NAPA Unveils NAPA Stability for Passenger Ships
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NAPA Unveils NAPA Stability for Passenger Ships

By CIOReview | Monday, October 4, 2021

NAPA is releasing NAPA Stability, the most comprehensive stability software on the market.

FREMONT, CA: NAPA, the largest marine software, services, and data analysis provider, is releasing NAPA Stability, the most comprehensive stability software on the market. In the passenger shipping industry, the innovative onboard stability solution is planned to replace NAPA Loading Computer. It will be installed on NAPA Fleet Intelligence with more cloud-based features to improve ship-to-shore transparency and proactively elevate the industry standard for ship stability and loading management.

NAPA Stability is one-of-a-kind in terms of its architecture and the benefits it may provide to shipowners and operators. It includes a variety of calculations related to hydrostatics, intact stability, damage stability, and longitudinal strength and is built on NAPA's accurate 3D calculations and complex ship design mathematics.

NAPA Stability satisfies the most rigid rules and satisfies the requirements set forth by classification societies for passenger ship loading computers (IACS UR L5 Type 4 Compliant, Safe Return to Port). The solution has gone through extensive testing and is based on feedback from more than 250 user interviews. The system will be refined further before being deployed in the ferry and Ro/Pax industries.

NAPA Stability improves the user interface dramatically, making tasks like loading condition planning, tank monitoring, and draught surveys more convenient. It allows real-time stability data management for shoreside stakeholders like FOCs (Fleet Operations Centres) and ERSs by integrating with NAPA Fleet Intelligence, a cloud-based monitoring solution (Emergency Response Services).

Esa Henttinen, Executive Vice President, NAPA Safety Solutions, said: "At NAPA, we pride ourselves on being at the forefront of the industry's highest-performing data-driven solutions. NAPA Stability was born out of the need to enhance the speed and accuracy of ship stability management, both of which are essential considerations in emergencies and normal operations alike. We are again at the forefront of innovation through its launch by reacting to our users' evolving requirements. I am incredibly proud of our team and cannot wait to see the solution raising the standards for passenger ship stability following total deployment to the market."

Jussi Siltanen, Senior Product Manager, NAPA Safety Solutions, said: "The increased insight, and greater transparency between ship and shore that NAPA Stability and the stability monitoring function in NAPA Fleet Intelligence provides will revolutionize the way we manage ship stability. NAPA Stability provides the industry with incredible potential to reduce immediate risks by enabling greater accuracy and faster decision-making support. At the same time, the increased quality and quantity of data gathered from past incidents will help shipowners and operators improve their stability operations and get a better insight on potential incidences - unlocking a new era for safety at sea."