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Geofencing

Be in the know of your vessel’s activity within defined areas.

Icon - GeofencingUsing locational data and information, monitor your vessels' precise location and receive alerts when critical events occur. Take real-time actions to improve vessel movement to achieve better fleet management.


 

How does geofencing value-add to vessel operations?

 

Geofencing Geofencing involves the creation of a virtual fence according to a user’s defined set of geographical boundaries. Using the global positioning system (GPS), users are notified about their vessels’ exact position and if they stay within the defined boundaries, together with other location-specific information like weather conditions.

With technology changing the way the maritime industry operates, geofencing has become an indispensable feature for owners and operators to keep track of offshore-support vessels (OSV) and fishing boats’ activities. This is so as vessels are out at sea almost all the time, and geofencing is a useful feature to have visibility on fleet movement. Even more importantly, geofencing supports vessel incident response and crew safety – should the crew face distress at sea, problems arising from weather conditions, or the vessel has to work in remote areas with limited communications with onshore staff, an emergency response can be triggered using the real-time and historical data on vessel movements to locate the vessel and follow-up assistance can be provided to the ship crew accordingly.

 


 

Leveraging Shipulse Geofencing for better visibility and business decisions

Having a robust, scalable platform like Shipulse Geofencing module helps ship owners and operators gain visibility of fleet movement to make informed operation decisions. With its easy-to-use features, the application enables better fleet management with real-time location-based information of vessels.

  • Pre-defined alerts can be set to improve monitoring of vessel movements
  • Close monitoring and recordings of vessel activities can provide awareness and can be used to assist in resolving disputes
  • Close to real-time actions can be taken when alerted
  • Fleet Tracking

How the module works

  • Vessel’s GPS data is captured by the GPS antenna installed onboard.
  • GPS data is acquired by the Shipulse DAS (Data Acquisition System), which in turn transmits it to the shore server via satellite or GSM transmission.
  • Monitoring parameters of the vessel are identified – time stamp, position, speed, course/heading, distance.
  • Geofencing boundaries are applied to the GPS data and alerts are triggered when vessel’s position lies outside the geofence.

The geofencing module complements the Shipulse Activity Manager Add On for overall energy efficiency across vessels and fleets.

 


 

This solution at a Glance:

 

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Relevant Vessels

Offshore Support Vessel (OSV)
Offshore Support Vessel (OSV)