etc.

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