From any page Click Trips,
Enter Vessel Name, Marine AssistClick Find,
Enter Search Data (MA umber, Vessel Name, Rego), Click Find
• From the Search result(s) (Marine Assist or trip History matches) confirm you have the correct vessel by last digits of mobile phone or vessel rego, then • Click on Trip.
This will open the Create a New Trip Form, which is pre-filled with vessel details (Vessel Name, Rego, Contact Name, Contact Phone, Departure Date and Time. Search results are either Marine Assist Matches or Log History matches.
Fill in other necessary fields, e.g. • POB • Radio Channel (from dropdown) • Departure Location (from dropdown or manually enter in next box) • Waypoint Location (from dropdown or manually enter in next box) • Return Date (If not today) • Return Time (24hour format, no colons i.e 1230 not 12:30) • Return Location (Only required if different from Departure Location) • Comments • Click Save • Vessel trip details will appear in Active Log Page
If vessel not found in Search
If vessel is not found by the Find function, details will have to be added manually by clicking Search
on the Vessel Search Page, which will open the “Create Trip dialogue”. Fill details manually Click Save. After Saving the vessel will appear on the Active Log (Trips)
Un-named or Unregistered vessels
In Trips, there are situations where either the vessel name or the vessel registration is not applicable. In these situations, either one may be left empty (but not both). Upon SAVE, the empty field will be automatically set to the value of the other field. Be aware that a vessel's registration is unique to that vessel (No two vessels have the same registration) so typing "Noreg" or "Unreg" is the Registration may result in obtaining incorrect details, as that "registration" may have been used elsewhere.
Some Search Notes
When searching select Strict or Fuzzy Search:
Strict searches for exact match.
Fuzzy searches all instances of search term.
When searching for MA vessels do not put a space between RED and the Number
The Marine Assist Database is included in TripWatch, so Strict searching for “RED123” will find that vessel, but not find “RED 123”.
A record of any previously logged vessel will be saved by TripWatch.
Next time vessel logs on the vessels details should be discovered by the Search function.
If the record of a previously logged vessel is incorrect you can tell TripWatch to delete the incorrect record by clicking “Forget”.