Hong Kong waters is divided into four sectors for monitoring by individual operators. In the past, while focusing on marine traffic on radar displays and via other electronic systems, operators also had to manually input vessel activity records and search through piles of paper to retrieve data and then pass the relevant documents to the next operator when vessels moved across sectors. To go the extra mile in operational accuracy, efficiency and support future growth, MD decided to revamp the whole system.
Splunk Enterprise turned out to be an ideal solution, not only fulfilling all functional requirements, but also flexibly accepting data in different formats and means. With Splunk Enterprise, MD has created one of the world’s first fully automatic vessel tracking systems, according to Gordon Yuen, information technology manager, Marine Department of the Hong Kong Government.