2n d Generation Onboard NAPA Tanker Released

Onboard-Napa has released the upgraded user interface for the Onboard-NAPA tanker version. The new version is now ready for delivery for chemical, product and crude oil tankers. Onboard-NAPA is a software system for onboard load planning, damage stability analysis and decision support. The system is based on the same reliable core technology as the NAPA system for professional ship design used by the world's leading shipyards, ship design consultancies, maritime authorities, and classification societies. The same 3-D model used to design the ship in the NAPA system can be utilised in the Onboard-NAPA loading computer, software and in the decision support system onboard the ship.

in the fuel economy Onboard-NAPA Tanker Onboard-NAPA can be tailored for virtually any ship type. The version available specifically for tankers has several special functions designed especially for this type of ship, including planning, monitoring and simulation of cargo operations. Naturally the version handles all statutory calculations, such as direct damage stability enabling instant evaluation of a loading condition against the MARP0L or IBC rules. Special attention has been focused on the damage stability features in emergency conditions, including grounding, estimation of out-flown cargo as well as possible countermeasures, thereby helping the officers onboard to make well-informed decisions about possible courses of action. The new upgraded version for tankers includes a new way of monitoring cargo operations while simultaneously allowing the planning of new conditions. The new balancing features provide the user with a unique way of finding the optimum solutions for complex cargo and ballast operations while taking into account the restrictions pertaining to stability and longitudinal strength.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 58,  Nov 2004

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