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Sophisticated Software Developed for Commercial Ship Operators Now Available

(PRWEB) November 17, 1999

Innovative Maintenance and Reliability Software Program Now Available For Commercial Ship Operators

New York, November 15, 1999 -- American Maritime Safety, Inc., ("AMS") is pleased to announce that it has concluded a joint venture agreement with the University of New Orleans' Gulf Coast Region Maritime Technology Center ("GCRMTC") to promote a sophisticated maintenance and reliability software program ("RAM/SHIPNET") to commercial ship operators in the U.S. and abroad. GCRMTC and the Ship Operations Cooperative Program ("SOCP") spent more than 6 years developing RAM/SHIPNET, which consists of layered databases that process performance information on vessel equipment failure thereby enabling vessel operators to monitor maintenance tasks and provide performance data on replacement equipment.

The program collects equipment performance data and shares this information at different levels linking chief engineers, vessel operations managers, equipment manufacturers, shipyards, designers and machinery underwriters. Many of the classification societies have endorsed RAM/SHIPNET, and one hull and machinery underwriter has stated that the RAM/SHIPNET program will allow it to better price hull and machinery premiums thereby allowing its clients to benefit from the implementation of reliability centered maintenenace through lower premiums.

American Maritime Safety Inc., is a non-profit trade association that was established over 12 years ago to facilitiate the maritime industry's compliance with U.S. Coast Guard regulations and international protocols (STCW and ISM Code Requirements). The AMS consortium develops compliance programs for large commercial vessel operators and adminsters a random drug and alcohol testing program for over 700 ocean going vessels pursuant to U.S. Coast Guard regulation, 46 CFR Part 4, 5 and 16, and the Oil Company's International Marine Forum Guidelines ("OCIMF").

For more information on RAM/SHIPNET and the services AMS provides, please contact Louis Meltz, Esq., (914) 997-2916, e-mail:, or visit the AMS website;

American Maritime Safety, Inc.

Safety Compliance Programs for the Maritime Industry

11 Martine Avenue, Suite 1450

White Plains, NY 10606-4025

Voice: (914)997-2916 Fax: (914)997-7125

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