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Friday, August 2, 2019 

Autoship Systems Corporation (ASC) of Vancouver, Canada has released a new version of its Autohydro Pro hydrostatics and stability software.

In keeping up with demands from industry and Class, ASC strives to offer the most up to date program available. Feedback from clients has been invaluable enabling ASC to implement new and useful features in each release.

The upgraded Autohydro 6.9 offers full compliance with IMO resolution MSC.415(97) for Anchor Handling and Towing Operation on Voluntary basis. The IMO requirement or amendment to the 2008 IS code will take effect on January 1st, 2020.

The current release continues to add important functionality and features. Autohydro reports the reaction to various conditions such as a loading configuration, a damage situation, conditions involving outside forces, wind or high speed turning momentum or some combination of these.

New Features found in Autohydro 6.9 include :

  • Intermediate flooding and enhance connection points and reporting
  • Max anchor tension calculations
  • Method to show bottom damage cases in probablistic calculations
  • Method to show min side damage cases in probalistic calculations
  • Second generation stability criteria (level 2)
  • MaxVCG improvements for wind
  • Dynamic limit definition
  • Added special condition rules for damage stability in Modelmaker
  • Control over sloughing angle of cargo
  • Further righting arm assessment enhancements

Autohydro can be used to obtain hull form characteristics and capacities. Vessel attitude is displayed graphically and in text on the screen. Report information, text and graphs, can be shown on the screen, edited, printed, saved or exported to other Windows applications.

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