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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 on the basis of a limit curve (e.g. for […]

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NAPA Release 2020.1

New NAPA Release is available for downloading now! This is the first NAPA Release of 2020 and we’re really excited to share the information on the new development with you. This article highlights the most significant latest development. We have also worked hard to improve the software quality in the form of error corrections and […]

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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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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 for damage to a passenger ship. Traditionally, the damage stability analyses have been […]

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Carnival Corporation and NAPA sign extension to service and product agreement for all Carnival brands

Helsinki, Finland – 8 April, 2019 NAPA, the leading maritime software, services and data analysis provider has today announced a comprehensive service and product agreement extension with Carnival Corporation, the world’s biggest cruise company with a combined fleet of more than 100 vessels across 9 cruise line brands. This covers comprehensive services for the onboard […]

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Stability as a service

By Lauri Pöyhönen and Petteri Vilanen, Safety Solutions, NAPA Ltd. The cruise industry is constantly expanding its itineraries, and there’s a constant competition to see who can go the furthest. The first expedition cruise was to Antarctica in 1966, but until relatively recently they were relatively rare. In part this was because they were usually no-frills […]

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Sink or swim: Safety at seas for passenger ships

by Jussi Siltanen, NAPA Safety Solutions How would your passengers feel if they knew you were only doing the legal minimum to keep them safe at sea? It’s an age-old question about responsibility, and one which should challenge assumptions about the way in which a business is run. Should we expect our ships and crews […]

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NAPA User Meetings

Customer Experiences – Technical Workshops –  Training – NAPA Labs – Networking NAPA User Meetings bring together NAPA users from all around the world to hear about the latest developments of NAPA, to learn new ways to use our solutions, and to share experiences and ideas with peers and NAPA experts. They provide an excellent […]

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Visions on autonomous ship stability management

by Jussi Siltanen, NAPA Safety Solutions After a recent closing meeting of an autonomous vessel project group, I was encouraged to vision the role of stability management in an era where ships will be unmanned and most of the ship functions are controlled or monitored from ashore or by machine. Views on unmanned or autonomous […]

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Using flooding simulation analysis to improve SOLAS damage stability results

by Daniel Lindroth, NAPA Design Solutions When it entered service in 1912, the Titanic was the largest passenger ship in the world. During its construction it was hailed as “practically unsinkable,” and as the journalist Walter Lord wrote in his history of the ship, “[This] was the considered opinion of experts at the time.” The tragic […]

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