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ISF Watchkeeper application gets new update

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and IT Energy have announced the latest release of the ISF Watchkeeper application, version 3.5, developed to maintain records of individual seafarers’ work hour records, as required by IMO and ILO regulations, as well as helping to prevent crew fatigue and avoid issues with Port State Control.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}The upgrade is available free of charge to existing ISF Watchkeeper users, with the system currently employed on more than 8,000 ships worldwide.

Additional functionality includes a new working schedule planning tool, international dateline crossing support, non-conformance activity capture, multi-language key reports and STCW 2010 ‘Manila Exceptions’ calculation improvements.

“ISF Watchkeeper was originally developed almost 20 years ago using the special knowledge ICS gained from representing the industry during the development by IMO and ILO of what are very complex seafarers’ work hour regulations,” said Simon Bennett, director, policy and external relations, at ICS.

“In collaboration with the expertise of IT Energy, ICS is committed to the continuous improvement of a product that remains the original and the best.   

As part of the update, substantial improvements have also been made to Watchkeeper Online, the sister product designed to support shore based personnel.

Reports now run faster, analysis capabilities have been added, and the ability to upload the new working schedule report from ISF Watchkeeper 3.5 into Watchkeeper Online has also been added.

In addition, API data integration has been improved and overtime timesheet record reports can now be created.{/mprestriction}

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