Adonis’ Erick Meijer explains the Adonis Gangway Control Monitor’s value in unforeseen circumstances
This article was first published in the Autumn/Winter 2018 issue of International Cruise & Ferry Review. All information was correct at the time of printing, but may since have changed.
Keeping track of crew members when they leave the ship for shore visits during port calls is challenging, particularly for large cruise ships and ferries. Although procedures may be in place, they’re often neglected because traditional gangway control systems aren’t always mounted in convenient locations and crew members find it too time-consuming to register their departure from the ship.
Adonis has collaborated with a major Northern European ferry company to launch a new Gangway Control Monitor module for its Adonis Personnel Manager solution. This enables crew members who are disembarking for a short shore visit, or a planned long-term sign-off period, to register their absence via Adonis Time Clock tablets. Crew members use the Adonis Time Clock electronic attendance system to clock in for work, meals and rest hours. The option to choose a shore visit or a sign-off status will only be available at stations located near the gangway and other exits.
“No safety officer wants to find out that key personnel on the muster lists or alarm roll call are not onboard the ship when the departure signal sounds – especially if it’s due to an unforeseen incident or a sudden sign-off,” says Erick Meijer, head of Adonis Development department. “If a crew member doesn’t show up, team leaders will immediately confirm their absence in the Gangway Control Monitoring system and their status in vital modules, such as Crew Station Bill and Payroll, will be automatically updated and replacements will be made.”
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