MarineLink-Fleet monitor ships’ location, schedule and current local weather (image: Austal)
Australia-based shipbuilder Austal has added MarineLink-Fleet to its MarineLink product range. It will provide ferry operators with real-time and historical information on vessel routes, live fleet locations, schedule performance, speed profiles and weather conditions.
MarineLink-Fleet builds upon Austal’s original MarineLink onboard vessel monitoring, alarm and control system, which has been fitted to over 160 high-speed ferries since 1996. The new product further adds to the recent MarineLink-Smart application that provides real-time monitoring and analysis of fuel, trim and other operating systems to onboard crew and onshore engineers on new Austal builds. Austal is also offering another new product, MarineLink-Sense, which tracks and reports passenger comfort throughout every journey based upon vessel motion and stability.
“MarineLink-Fleet is available to any ferry operator and is suitable for use on any type of ship, from any builder,” said Max van Someren, Austal’s technology development manager at the annual Interferry conference in London this October.
“MarineLink-Fleet literally puts you at the centre of your ferry operations – with enhanced visibility of your ships’ location, schedule and current local weather in one easy-to-use web-based interface. MarineLink-Fleet helps you identify operational issues in real-time and act before they impact your fleet’s schedule and costs.”
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