The risk monitoring system has been jointly developed by MOL, NAPA, and ClassNK. It 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.
“With this project, our smart shipping division has demonstrated its ability to drive collaboration with other tech leaders in the industry and to improve safety and performance at scale. We believe that the sure management of navigational risks is the absolute necessity for maritime industries, and this system does that, both analysing grounding risks and alerting on it. We believe that it will help to prevent accidental grounding during ocean voyages,” said Satoshi Fujii, general manager of smart shipping division at MOL.
Pakkanen, EVP shipping solutions at NAPA commented: “We’re proud to see the evolution of this project and the culmination of our efforts into a solution that has the potential to increase safety standards across the industry. The deployment of the solution to a global fleet of over 700 vessels truly shows how far cloud-based solutions have come in recent years. It also shows the benefit they can bring to solving critical operational issues, with the ability to roll out throughout a large fleet without any additional hardware installation,”
“This collaboration also demonstrates how shipping’s digital innovators can collaborate to address critical safety challenges quickly and effectively – in this instance, by combining MOL’s strong safety culture with the possibilities of state-of-the-art data analysis capabilities at NAPA, and ClassNK’s expertise on safety” added Naoki Mizutani, managing director, NAPA Japan.