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Category: Ship Operations

NAPA Loading Computer Type 4 awarded DNV GL type approval in industry first

Approval of the NAPA Loading Computer Type 4 and LCS(DC) furthers the adoption of next-generation loading computers, which assess damage in real-time with increased accuracy, enhancing industry safety standards Helsinki, Finland – 15 October, 2020 – NAPA, the leading maritime software, services, and data analysis provider, has announced that it has been awarded type approval […]

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NAPA Webinar: Recalibrating a vessel’s loading condition with NAPA Loading Computer

With COVID-19 many cruise liners and passenger vessels are currently in long term lay-up; sat almost empty without their usual capacity of provisions and passengers. As a result, on resuming normal operations, the vessel’s loading condition will fail to reflect the actual vessel load and will require the recalibration of new loading conditions by the […]

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NAPA Webinar: How to monitor vulnerability and survivability of an intact ship – Introduction to NAPA Emergency Computer

NAPA Emergency Computer offers a unique solution for monitoring the vulnerability of an intact ship, as well as, the survivability of the ship when it becomes damaged. A product of years of research and development, the NAPA Emergency Computer is an industry-leading safety solution and is currently installed onboard almost 50 passenger ships. View the […]

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The next generation of loading computer has arrived

By Markus Tompuri, Senior Technical Consultant, NAPA Safety Solutions, NAPA Ltd. There are currently four types of stability software, all of which have varying levels of capability. Type 1 has software that only calculates intact stability. Type 2 can calculate intact stability and check damage stability based on a limit curve (e.g. for vessels applicable […]

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The FLARE project: a journey to increased passenger ship safety

by Teemu Manderbacka and Markus Tompuri At the end of 2019 we partnered with industry leaders as part of the European Commission-funded FLARE project with the aim of increasing passenger ship safety. Since then, our safety and shipping experts have been leading its Flooding Accident Response team. Primarily this has involved developing a risk-based methodology […]

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Stability with NAPA

A series of live NAPA User Webinars took place on 9-10 June 2020. If you missed them, don’t miss the recordings! The webinar introduced the stability analysis workflow in NAPA, by applying the latest intact and damage stability regulations. Submit a form to get access to view the webinar recording By submitting the form I […]

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NAPA Webinar: Keeping your ship stability expertise up-to-date

Are you looking to expand your understanding or refresh your knowledge on ship stability and safety? If so, the recording from a webinar on Stability eLearning hosted by Product Managers Jussi Siltanen and Olli Puustinen from NAPA, streamed on 19 May 2020 is for you. This webinar introduces you to the basic ship stability related […]

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Webinar: Voyage Planning for Maximum Vessel Efficiency

Webinar hosted by Riviera Maritime Media; NAPA among panelists Teemu Manderbacka, Senior Research Engineer in NAPA Shipping Solutions, was involved in an expert panel to discuss voyage planning in a webinar hosted by Riviera Maritime Media. This webinar was part of Vessel Optimisation Webinar Week. Panelists in the webinar were representing different viewpoints to voyage […]

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Overcoming complexity and ambiguity in weather routing

by Teemu Manderbacka, Senior R&D Engineer, NAPA Shipping Solutions Voyage optimization has empirically demonstrated that it has the capability to provide significant reductions in consumed fuel and to help choose navigation routes that safely avoid dangerous conditions. However, even after a ship makes these choices and leaves port for its next destination there will still […]

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Decision support systems for determining stability on damaged passenger ships

By Pekka Ruponen, Lead Research Engineer, NAPA Even as ships have become larger, the rate of ship accidents has decreased. Nevertheless, accidents continue to occur despite major improvements to their design and operation. Collision, grounding, and contact are the most likely causes of damage to a passenger ship. Traditionally, the damage stability analyses have been based […]

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