Maritime Maintenance Management

The fundamental part of the maintenance management system is normally a database that contains a register of all equipment on board that need to be maintained. This database then populated with maintenance plans, maintenance activities carried out, etc. thus providing not only the requirement and plans for maintenance but also the full history of maintenance activities performed. Effective maintenance planning is essential for ship operation due to its complexity and the obligation on shipping organizations to comply with certain regulation and requirements including ISM. Another issue that requires attention is the impact of maintenance on ship’s fuel consumption that is highlighted in this section 3.3. It is argued and shown that good maintenance leads more energy efficient ship operation (MariEMS 2017).