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Friday, August 9, 2019 

Helm Operations of Canada and the ACTion group have signed a partnership agreement to help inland marine companies address the challenges of the USCG Subchapter M towing vessel safety regulations and implement new software to reduce the costs of compliance.

As part of the agreement, the ACTion group will begin offering safety management services via Helm Connect and provide consulting and training to companies moving to the industry standard platform.

Based in Channelview, Texas, the ACTion group specialises in safety management and certification for the inland marine industry. ACTion group now claims a leading position in digitalisation in the industry, developing its own software solutions and recently forming a partnership with Seamen's Church Institute to support online training for mariners and shore staff. Working with Helm Operations, the ACTion group will phase out its legacy document management software and begin deploying its services through Helm Connect, helping its customers progress in their everyday operations.

“We’ve been incredibly impressed by the growth of Helm” says Adam Foret, Vice President, ACTion group. “Helm Connect is quickly becoming the industry standard for safety management software. Between our expertise in safety management systems and Helm Connect’s data management abilities, we will be able to provide a complete Subchapter M compliance solution.”

More than 180 companies and over 4,000 vessels now rely on Helm Connect to manage vessel maintenance, compliance, operations, and personnel management including seven of North America’s top ten marine operators.

“Our goal at Helm isn’t just to provide great software, it’s to work alongside other industry leaders to help our customers address the challenges of new regulations and technology. The ACTion group has been at the forefront of the industry for 20 years, and it’s fantastic to be able to work alongside them to help support our industry as it moves forward.” said Helm Operations CEO and founder Ron deBruyne.

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