Following successful trials on the Iceni Conquest, UK based AST Marine Sciences Ltd. (MSL) has been awarded a contract to install iRAMS and the AST-Planned Maintenance System software on board the Iceni Marine Services’ fleet of vessels.
iRAMS is a cost effective, remote vessel management system providing anomaly alerts via email/SMS on a wide range of vessel data, in near real time. Global marine technologies have advanced and improved recently and have added functionality, such as engine/generator monitoring, remotely and globally via satellite communications and GSM.
The AST-Planned Maintenance System is a comprehensive vessel organizational software tool that was developed by marine engineers. The system enables crews to monitor all the necessary equipment checks and servicing. MSL has integrated iRAMS with the AST-Planned Maintenance System for a combined solution.
Owen Nutt, Operations Manager at Iceni, reported that initial pilots have been successful on the Iceni Conquest and AST's combined solution will be installed on the remainder of the fleet. This new combined solution automatically populates engine management data directly into the AST-Planned Maintenance System, remotely, providing shoreside alerts in near real time to prevent unplanned vessel downtime and improve fleet operational effectiveness.
Michael Montgomery, Business Development Manager at AST Marine Sciences Ltd, said, "Iceni is now able to offer their clients the benefits of increased performance gains from fuel efficiencies, automation and predictive and planned vessel maintenance.”