Helm CONNECT helps Ivy Marine obtain SUB M TSMS Certification

30 October, 2017 (Victoria, BC) – Today, leading maritime software developer, Helm Operations, assisted Ivy Marine, LLC obtain their SUB M TSMS Certification. Ivy Marine, LLC, a two-towboat company out of Mobile, AL is now the third and smallest company in the United States to obtain their TSMS Certificate.

From l to r Pat Folan TBS, Donny Cranfill MARCOM,
Steve Wilson Ivy, Erin Pugh TBS, Marcus Carlucci TBS,
Patrick Boles Ivy and Ed Marrufo MARCOM

Ivy Marine’s President. Steve Wilson said “Ivy Marine consulted with Tug & Barge Solutions to develop a Towing Safety Management System (TSMS) that is both Subchapter M complaint and meet the AWO RCP standard”

“Before Helm CONNECT, we used a paper-based system for all of our required forms and reports on the boats. Helm CONNECT allowed us to increase efficiency across the business, streamlining functions like compliance, inventory management and preventative maintenance. An added benefit that was crucial to our success was the user-friendly interface that has made it easy for our crews to adapt to a paperless system. Helm Operations partner, Tug and Barge Solutions built and implemented our Helm CONNECT package so we were able to convert without any hassle,” said Patrick Boles, Ivy Marine’s CFO.

Ron deBruyne, CEO and Founder of Helm Operations said “After careful vetting and review of the Helm CONNECT Maintenance and Compliance products TBS believes Helm CONNECT is the only maintenance and compliance software that provides the right mix of functionality, usability, and price to help TBS improve the efficiency of its operations and ensure their clients can successfully comply”

Since 1999, Helm Operations (formerly Edoc Systems Group) has been developing operations software for the commercial maritime industry. Helm CONNECT is the flagship product of Helm Operations. Whether it is managing safety and compliance, maintenance, billing, or jobs, Helm CONNECT gives you the information you need to do your job efficiently. It is the workboat industry’s first software designed through user experience principles, which makes it intuitive for use by everyone in a workboat company, from the crew right to the CEO. With more than 1700 vessels currently using Helm CONNECT, Helm Operations works with some of the largest most respected workboat companies in the world, including Crowley, SVITZER A/S, Kirby, Ingram Barge, ARTCO, McAllister, SAAM SMIT, Florida Marine Transporters and Blessey Marine.

For more information,please contact:

Ron DeBruyne
Founder & CEO

About Helm Operations:

Since 1999 Helm Operations has been developing software solutions for the workboat industry. Helm CONNECT is the flagship product of Helm Operations that makes preventive maintenance and compliance easy. It’s the workboat industry’s first app-based, web-based, role-based software system designed through user experience principles, which makes it intuitive for use by everyone in a workboat company.

As of July 1, 2014 Helm Operations became a wholly owned subsidiary of ClassNK. Headquartered in Japan, ClassNK is one of the world’s leading classification societies, dedicated to supporting the growth and development of the maritime industry, and ensuring the safety of ships, their crews, and the marine environment. With more than 9,000 vessels on its register, ClassNK provides classification and certification services to more than 20% of the world’s merchant fleet via a network of some 130 offices worldwide.