During SMM trade fair in Hamburg, DNV and MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) signed a contract to implement the new DNV Anti-Roll Assist system and ARCS (Anti-Roll for Containerships) class notation in some 100 vessels, which is a ship-specific tool to avoid container losses due to parametric or synchronous rolling.
s explained, DNV’s new Anti-Roll Assist helps vessel captains to recognize and avoid the risk of parametric and synchronous resonant rolling. By using a ship-specific hydrodynamic database the system can provide a risk picture for the vessel, based on its heading, speed, loading condition, and the environmental conditions.
MSC will be the first ship owner to implement the ARCS notation and will integrate the application in their onboard weather routing systems. The contract covers dozens of newbuildings, ships in operation, and vessels to be constructed, ranging in size from 1,800 to MSC’s largest vessels at some 24,000 TEU.
“At MSC the safety of our crews, vessels, and cargoes will always be our highest priority,” said Giuseppe Gargiulo, Head of Newbuildings at MSC.
By implementing the new application on our vessels captains and crew can both plan ahead and react in the moment when a potentially critical situation is identified – enhancing our safety culture.
”MSC’s forward thinking in integrating the application, once again demonstrates their continued leadership in moving the containership industry forward.”
…Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO Maritime of DNV commented.
The combination of factors that lead to rolling which can result in container loss can be very hard to predict
said Jan-Olaf Probst, Director Business Development Hamburg and Executive Vice President at DNV.
In developing the Anti-Roll Assit, DNV wanted to give captains and crews a very clear and simple picture of the risk, based on a combination of crucial factors, including their vessel’s heading and speed. The application can also support the captain and crew in assessing if a navigational adjustment is required. Additionally, through the integration of advanced weather models, Anti-Roll Assist can be used to determine the best route to avoid extreme motions during route planning, helping to optimize ship operations.