Marine Software Newsletter - November 2010
Australian Riverside Marine installs Marine Planned Maintenance on 6 tugs
U.K. based Marine Software Ltd have successfully supplied their MPM - Marine Planned Maintenance solution to Australian based RiverWijs, to be installed on 4 x RAmparts 3000 Class ASD Tugs and 2 x 27M Tractor Tugs.
RiverWijs also contracted Marine Software Ltd to construct 2 “Lead” Databases, one for each class of Tug which then formed the template databases for the respective sister vessels.
Marine Software delivered a central OPM – Office Planned Maintenance system for RiverWijs’s Brisbane based office which will be deployed in Citrix for remote superintendent access. This provides all shore side technical staff to monitor on-board fleet PM status of all operations.
RiverWijs decided to take advantage of the MPM “History Pictures” upgrade module so that any electronic file attachments can be inserted during the PM Completion sign-off stage. Once vessel PM data updates are transferred to the office system, all office users can not only monitor on-going PM status but they can review any “History Picture” documents stored within completed History records.
To complete project implementation, Marine Software were invited to visit Dampier and Bunbury Tug Operations and provide on-site user based training and on-board installations.
“The MPM/OPM system was recommended to one of our group management staff by a previous work colleague (a marine engineer). The attraction of the system to RiverWijs was that it: 1
- Allows ownership of maintenance works to remain aboard the tug, and at same time allows head office to be kept up to date with maintenance activity.
- Is designed for marine engineers, by marine engineers,
The system set up, implementation and training was well organised and executed (by an experienced chief engineer). The system is now in its early days of operation and its operation is proving intuitive to the marine engineers and other crew.”