OneOcean has updated its environmental compliance platform and announced the launch of EnviroManager+, and add-on to its EnviroManager application to allow shipping companies to apply their own environmental procedures and deliver position-based information across the fleet, with location specific policies.
The new service, available to commercial maritime companies as well as cruise and superyacht operators, allows company-specific regulations to be applied across a full fleet, a select group, vessel type or location.
EnviroManager+ can instruct vessels to carry out checks and procedures before entering local or environmentally controlled zones, such as US waters. Customised messages can be created and displayed alongside the regulations within the software for the crew to see.
Extra buffers and instructions can be added to indicate when and where it is best to drop anchor, to avoid inadvertently straying into territorial waters. Updates can also be deployed to reflect changes to company policies and ensure position-based data is accurately delivered, providing crews with the correct information to make compliance decisions.
“Through insights gathered from customer input, we identified a need for shoreside teams to provide onboard crew with clear guidance around company policies quickly and timely,” said OneOcean’s CEO, Martin Taylor.
“Understanding what actions can be undertaken based on company policies, in relation to maritime legislation and the location of a vessel, is a big task for onboard crew. Our aim is to help the shipping industry go above and beyond minimum regulatory requirements, providing customers with a practical way to enforce company policies and reduce risk.”