Raytheon Anschütz, a business of Raytheon Technologies, has launched an electronic logbook for ships. It’s called eLog, provides secure, high-quality logbook data, and is a significant step toward paperless shipping allowing for improved efficiency of onboard processes.
Featuring automatic data entry from navigation systems such as the automatic identification system (AIS) or the integrated navigation system (INS), at defined intervals, eLog also enables data input by crews via laptop or mobile devices, including approval workflows.
The basic hardware consists of a small gateway computer, which just needs a connection to AIS or INS to enable the automatic data entries and runs a web browser application for manual data inputs and data access. The new eLog uses blockchain technology to ensure secure, tamperproof digital archiving of data. It offers comprehensive and intuitive search and filter functions in order to simplify data analysis, reporting, or data export with manual data inputs by the crew supported by templates.
Supporting all traditional logbook entries, eLog is recognized as a full equivalent to a traditional logbook by several international leading flag states. In this first version, the eLog covers the deck logbook, the bell book, and the noon report. Future extensions of the scope and use with further reports are already in planning. The eLog is type-approved under the ISO standard 21745:2019 ‘electronic record books for ships.’
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