Celebrations at Servowatch as rescue vessel scoops Ship of the Year award

Servowatch Systems has supplied an array of integrated technologies to the award-winning KNRM Nh1816

Servowatch Systems has supplied an array of integrated technologies to the award-winning KNRM Nh1816 - Credit: Archant

A firm which supplies integrated ship control systems is celebrating after one of the vessels it worked on was awarded an accolade.

Servowatch Systems, based at Heybridge, Maldon, says it is “proud” to have been associated with a revolutionary Royal Netherlands Sea Rescue Institution (KNRM) search and rescue boat, Nh1816, after it scooped the prestigious KNVTS Ship of the Year Award.

Servowatch chief executive, Wayne Ross, said the Nh1816 was the first in a series of next generation SAR 1906 vessels “and rightly seen as the most advanced all-weather, self-righting search and rescue boat in the world”. The firm was involved in the project from the outset as KNRM required a vessel with an “exceptionally high level” of automation and systems integration.

“We were able to meet the requirement with our turnkey ServoFusion solution,” Mr Ross said. “Extensive integration has enabled KNRM to analyse all the data from various systems, including propulsion plant, auxiliary machinery, electrical systems, communication and navigation systems, HVAC and all safety and security management platforms.”