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Seacat Services implements remote monitoring system

Offshore energy support vessel (OESV) operator Seacat Services has installed the BareFLEET remote monitoring system, developed by Reygar, across its fleet of fourteen catamarans.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}The system has been integrated with existing sensors and equipment and will be used to monitor key operational variables, including navigation data, vessel motion and the performance of engines and other critical machinery.

Seacat Services will be able to view a live feed of this data from its Fleet Operations Centre in Cowes, UK, to monitor the performance of vessels at sea. Critical alerts – such as engine alarms – will be flagged instantly to shore-based personnel to prompt immediate action.

As the volume of data collected by the system increases, Seacat says it will conduct trend analysis, condition monitoring and preventative maintenance, to allow its operations team to detect and address developing faults in critical components before they result in failure or unscheduled vessel downtime.

The company will also make use of Reygar’s Digital Daily Progress Report (DDPR) mechanism, which allows crews to log completion of safety procedures such as drills and toolbox talks. BareFLEET is also integrated with Seacat’s fleet management software CrewSmart to centralise company data in one place.

“We’ve seen the wide-ranging benefits that digitalisation of operations has had for turbine owners and operators – and it’s time for the vessel market to follow suit by showing a commitment to matching these higher operational standards,” said Ian Baylis, managing director, Seacat Services.

“Our investment in BareFLEET will not only enable us to protect our most important assets – our masters, crews and the vessels they operate – but also ensure that our customers get maximum value from the boats they have under charter.”

“As these digital systems become increasingly integrated, there is huge potential for cross-collaboration throughout the supply chain that ultimately helps us to change the way offshore wind farms are developed, built and serviced.”{/mprestriction}

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