ABS Nautical Systems Chosen as Exclusive Mobile Compliance Solution for Crosby Tugs

Press Release – ABS – (Houston) Crosby Tugs selected the ABS industry-leading Nautical Systems (NS) mobile compliance software to enable compliance with Subchapter M regulatory requirements. By adopting NS Workboat across its fleet of tugboats, Crosby can record compliance data and generate safety reports on a mobile device while crew carry out routine operations.  

NS Workboat is optimized for a tablet and available on smartphones for easy data entry, with no installed software required onboard. Ship and shore collaboration is accomplished through cloud-based functionality and offline work modes that automatically sync to the office when connectivity is available.

“The Inland Industry was pressed to find a simple and effective way to manage all compliance data required by the Subchapter M regulation,” said ABS Nautical Systems COO Stephen Schwarz. “NS Workboat is designed to be as intuitive and familiar as the mobile apps you already use; it also provides a platform for better teamwork between crew onboard and personnel in the office.”

“Crosby Tugs, LLC is pleased to announce our partnership with ABS Nautical Systems,” says Wade Savoy, Crosby Tugs Corporate Director QHSE. “Our team at Crosby was searching for a complete software system for our Subchapter M compliance. The NS workboat system was a perfect fit for us. We are excited to work with this software going forward.”

Crosby will benefit from the NS Workboat pre-built ISM data sets that include: planned maintenance jobs; meeting, inspection and drill jobs; and an inspected equipment list, allowing quicker implementation of its Subchapter M compliance plan. NS Workboat serves as a hub for all compliance-based data and is equipped with a fleet calendar view for smarter compliance plan tracking and management.  

ABS Nautical Systems offers powerful software designed to solve real problems for real mariners. The NS solution provides capabilities to plan, execute and document all compliance work processes. Cloud-based applications enable rapid deployment of software, which means clients always have the latest version addressing the requirements in new regulations. New NS mobile applications have been developed to support specific onboard crew and manager work functions and can be used both on and offline on iOS and Android devices.