Northern Baltic Sea ferry operator Tallink Grupp, which operates vessels under the Silja Line and Tallink brands, is to implement an electronic record book system for its fleet of ships, using technology from Finnish company nauticAi.
The Swedish-flagged cruise ferry Silja Symphony is the first in the fleet to go ‘paperless’, adopting the system after completing a 6-month trial period, during which time the technology was fine-tuned in cooperation with the ship’s crew to fulfil the various logging needs of both the company and the Swedish flag.
“We switched to paperless engine logbooks here on Silja Symphony from 1 June and feel that this is a good step towards even more modern and digitalised operations as well as our overall sustainability goal of going paperless,” said Marcus Åkerholm, Chief Engineer of Silja Symphony.
“In general, we see that a digital log has both pros and cons, although the pros clearly outweigh the cons. For example, the electronic Oil Record Book (ORB) is clearly better than the paper equivalent, both in legibility and in the ease of getting it signed by the Master.”
“All in all, I feel that the implementation of the new digital logbook has been going well and the customer support during the process has been excellent.”
nauticAi Log has been designed in accordance with relevant IMO regulations and can be used to replace paper logbooks where approved. The system uses an open API structure for data exchange with third-party applications and IT processes.