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Forewarned saves you money

‘Optimise your fleet and minimise carbon emissions with vessel tracking and monitoring technology’ was the theme of the first session of Series 2 of the Commercial Marine Network | Get Set for Workboat 2050 conferences.

Chris Huxley-Reynard from Reygar Ltd, Taras Pavlyuk from AST Marine Sciences Ltd  and Mike Proudlove from Offshore Turbine Services shared their experiences of and knowledge gained through using the technology.

Advantages were many including issuing real time alerts to the skipper and operations team to detect any unusual performance issues, full reporting mechanisms which reduce the burden on skippers at the end of the shift, and monitoring vessels working a long way from base on a daily basis at both operational and management levels; felt to be particularly useful during the pandemic.

The impact of monitoring systems felt by skippers was interesting but it was widely acknowledged that skippers are now seeing the benefits of these systems

Early warning indicators on issues which could then be assessed and repaired were considered ‘no-brainers’ , guarding against major failure to the engine systems and thereby reducing vessel downtime on the vessel when not in use - hence maximising operational hours and income.

Taras Pavlyuk from AST Marine Sciences gave an illustrative example, “The AST telemetry solution reduces unplanned breakdowns. In one client case it detected increased fuel consumption, which led to a full inspection and subsequent turbo repair - saving the clients the cost of a new turbo - or worse, an engine re-build at a cost of £40,000.”

If you weren't able to catch ‘Optimise your fleet and minimise carbon emissions with vessel tracking and monitoring technology’ today, on the first of three days of Seawork Connect, or you would like to repeat view, the session will be available imminently at SeaworkConnect “On Demand” for the next fourteen days.

Exhibitors: Reygar LtdAST Marine Sciences Ltd

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