NAPA, the leading provider of marine data analysis software, services and analytics, announced a new agreement with global shipbuilding company Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) and passenger transportation company Isle of Man Steam Packet Company. The installation of NAPA’s industry-leading software, which will optimize operations and improve safety aboard the Manxman on the Heysham-Douglas route, reflects a new benchmark in safety in the industry.
RoPax is under construction at HMD in South Korea with delivery scheduled for 2023. New contract marks a series of notable industry firsts for NAPA; the first commissioning of NAPA Safety Solutions by Isle of Man Steam Packet Company and the first installation at HMD.
Under the agreement, NAPA will provide Isle of Man Steam Packet Company NAPA emergency computer, which assesses the vulnerability of an intact vessel as well as its survivability in the event of a flood, and NAPA charging computer, which optimizes the ship’s load while minimizing stress and safety risks. The NAPA Charging Computer and the NAPA Emergency Computer have been approved by all major classification societies.
The investment in the technologies available to increase safety and efficiency beyond regulation reflects a commitment by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company to raising standards in the industry.
The 133m-long vessel, whose construction is expected to begin soon, has also been designed using NAPA’s 3D modeling and design capabilities, with optimization of the hull shape, evaluation of the stability and the initial structural design of NAPA further optimizing efficiency and safety in the design and approval phases.
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company CEO Mark Woodward commented: “We are proud to be recognized as a ferry operator that raises standards in the industry. “As unquiet as the Irish sea” is a popular English proverb, and climate change increases the risk of extreme weather events.
“The addition of NAPA software to better monitor conditions, mitigate risk and improve ship-to-shore communication will be increasingly important to the safety of our crew and passengers. “
Lars Nickel, Sales Director, Safety Solutions at NAPA, said: “At NAPA, we pride ourselves on providing vessel owners with the highest level of safety, efficiency and performance.
“We are therefore delighted to have NAPA Emergency Computer and NAPA Loading Computer providing security for Manxman on the increasingly turbulent Heysham-Douglas route. “
Since its launch in 2015, NAPA Emergency Computer has become the industry benchmark for integrated decision support.
The software is currently used by almost all major cruise lines, including Carnival Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Norwegian Cruise Line, Viking Ocean Cruises, Genting Cruise Lines, Virgin Voyages, Saga Cruises, Hurtigruten, and Lindblad Expeditions.
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