SCG are proud to announce that we have recently completed a tender to install the latest Bosch IP CCTV onto the MV Bute.

The MV Bute, which is operated by CMAL can carry up to 450 passengers and 60 cars.  Having initially launched in March 2005, it was recently docked for renovation in Greenock where we upgraded the recording and monitoring system, installing the latest technology in HD panoramic cameras.

CMAL MV Bute in dry dock.

The MV Bute while still in the dry dock.

 

We previously installed CCTV for the 25 ports on the west coast of Scotland for CMAL throughout 2016 and 2017.  SCG also continues to provide security maintenance for CMAL throughout 2019.

What were the challenges of the MV Bute project?

  • Tight timeline.
  • Mobilising and completion before the Bute left the dock.

 

CCTV on CMAL ferry

Our Technical Accounts Manager, Brian Hibbert on-board the Bute.


Working to overcome these challenges, we worked closely with CMAL Fleet Engineer John Salton to ensure minimum disruption.  In total, the entire recording and monitoring system refit only took a total of four days.

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘CCTV will allow issues with customers and crew to be recorded and presented to relevant authorities if needed.’ – John Salton, CMAL Fleet Engineer.

 

Engineer upgrading CCTV on CMAL boat.


This new system will provide higher levels for safety for both passengers and crew on board the MV Bute.  John Salton commented that unfortunately, ‘two crew members have been assaulted in the passenger areas of the Rothesay boats in the last few years.’  Therefore, ‘CCTV will allow issues with customers and crew to be recorded and presented to relevant authorities if needed.’

 

 

 

 

Having now completed the CCTV system on-board the MV Bute, we look forward to working further with CMAL on the MV Argyle!

 

For more details on all our major CMAL projects, check out our full case study here!