MMS Receives Five Ship Contract From Oglebay Norton

Marine Management Systems (MMS), Inc., Stamford, Conn., recently received a contract to implement additional MMS ship management systems on-board five vessels operated by Oglebay Norton Company. The new shipboard condition monitoring and planned maintenance systems will be integrated with MMS systems already in use in Oglebay Norton's Cleveland office. Adding these systems to the ships will connect the shore office to the ships more effectively, providing full system integration and increasing operating efficiency and performance. The condition monitoring system will allow ship's engineers to detect problems in equipment before failures occur, utilizing vibration-based predictive maintenance techniques. The planned maintenance system is designed to reduce vessel repair and downtime expenditures by allowing the company to effectively manage a scheduled maintenance program.

MMS will also be providing Oglebay Norton with complete hardware packages for each ship which will offer prompt replacement of hardware components on a worldwide basis. MMS will be performing on-site database preparation, train- ing, startup assistance and comprehensive technical support.

MMS has been providing computerized ship management systems to the marine industry for over 20 years, and currently has installed almost 500 active systems worldwide, operating at more than 250 shipboard and shoreside locations. For more information about MMS ship management systems,

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