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Wednesday, March 20, 2019 

Reygar, a provider of remote monitoring and reporting platforms to the marine industry, has announced that Wight Shipyard, has installed its BareFLEET monitoring system on the new catamaran 'Venus Clipper' - the latest fast ferry built for MBNA Thames Clippers.

BareFLEET is a cloud-based monitoring platform that will give Wight Shipyard an unprecedented level of insight into the performance of the new vessel as it enters operational service on the Thames. The system will ultimately enable MBNA Thames Clippers to optimise performance, reduce maintenance costs and enhance safety for London’s swelling numbers of river commuters. 

Wight Shipyard will use the system, which couples remote data collection technology with vessel performance monitoring software, to ensure that each vessel it delivers performs to design specification, and that warranty claims are settled fairly. This data will also feed into the design and build of future vessels, driving continuous operational improvements.

Through the daily vessel reports produced by BareFLEET, Wight Shipyard can monitor all operational and navigational activity, including the time spent at each berth. Vessel metrics including engine health, fuel use, and CO2 emissions are recorded, along with any alarms that have occurred throughout the day. This continuous monitoring enables the shipyard to address any issues before they result in downtime. For the operator, this means that time on the water can be maximised, whilst maintaining the highest standards of service and passenger safety. At the end of the shipyard monitoring period, the BareFLEET system can be handed over to MBNA Thames Clippers to maintain performance and safety throughout the operational lifetime of the vessel.     

Chris Huxley-Reynard, Engineering Director, Reygar, said: “Comprehensive data monitoring is essential for both shipyards and vessel operators. Thorough reporting on how new vessels like Catamaran Venus Clipper perform is critical both in ensuring warranty claims are resolved equitably and verifying that the design is delivering to specification – ultimately meeting the commercial goals of the end-user.”

“The ongoing collection of critical data by the BareFLEET system allows us to keep track of the vessel in operation, ensuring that it delivers against its potential and remains consistently available for MBNA Thames Clippers as they expand the River Bus offering to best serve London’s commuters,” said Ollie Gove, Engineering Manager, Wight Shipyard.

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