BASS Database Building & Conversions

Since 2000, BASS has built or converted planned maintenance databases for more than 1,300 ships of different types such as:

• Product tankers

• Rigs
• Ro/Ro
• Geared-/self-unloading bulk

In addition to database construction, BASS has converted databases from seven different competing software program. For customers migrating from manual fleet control processes or competing software solutions to BASSnet™ Fleet Management Systems, building an effective and detailed database is crucial.

BASS provides customers with an experienced, dedicated team trained to create, deliver and optimise a database to suit the individual needs of your business.Whether you are building your database from scratch or migrating from a competing system, our skilled staff has the experience to deliver a fully functional database quickly, effectively and with minimal impact on your daily operations.

BASS’ trained staff has developed databases for a broad range of shipowners, ship managers and offshore companies, including

• NYK Line
• Taiyo Nippon Kisen Company
(K-Line subsidiary)
• TaiChong Cheang Steamship
• Wilhelmsen Ship Management

• Stolt Tankers
• Hapag Lloyd
• Oldendorff Carriers
• Bumi Armada
• Icon Offshore

While many of the elements of these databases are the same, there are significant differences in vessel and rig types. Our vessel – specific database production organises inventories, components and jobs in such a way that work onboard and inspection can be done as efficiently as possible.

In addition to building an “information bank” to help you get the most out of BASSnet™ Fleet Management Systems, a strong database can help companies:

  • Improve stock control

  • Gain better overview of components

  • Reduce number of breakdowns

  • Achieve quality reporting & analysis of equipment costs, reliability & lifecycle

Customers can significantly improve the management of maintenance audit performance by maritime organisations or for TMSA rating. Classification societies, oil majors and their surveyors examine maintenance systems closely, a task made easy when a maintenance system is accurate and up-to-date, and the database is class approved for the “Machinery PMS” survey arrangement.

A key advantage of the BASS Database Building Service is that it streamlines the database structure across the entire fleet which is key benefit by using BASSnet.

To illustrate:

Component Groups

This can be created within a Component Structure and distributed to a single vessel or to multiple vessels in the fleet.

  • Versatility is another hallmark of the facility
  • For example, after distribution to vessels, the component structure can be readily changed and then replicated to the vessels.

Standard Instructions

Standard Instructions for Jobs can be set up in the system centrally and Scheduled Jobs can then be created from these Instructions.

  • These Standard Instructions can be distributed across the fleet to maintain a standardised approach to Jobs
  • Any changes made to these Instructions can subsequently be replicated among the vessels in the fleet as well.

Spare Parts or Material Catalogues

These can be set up in a distribution group with multiple vessels or groups when it comes to be sharing the same maker or engine type.

  • Any changes made to these spare parts can then be simulated among the vessels in the fleet too.

This approach assists in optimising the inventory and procurement process by ensuring efficient spare parts procurement and equipment management maintaining consistency through the centralisation of maintenance across the fleet. Hence, customers can significantly see the results of Fleet Management Concept by engaging Database Building and Services along with the purchased modules.