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Amarcon confirms RollDock order

December 7 - Amarcon has confirmed that RollDock has ordered OCTOPUS-Onboard for its newbuild multipurpose heavy lift vessel, RollDock Sea which is due to be delivered soon. This vessel is a sister ship of RollDock Sun - pictured below - which has been in

OCTOPUS-Onboard is a state-of-the-art modular decision support system for ships and other floating structures. World-leading shipping companies have used OCTOPUS-Onboard since 2003 for route planning and optimization of speed, heading and fuel consumption in every weather condition.

OCTOPUS-Onboard combines wave measurements, weather forecasts, and navigation data such as speed, course,RPM and the voyage plan, with ship characteristics, loading conditions, and motion sensor measurements. This facilitates continuous monitoring as well as simulation and forecasting of the ship responses and performance. Warnings can be instigated for possible hazards and their consequences. As a result, OCTOPUS-Onboard makes the main tasks of the officer on watch easier, by giving support for safe and economic navigation, damage avoidance and route planning.

All the RollDock newbuildings have similar operating principles, a combination between flo-flo, ro-ro and lo-lo capabilities.

By using OCTOPUS-Onboard, the crew of RollDock Sea will benefit from accurate decision-making support and ship motion monitoring during the full length of any operation, anytime, anywhere, says Amarcon, adding that it believes that OCTOPUS-Onboard is the perfect solution to make ship operations at sea more efficient and safe.

For more information about Amarcon products for various markets within the maritime industry, please visit:www.amarcon.com

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