The legacy system for tracking boats heading to or from a base involved paper based spreadsheets which were then migrated into excel based spreadsheets.
We created a custom software solution for Swantrack in the form of a web based tracking system. Now, when a boat departed one base, the arrival base would see it pop up on their arrivals screen immediately; resulting in a reduction of radio traffic between bases by about 90%.
Overdue vessels had SMS and email alerts, as well as status colour changes implemented. A GPS tracking device for each boat was prototyped and then developed into the system to provide a real-time tracking map of all vessels.