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Tech Files

Innovative products, technologies and concepts

Software Helps

Mariners with

USCG Credentials

MM-SEAS ( is reportedly the ? rst software that automates the manual task of obtaining, tracking and renewing U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) credentials, helping to eliminate paper- work processing errors while delivering merchant mariner career guidance.

Civilian mariners are required to have valid

USCG Merchant Mariner Credentials (MMC) to be onboard any commercial or federal ship in the

United States. Credentialing is a complex and vague process. From 2012 to 2018, 44.9 percent of approximately 500,000 applications submitted to the USCG National Maritime Center were incom- ing your taxes by reading the federal code! We wanted a simple plete or missing key documents. way for mariners to grow in their careers, and for our military “I’ve been sailing my whole life, and as a captain, I knew how community to have good paying jobs after they leave the service. hard it was for me to obtain and grow my credentials. I ? rst

The team started MM-SEAS to support and grow mariners to ? ll thought of MM-SEAS because I started to help other mariners these really critical roles.” apply for their endorsements,” said Nate Gilman, Co-Founder and President of MM-SEAS. “Applying for a credential is like do-

Boskalis Marine Services Sail With

AutoLoad Onboard Stability Software

Autoship Systems Corporation (ASC) in cooperation with its UK & Norwegian resellers supply Boskalis Marine

Services (Boskalis) with ASC’s onboard stability software,

Autoload. Boskalis, a Dutch dredging contractor with operations in 90 countries and more than 650 vessels and ? oating equipment, has installed more than 20 licenses of

Autoload onboard its Anchor Handling Tugs and Offshore

Construction Vessels. Boskalis uses Autoload to satisfy its class needs for approved Type 2 and Type 3 loading instru- ment software. Autoload is used at all stages of vessel operations. The program reads data from tank, draft, wind and SCR sensors as well as user-input and then reports on the stability and strength status of the vessel. Autoload is often used in conjunction with ASC-developed load plan- ning modules speci? c to a vessel type, eg. supply, jack-up, bulk, RoRo, rig, etc. Ashore, the load planning modules are interfaced with the in-house booking systems and are used to create load plans which are then transmitted to the ves- sel, thus allowing more optimal loading in shorter time.

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