Implementation of a Computerized Compliance Management System
By Hector V. In recent years, the emphasis in Maintenance Management has grown for various reasons, all very much related to the financial benefits that the owner of vessels and/or offshore installations will capture by paying much closer attention to Preventive maintenance than was normally contemplated in previous decades. The offshore oil field industry and ship owners/operators need to pay close attention to the development of international conventions containing regulations and classification society requirements regarding maintenance. Classification societies requirements to periodical surveys make possible to establish a survey arrangement for retention of class based on Planned Maintenance System (PMS) on board.
Marine Software Delivers
U.K. Roch, Rosa Delmas and the Ursula Delmas. Midocean manages these vessels on behalf of the Delmas group. This delivery comes after successful evaluation of an initial test ship to ensure that Midocean’s demanding purchasing requirements were met. brings the total delivered to four out of the seventeen managed. our Marine Planned Maintenance and Office Planned Maintenance systems. after recently being delivered to the Delmas group. RRS Discovery. both RRS Discovery , and the RRS Charles Darwin. UAE. operating from La Spezia, Italy. set up the planned maintenance system, is delivering the Leonardo to NATO.
Marine Software Supplies Softwared to Defense Warship Support Agency
U.K. based software house Marine Software Ltd has successfully supplied Marine Planned Maintenance to the U.K. Agency, for a number of their Challenger Class Yachts. In order to meet the Ministry of Defense s specific operational requirements, these Challenger Class Yacht systems will be office based software using Office Planned Maintenance for Windows. Configuring the systems this way will eliminate the need of installing on-board computer systems for those smaller vessels where it is not economically viable to install hardware. issued directly to each vessel, then completion reports would be sent back to the office for updating of the system.
FleetBroadband for Reederei Claus-Peter Offen 122-Vessel Fleet
Stratos Global, the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, announced it has been selected by Reederei Claus-Peter Offen (CP Offen) to provide Inmarsat FleetBroadband airtime services for its entire fleet of 122 commercial vessels. CP Offen, based in Hamburg, is one of the world’s largest suppliers of modern commercial ships, including 122 container vessels, tankers and bulkers. CP Offen vessels are chartered by all of the world’s largest operators.
V.Ships to Pilot Test New Software
Resurgence Software, Inc. said that V.Ships Group, Ltd. has agreed to pilot the Wave Equipment Optimization System for a portion of its fleet. The agreement, which covers both software and services, will allow V.Ships to do analysis on a portion of its technically managed vessels. The pilot will require the integration with planned maintenance systems including V.Ships' own ShipSure Ship Maintainer system. The Wave system will be used to identify maintenance trends that are not easily identifiable without Wave software's unique set of analysis tools. Increased reliability and efficiency and reduced maintenance costs are not mutually exclusive propositions.
Sandigan Selects Stratos for Deployment of FleetBroadband
Sandigan reports improved applications performance and crew productivity. Stratos Global, the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today announced it has been selected by Sandigan Ship Services, Inc. to deploy the Inmarsat FleetBroadband satellite communications service on Sandigan’s fleet of commercial vessels. Based in The Philippines, Sandigan manages a global fleet that includes bulk carriers and car carriers. FleetBroadband from Stratos already has been successfully deployed on 12 Sandigan vessels.
Seabulk Signs Global E-Procurement Contract With SeaSupplier
SeaSupplier Ltd. (SeaSupplier), the marine e-procurement subsidiary of Stolt-Nielsen S.A. announced it has been chosen by Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., based Seabulk International to provide its total SeaManager e-procurement solution to Seabulk International's three global divisions: Seabulk Offshore, Seabulk Tankers, and Seabulk Towing . cost and time. Gerhard E. Kurz, President and Chief Executive Officer of Seabulk, commented, "This is a significant step forward in our ongoing efforts to lower costs and improve service and response time to our customers. We have evaluated several e-procurement solutions to streamline our purchasing process and reduce our costs.
OEM Bags £1m Go Marine Fleet Deal
OEM Group has secured a two-year contract worth up to £1 million with Go Marine to deliver engine support services to its fleet of vessels operating across the world for the oil and gas industry. Under the global technical support and services agreement, OEM Group will solely carry out the procurement of engine spare parts, electrical componants and systems, as well as providing personnel, project management and maintainence to support work across the different vessel types and regions Go Marine operates in around the world.
DnV Awards Type Approval Renewal to Marine Planned Maintenance
Following a successful Type Approval renewal by DnV, U.K based Marine Software Ltd is pleased to announce that Marine Planned Maintenance complies to DnV requirements for Type Approval of Planned Maintenance Systems as described in Type Approval Programme 10-706.70-1, April 2009. The MPM - Marine Planned Maintenance for Windows has now been awarded Type Approval Certificate No. M-PMS-8744. Due to the stricter NOx emission requirements under MARPOL 73/78 Annex VI Regulation 13, vessels which hold an Engine International Air Pollution Prevention Certificate (EIAPP) must provide and maintain a Record Book of Engine Parameters. After discussions with DnV regarding the Record Book of Engine Parameters (RBEP) and NOx influencing components…
Acta Marine Inks VSAT Deal with Alphatron Marine
Alphatron Marine announced it has signed a leasing agreement with Acta Marine for to provide satellite hardware and data solution packages for 13 vessels. Alphatron Marine’s VSAT system including Wireless access will be integrated into the IT infrastructure on the Acta Marine fleet of Multicats, Tugs and Shoalbusters, enabling an unlimited dataflow for both operations and crew welfare. The vessels will use Alphatron Marine’s new global iDirect platform, the first installation was done just one week after signing the contract on board Coastal Chariot…
Germanischer Lloyd Gives Nod to CORSAIR TVR v.2
Baker Lyman's software is only approved Towing Vessel Record. Classification giant Germanischer Lloyd (GL) granted Type-Approval to Baker, Lyman & Co (BL) for their cutting-edge Towing Vessel Record software, CORSAIR TVR v.2, effective November 1, 2012. The software Type-Approval by Germanischer Lloyd solidifies CORSAIR TVR v.2's position as the exclusive regulatorily defined record-keeping process for Sub-Chapter M. Moreover, this latest action conceivably tightens Baker Lyman's grip on the impending Sub-Chapter M market in conjunction with their TSMS Transition Program.