Wallem Ship Management in Hong Kong has ordered DNV Navigator for its managed fleet of more than 190 ships. The contract also includes the work and rest hours module allowing for compliance with international legislation on rest hours for seafarers.

The Navigator is a dedicated decisions support tool for assisting the master in handling the administrative and regulatory complexity of port operations. The new contract is the largest ever signed for this tool.

More than 1200 port clearance forms are automatically filled in with ship data so that the required port paper work can be prepared in a few minutes. The system includes a database of information about all world ports and terminals. Arrival and departure procedures for all major ports are available as well as a comprehensive nautical library providing up-to date maritime-specific information.

The system is arranged for easy creation of Master’s Notes which are used for sharing port specific knowledge within the fleet and information can be shared with other systems such as gangway control systems and ECDIS.

Wallem will make use of the work and rest hours module as part of their implementation. This module demonstrates compliance with the Maritime Labor Convention 2006 and the Standard of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers. Any violation of regulations is clearly identified and the system allows user-defined reports to be generated. Crew timesheets can be generated in Excel and the power of the system can be increased by adding company-specific forms and by sharing data with other company-specific or third party systems.

Wallem will commence roll-out of DNV Navigator across its fleet in March 2012.