StormGeo partners with DNV to offer anti-roll assistance and seaworthiness services

Unlike ship movements such as pitch, roll and heave, which most captains can accurately estimate, synchronous and parametric rolling events can surprise even the most experienced captain. They are often difficult to predict, and when they do occur, they are notoriously difficult to control.

To help captains mitigate the risks of resonant rolling and container losses, StormGeo recently partnered with DNV to provide anti-roll assistance and seaworthiness information to crews on vessels already in the voyage planning stage. Through close collaboration, StormGeo recently implemented DNV’s Anti-Roll Assist application in its digital onboard platform, s-Planner.

DNV’s Anti-Roll Assist application helps captains identify and avoid synchronous or parametric roll risks before they become a threat. The app provides accurate, reliable and current visualized guidance and can be used both on board and ashore. It paints a clear picture of the risk situation and guides captains in actions to prevent excessive rolling container loss.

By integrating DNV’s application with s-Planner, StormGeo can now deliver excessive rolling alerts directly to captains through an advanced, on-board digital tool. A welcome addition to s-Planner’s many features, the excessive roll alerts efficiently inform the captain of potential roll hazards and help take appropriate action to mitigate any threats to the ship, crew and cargo.

“We are excited to partner with DNV to provide marine services and anti-roll assistance to shipping companies around the world,” said Dennis Thielsen, Vice President Planning and Navigation at StormGeo. “Helping to increase ship safety and prevent cargo loss will not only improve shipping operations, but also prevent harm to our ocean animals.”

The latest addition to s-Planner allows captains to enter speed and loading conditions, such as draft and GM, and get “lashing load” predictions for all positions and times along the planned route from forecasted weather data. The “lashing load” is the lateral acceleration that acts on the load.

Captains can easily visualize the forecasts directly on the route using a traffic light scheme based on rolling hazards for the route (yellow for dangerous parts of the route and red for parts to be avoided altogether).
Source: StormGeo Partners

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