NAPA’s electronic logbook, NAPA Logbook, has been chosen by BC Ferries as a fleet-wide standard solution.
NAPA Logbook has has been in use for more than a decade on board vessels withover 8,000 users and is approved by more than 20 major flag states, including the Bahamas, Marshall Islands, Panama, Malta and Singapore.
The electronic system will also be available on the new NAPA Mobile smartphone interface, meaning reporting can be completed anywhere on board.
BC Ferries chose to install NAPA Logbook after a thorough tender process and the success of pilot installations on BC Ferries’ ‘Coastal Celebration’ and ‘Northern Expedition’ in 2016 and on three of BC Ferries’ ‘Salish’ class ships a year later. Installations have continued this yearwith the result that NAPA Logbook will be in use on more than 20 BC Ferries ships by the end of 2020.
Mikko Forss, NAPA Director, Sales, Americas, commented, “Nobody likes paperwork, but for hundreds of years it has been an arduous reality for every seafarer. NAPA Logbook leaves those days in the past. It delivers everything you’ve come to expect from a paper logbook while also delivering major benefits to its users in terms of time savings, data validation, and data sharing.”