AST's iRAMS Going Aboard ICENI Fleet

Iceni Marine Services have awarded the contract to AST Marine Sciences Ltd for the installation of their 2nd generation iRAMS & AST - Planned Maintenance software across the Iceni Fleet.

Following successful trials on the Iceni Conquest, UK based AST Marine Sciences Ltd (MSL) has been awarded a contract to install iRAMS and the AST - Planned Maintenance System software on board the Iceni Marine Services’ fleet of vessels.

iRAMS is a cost effective, remote vessel management system providing anomaly alerts via email / SMS on a wide range of vessel data, in near real time via satellite communications and GSM. Combined with the AST - Planned Maintenance System, it is a powerful, comprehensive vessel organisational software tool that enables crews to monitor all the necessary equipment checks and servicing.  

Owen Nutt, Operations Manager at Iceni, reports; “Iceni is pleased to confirm we are working with AST Marine Sciences Ltd to install the combined iRAMS and AST - Planned Maintenance System, which has been tailored specifically for the Iceni fleet to improve productivity and efficiency.

Initial pilots have been successful on the Iceni Conquest and we will be implementing the combined solution on the rest of the fleet.    In a competitive and increasingly regulatory environment, Iceni are constantly striving for improved operational reporting and fuel efficiencies for our clients.   This new combined solution automatically populates engine management data directly into the AST - Planned Maintenance System, remotely, providing shoreside alerts in near real time to prevent unplanned vessel downtime and improve our fleet operational effectiveness.”

Michael Montgomery, Business Development Manager at AST Marine Sciences Ltd, commented; ”Iceni’s relentless demand to improve their vessel operational efficiency through embracing new technology has assisted MSL enormously in tailoring this new iRAMS and integrated PMS solution.   Iceni is now able to offer their clients the benefits of increased performance gains from fuel efficiencies, automation and predictive and planned vessel maintenance.”