When vessels are tagged, the tag is added to the vessel history at the current time and location of the vessel. The user who assigned the tag is also noted. This means tags can help manage processes like vessel assessments, inspection, and surveillance planning.
Tags are flexible and can be set up and used in different ways to suit your organisation. In this example, analysis of vessels in the Tasman Sea reveals 25 fishing vessels in the area. These can be selected and tagged for further investigation. All tags are available to all users in your account.
After assessing these tagged vessels, those that may be good candidates for surveillance or even inspection can be tagged accordingly.
The original tags can be removed from the vessels to show they no longer need investigation.
Tagged vessels can be retrieved as a selected vessel list or, if understanding which tagged vessels are currently in an area of interest is important, they can be included in an advanced filter.
Vessel tags are recorded in a vessel's history at the time and place it was tagged and include information on the user that tagged it. This provides an audit history for the steps a vessel may have gone through when being assessed for inspection or surveillance.
Learn more: Keeping track of vessels and fleets of interest.