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Integrated system


A combination of computer-based systems which are interconnected in order to allow the communication between computer system and monitoring, control, and vessel management systems; and to allow centralized access to information and/or command/control.

An integrated system may consist of systems capable of performing passage execution (e.g. steering, speed control, traffic surveillance, voyage planning); machinery management and control (e.g. power management, machinery monitoring, fuel oil/lubrification oil transfer); cargo operations (e.g. cargo monitoring, inert gas generation, loading and discharging); etc.

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