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Tidewater Selects ABS Nautical Systems

ABS Nautical Systems has been selected by Tidewater

Inc. to trial its fleet management software. Tidewater would be replacing an internal system with ABS

Nautical Systems’ fully integrated software suite to help manage its principal opera- tional functions including maintenance, vessel-initiated requisitions and relevant regulatory requirements. Tidewater will implement several modules from ABS

Nautical Systems’ software suite NS5, including maintenance & repair, drydock- ing, on demand reporting and web based ves- sel drawings, to name a few, as well as interfaces to its current and future ERP solutions. Following a suc- cessful pilot phase, the modules will be installed in a phased approach on approximately 185 of Tidewater’s vessels over the next year.

Edoc: Workboat Compliance and Safety Committee

In response to a growing need for an enhanced com- pliance and safety management solution (SMS) specific to the work boat industry, Edoc

Systems Group Ltd., developers of Helm

Marine Operations software, is chairing a safety advisory board. The goal of the board will be to gain input and consensus from operators, educators and regulators to build a widespread software solution unique to the work boat industry. Edoc will develop the SMS software, called Helm Safety

Manager, concurrent with the findings of the board.

Edoc has already signed on Blessey Marine Services of

Harahan, La., to implement Helm Safety Manager to manage their SMS activity. “Blessey and Edoc have worked together for five years on all our Helm modules,” said Bill Reid, President at

Edoc Systems Group. Along with Blessey several other

Edoc clients have expressed interest in adopting the new Helm Safety Manager. “While Helm Safety

Manager can be operated as a stand-alone product, it is especially valuable for our existing clients as it can easily integrate with our other Helm modules,” said Reid.

The Safety Advisory Board will be com- prised of experts in safety and compliance from the workboat industry.

SeaKits Delivers to Fire Island Ferries

SeaKits has released version 3.0 of its Marine

Maintenance System (MMS) Fleet Solutions providing expanded functionality for work boat fleets, including passenger, tow and service vessels. MMS Fleet Solutions

V3.0 provides port engineers, maintenance managers and company executives with fleet-level visibility of all planned and corrective maintenance activities includ- ing maintenance schedules/forecasts, work orders and inventory levels. MMS Fleet Solutions leverages cloud computing and is available as software-as-a-service, requiring no local

IT infrastructure or support. SeaKits recently signed a contract to provide turnkey implementation of MMS Fleet

Solutions to Fire Island Ferries (FIFI) in Bay

Shore, N.Y. FIFI is one of an expanding num- ber of passenger vessel fleets implementing the

Coast Guard’s Streamlined Inspection Program (SIP), a cooperative program between the Coast Guard and the passenger vessel industry that provides an alternative to traditional inspection regimes.

Market Report

Software Solutions

This month, MarineNews reviews the latest developments from a number of vessel and fleet management and compliance and safety software solution providers including ABS Nautical, Edoc, SeaKits, MarineCFO and CEACT.

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Fire Island Belle

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