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AET shuttle tanker is first to gain ABS SMART (INF) notation

Written by Nick Blenkey
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Eagle Passos

The 152,000 dwt DP2 shuttle tanker Eagle Passos, recently delivered to Singapore headquartered AET Tankers Pte Ltd. by Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (SHI) has been granted the SMART (INF) notation by classification society ABS.

The ship is the first shuttle tanker to be granted an ABS Smart Notation, which recognizes the vessel’s data communication and network infrastructure, Eagle Passos will also be granted the Operational Performance Management (OPM) and Crew Assistance and Augmentation (CAA) class record comments in recognition of its optimization, monitoring and reporting smart functions. These are delivered through the shipbuilder’s SVESSEL platform, which is designed to expedite the transition from analog-based conventional ship systems into a digital-based lifecycle vessel management approach.

“We are delighted to support AET with the latest smart ship solution SVESSEL, which is developed to complete digitalization of the vessel. We expect to see a large number of SVESSEL to be applied in the marine and offshore industries in the near future and to contribute to the transition to digitalized smart ships,” said Dr. Yong-Lae Shi, Director of Ship and Offshore Research Institute, Vice President, at Samsung Heavy Industries.

“The Smart Infrastructure notation recognizes that the hardware and software of the SVESSEL platform are designed and installed to support the rich data streams that can be leveraged to support enhanced maintenance, operational efficiency and safety capabilities,” said Patrick Ryan, Senior Vice President, Global Engineering and Technology at ABS.

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