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NAPA TO PROVIDE SAFETY SYSTEMS FOR NEW ISLE OF MAN FERRY

NAPA TO PROVIDE SAFETY SYSTEMS FOR NEW ISLE OF MAN FERRY

Monday, March 8, 2021 

Finland-based maritime software, services and data analysis provider NAPA, has signed an agreement with shipbuilder Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) and passenger shipping company Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, for the installation of NAPA’s software to optimise operations and enhance safety onboard.

The new ro-pax is being constructed at HMD in South Korea and is scheduled for delivery in 2023. The contract marks 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 with NAPA Emergency Computer, which assesses the vulnerability of an intact ship as well as its survivability in case of a flooding emergency, and NAPA Loading Computer, which optimises vessel load while minimising stress and safety risk. NAPA Loading Computer and NAPA Emergency Computer have been approved by all major classification societies.

The 133-m long Manxman, which is due to start construction shortly, has been designed using NAPA’s 3D modelling and design functionalities, with NAPA’s hull form optimisation, stability assessment and initial structural design further optimising efficiency and safety in the conceptual and approval phases.

Isle of Man Steam Packet Company CEO Mark Woodward said: “We are proud to be recognised as a ferry operator raising standards in the sector. ‘As unquiet as the Irish sea’ is a common English proverb, and climate change is increasing the risks of extreme weather events. The addition of NAPA’s software to better monitor conditions, mitigate risk and enhance ship-shore communication will be increasingly important to the safety of our crew and passengers.”

Lars Nickel, Sales Director, Safety Solutions, NAPA, said: “At NAPA, we pride ourselves on enabling vessel owners with the highest level of safety, efficiency, and performance. We are therefore pleased to have NAPA Emergency Computer and NAPA Loading Computer, safety securing Manxman on the increasingly turbulent Heysham-Douglas route.”

Since its launch in 2015, NAPA Emergency Computer has been adopted by 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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