NAPA and MOL, along with ClassNK have jointly developed a navigational risk monitoring system, which has been adopted in MOL’s fleet of over 700 ships.
The solution aims to increase safety across MOL’s fleet by predicting the risk of grounding in advance and alerting the shoreside teams, giving them greater situational awareness of navigation risks.
The solution is based on NAPA’s cloud-based monitoring platform, NAPA Fleet Intelligence, which does not require any onboard hardware installation or crew input.
By combining several data sources, such as position data, ship data, sea depth, and navigational charts, with NAPA’s data on typical operational patterns, the solution provides users with a robust, reliable, easy-to-use fleet-wide platform to reduce mainly grounding risk.
The system also incorporates carefully calculated alerts and notifications to shore-based safety operations teams whenever the increased navigational risk is detected, in turn, enhancing the ability to avoid and mitigate incidents.
This news comes after MOL completed the world’s first sea trial of unmanned ship operation, a landmark event in MOL’s autonomous shipping program.
The trial started in Tsuruga Port in Fukui Prefecture and concluded in Sakai Port in Tottori Prefecture, and it involved two different types of ships, a coastal containership and a coastal car ferry.
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