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USCG or TPO: Which option is best for you?

Deciding whether to us the USCG or hiring a TPO for your COI can be difficult, but we’re here to help. Check out this video from our partners Tug and Barge Solutions to learn more about the two options and the pros and cons of each!

Improve Your Maintenance and Compliance With These 5 Helm Tricks

Want to improve your maintenance and compliance and become a better Helm CONNECT user? Check out these five Helm Trick videos from our partners Tug and Barge Solutions to find out how!

Helm x TBS Discussion Series: Impacts of COVID-19 on the Maritime Industry

Last week we joined forces with our partners Tug and Barge Solutions to discuss the impacts that COVID-19 is having on the maritime industry and what we’re doing in response to help our customers when they need it most. Check out this video to learn more!

Here to Help with Free Training Hours

With the rapid spread of COVID-19, it’s a difficult time for everyone in the entire maritime industry. That’s why we’re offering a completely free  five-hour remote training and consulting package to all our current customers. Read on to learn more and register today!

Keep your crew safe during the COVID-19 pandemic with these four Helm CONNECT tips

Helping your crew to stay safe during these uncertain times can be a challenge. We think Helm CONNECT can help. Here are four ways you can use Helm CONNECT to help keep your crew safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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We work with the best in the industry through our Helm Official Partner program to offer complete Subchapter M solutions.

What is Helm CONNECT?

Helm CONNECT is the workboat industry’s fastest growing maritime software platform, with more than 200 customers serving some 4000 vessels worldwide. Whether it is managing safety and compliance, maintenance, personnel, inventory, billing, or jobs, Helm CONNECT gives you the information you need to do your job more efficiently.

Our Solutions



Mitigate unplanned breakdowns and know what’s going on with your maintenance across your entire fleet.



Stay compliant with all your audits and regulations.



Certifications, scheduling, and payroll made easy.



Improve your bottom line through better dispatch, improved utilization, and streamlined billing.

Trusted by maritime companies

around the world



Take Their Word For It


John Parrott, CEO, Foss Maritime


“At Foss, we’re constantly looking at new ways to improve our business. Helm CONNECT is a great fit for us; it offers an integrated software solution but also acts as a partner in managing our wide variety of vessels and operations. Our goal is always to find ways to best support our staff and crews in the field. Helm CONNECT is another way for us to better provide the tools and information that are necessary to safe and efficient operations. It has long been our mission to deliver to our customers marine services without equal – and Helm CONNECT helps us to do just that.”

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Gene Bergson, Executive Vice President, Blue Harvest Fleet and Marine Services


“We were hesitant to purchase Helm because it was something new, something completely different for us. However, using Helm CONNECT has forced us into better practices. We now have written inventory of all our moving parts. Before this was kept in a few key people’s heads. With that information readily available to all who need it, we can time preventative maintenance better and better forecast budget for repairs and maintenance. Money gets allocated, and things don’t fall between the cracks.”


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John Buchanan, President, Harbor Docking and Towing


“Harbor Docking and Towing purposely keeps our management overhead as low as possible to hold down customer costs. By incorporating Helm CONNECT, we have been able to improve efficiencies across our entire operation. Helm’s ease of use, intuitive design, and configurable features makes it perfect for any size company looking for a comprehensive IT solution.”

Curtin Maritime

Joshua Vanasse, Assistant Engineer, Curtin Maritime


“We chose Helm CONNECT because we were unhappy with our current system and Helm seemed more streamlined and user friendly for both vessel crew and office staff. Additionally it seemed the Helm crew was very helpful and updates were plentiful.”

Magnolia Fleet LLC

John Stewart, Vice President, Magnolia Fleet


“We switched over to Helm because it is the most user friendly vessel operations software program I have come across and I think we have demoed or used in combination all of them. My idea is if someone like myself, who is pretty good with excel spreadsheets, has problems with other competitors’ software, how the heck is a deckhand, tankerman, or wheel man going to figure it out? The answer is they are not and they are not going to use it. It’s got to work and be simple and easy for these guys to use. We also chose Helm because they seem to have the best support.”

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USCG or TPO: Which option is best for you?

USCG or TPO: Which option is best for you?

  Deciding whether to use the US Coast Guard (USCG) or hiring a third-party organization (TPO) for your certificate of inspection (COI) can be difficult. You must ensure that you’re staying compliant with Sub Chapter M regulations, but which option is the best...

Improve Your Maintenance and Compliance With These 5 Helm Tricks

Improve Your Maintenance and Compliance With These 5 Helm Tricks

  In our last blog post, we brought you five great Helm CONNECT training videos from our partners, Tug and Barge Solutions, to help you become a better Helm CONNECT user. We're back again today with another round! This time, we're focusing on some key Helm...