Rivertrace Limited reports that it has created a new web-based software system for the automatic collation of MARPOL oily water discharge data, developed in conjunction with UK software firm ISB.
RIVERTRACE CONNECTED is a subscription-based service created for the continuous monitoring of oily water discharge, capable of interpreting and recording data received from Rivertrace’s SMARTSAFE ORB (Oil Record Book) Bilge Overboard Security System monitoring equipment.
Data received from the SMARTSAFE ORB monitor is displayed within the RIVERTRACE CONNECTED dashboard, with aggregated data from the fleet available to allow users to rank ships from best to worst performance.
The system’s vessel dashboard displays all data received for a particular ship within a specified period, including amounts discharged and speed of discharge, alongside equipment details such as serial numbers, calibration, maintenance requirements, idle time, active time and prevented discharges. The system also offers a mapping function to show where discharges took place.
As such, RIVERTRACE CONNECTED can then provide a fully auditable discharge data trail with timestamped entries for provision to port state control or other Marine Enforcing Agencies, if required.
“Digital technology is changing the landscape of our industry, and in launching RIVERTRACE CONNECTED we are supporting our customers in their quest for simplified, continuous monitoring and efficient operations,” said Martin Saunders, Director at Rivertrace Limited.
“As specialists in water quality monitoring we use our expertise and consistently push the boundaries of water analysis, the resulting offer to our customers being the new smart software system RIVERTRACE CONNECTED.”