Servowatch upgrades Manannan

Servowatch performs another AMS mid-life upgrade, this time on Isle of Man Steam Packet Companies vessel Manannan


The selection by Isle of Man Steam Packet Company (IOMSPC) of Servowatch’s ServoCoreTM Alarm & Monitoring Systems (AMS) to replace the aging system on their vessel Manannan marks the beginning of a new relationship. Servowatch designed and built a custom fitted replacement AMS and Grundon Marine, Servowatch’s Sales and Service partner for ISIS AMS replacements, carried out removal of the old system and installed the new one. Supported by Grundon Marine, Servowatch commissioned the new AMS on time and in budget allowing the vessel to return to operational service as scheduled. This mid-life upgrade will ensure the vessel has minimal complications, ease of operation and supportability for many years to come.


Functionality and features of the system installed on Manannan include: –


Local intelligent Data Acquisition Units

Graphical Operator Workstations

Local Indicator Panels

DNV-GL approved Main Engine protection / shutdown integration.

Provision for CCTV integration

Data Logging and Trending Analysis


Servowatch’s CEO Wayne Ross says “It’s a pleasure to be selected as the AMS solution provider for IOMSPC’s Manannan ferry. The installation went as planned and we completed the work on schedule and in budget which I am sure will have pleased our customer”.


IOMSPC’s Fleet Operations Manager, Jim Royston, says “We chose the Servowatch system over competitors due to using commercial off the shelf components and the flexibility of the system programmers to work with us in developing a system to suit our needs. The Servowatch AMS was delivered, installed and commissioned on time and on budget.  There were a number of issues identified during the commissioning process as one would expect, but Servowatch provided quick solutions to all of these. The ships crew and I are very happy with the support that both the Servowatch team and their installation partners, Grundon Marine, provided and continue to provide”.


Owner of Grundon Marine, Toby Grundon commented “It was a pleasure to work on the IOMSPC Manannan project and to provide the Servowatch upgrade to their existing ships systems.  There are always issues to resolve when refitting a complex system, but with our extensive knowledge of many AMS systems coupled with the tremendous support from the Manannan crew and the first-class engineering support provided by Servowatch, we were able to complete the installation with a minimal fuss and meet the deadlines of the owners”.


Notes for Editors

Servowatch has been a world leading provider of marine Alarm, Monitoring and Control Systems and other ships technology for more than 35 years. This experience is invested within its products and software for the benefit of the customer.

Approved by all major Classification Societies, the system architecture can be applied to any type of vessel. With the capability to distribute all ship control data on dual redundant networks, the operator will be provided with the best information and decision support system available.

As undeniable experts in the field of system integration, their ServoCoreTM Alarm Monitoring System and ServoFusionTM Integrated Platform Management Systems allows Servowatch to offer scalability, flexibility and simplified new fit and upgrade opportunities.

In collaboration with Grundon Marine, their experts in retrofitting new Alarm monitoring and control systems on all types of vessels, installation time is minimised on board achieving installation of fully upgraded and type approved system with low risk to the owner.




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