Added functionality in SPMS radically cuts emergency passenger-handling times, with the introduction of electronic hand-held devices. The new system enables cruise operators to manage the emergency mustering process by tracking each individual passenger and crew member, whilst simultaneously keeping officers on the bridge fully informed of progress.
The FC Mobile Mustering system greatly enhances shipboard safety, cutting mustering times by more than 50% and replacing the requirement to list passengers and crew members at mustering stations manually, a process prone to significant human error. The software is based on electronic scanning of a passenger’s Onboard Card or the barcode on a lifejacket tag.
This enables the mustering process to be tracked in real time with progress reported to the bridge throughout the procedure. Both routine and emergency modes are available and crew in charge of muster stations can readily identify which passengers are missing and search for them automatically at other muster stations.
Other functionality includes:
- Automatic lifeboat check-in of passengers and RFID synchronisation to identify which passengers are missing at which muster station
- Individual muster station overview detailing total expected count, mustered-so-far count, and muster-still-pending count
- Ability to identify missing passengers by name Scope to identify special needs passengers at each muster station (based on special needs passengers handling in FC Management)
- Automatic timing of mustering process, starting with the first barcode read, time elapsed and completion
- Automatic identification of other cabin passengers from one barcode reading