nauticAi becomes Inmarsat fleet data application provider

Nov 15 2019

Finnish start-up company nauticAi and Inmarsat have signed an agreement whereby nauticAi will join the group of certified application providers to Inmarsat’s fleet data service.

Developed by Inmarsat and Danelec Marine, and made commercially available earlier this year, fleet data collects data from on board sensors, pre-processes that data, and uploads it to a central cloud-based database, equipped with a dashboard and an Application Programming Interface (API).


nauticAi will use the fleet data API to provide its bridge operations quality assurance (BOQA) solution – a methodology adopted from the aviation industry – as a simple way to proactively use VDR data and to automate and standardise operational quality assurance across fleets of ships.


“Working with fleet data is great, since it removes the hassle of visiting ships and building expensive interfaces to the VDR and other ship systems. For us, this is a true enabler and we can leverage our own expertise in creating highly visual and affordable analytic solutions in the cloud.


“For our customers it is even better, since it means that they can now easily and securely implement BOQA in their own operations with a simple and modest monthly subscription,” explained Capt Henrik Ramm-Schmidt, CEO and founder of nauticAi.


BOQA is a method of pro-actively use the ships’ VDR data, as outlined by the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) in 2013.


It is essentially an automated event tracker, which uses various rules and artificial intelligence techniques to detect anomalies and deviations in operational behaviour.


Some of the key event types include route plan deviations, heavy weather, heavy motions, sudden stops at sea, under keel clearance, excessive rudder movement, black-outs and crash stops. New event types, such as close encounter detection, minimum CPA and TSS-violations are constantly in development, the company said.


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