Mariner Systems

MS Testing is a division of Mariner Systems (UK) Ltd. Since its incorporation in 1997, Mariner Systems (UK) Ltd has continued to be a world leader in the design, manufacture and supply of marine type approved computer systems to the commercial maritime market.

Originally developed within Hewlett-Packard in the mid 1980's, the Mariner system concept was transferred to Mariner Systems (UK) Ltd in order to further develop the business. A subsequent and continual programme of new product introductions has resulted in an extensive product range which to this day still incorporates Hewlett-Packard technology.

What is a Mariner system?

A Mariner system is a type-approved combination of computer hardware and our Mariner Kit designed to support navigation, loading, control and general purpose applications on-board vessels. All Mariner systems are designed to operate in semi-controlled environments, e.g. bridge, operations room etc. The hardware is type approved ONLY when used in conjunction with the correct Mariner Kit.

The Mariner Kit is a simple external mechanical assembly that needs no modifications to be made to the computer hardware. The installation of your Mariner Kit should take no longer than 20 minutes.

Which marine Classification Societies approve Mariner systems?

Mariner Systems (UK) Ltd deal with all of the major marine Classification Societies in order to obtain their type approval certificates, namely:
American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), Bureau Veritas (BV), China Classification Society (CCS), Det Norske Veritas (DNV), Germanischer Lloyd (GL), Korean Register of Shipping (KR), Lloyds Register of Shipping (LR), Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NKK), Polski Rejestr Statkow (PRS) and Registro Italiano Navale (RINA).

What standards are they tested against?

The marine type approval testing schedule against which we submit our Mariner systems is a 'consolidated worst-case requirement' of all of these Classification Societies. The schedule is based on IACS Unified Requirement E10 and the relevant sections of IEC 60945.

Contact Details

Mariner Systems (UK) Ltd
Oaklands Park, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG41 2FD. United Kingdom.

+44 (0) 118 979 6020
+44 (0) 118 979 6021