At the SMM trade fair in Hamburg, DNV and MSC signed a contract to apply the new DNV Anti-Roll Assist and ARCS (Anti-Roll for Containerships) system to 100 vessels of the Swiss/Italian liner operator.
Sources say the new contract makes MSC the first company to install the application and implement a ship-specific tool to prevent container losses due to parametric or synchronous rolling.
Giuseppe Gargiulo, head of newbuildings at MSC: “At MSC the safety of our crews, vessels, and cargoes will always be our highest priority.”
“We are always looking for new solutions to minimise risk and the new Anti-Roll Assist gives MSC a new tool that can empower our people both on-board and on-shore. By implementing the new application on our vessels captains and crew can both plan ahead and react at the moment when a potentially critical situation is identified – enhancing our safety culture. Implementing this into our current newbuildings is a natural first step and we look forward to continuing to work with DNV and build on our longstanding relationship going forward,” he added.
DNV's new Anti-Roll Assist helps vessel captains recognise and avoid the risk of parametric and synchronous resonant rolling, through a vessel-specific hydrodynamic database, according to a statement.