Consultancy Brookes Bell has been contracted by Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) to deliver its software solution SRtP Onboard™ across its ‘Breakaway Plus’ cruise ship class.
Brookes Bell was engaged directly by the Meyer Werft shipyard, builder of the vessels
The software was installed on the ‘Norwegian Encore’ in December, 2019 and including the training of all crew involved. The software will be rolled out across other vessels, including ‘Norwegian Escape’, ‘Norwegian Bliss’ and ‘Norwegian Joy’ this year.
SRtP Onboard software assists with the management of the response to casualties by providing crew with relevant guidance to support each situation and restore system functionality. It monitors the response in real time and simplifies a complex logistics process by assigning tasks to groups, either through Wi-Fi connected devices or in paper format, with the required details needed to complete the actions.
Following the introduction of the ‘Safe Return to Port’ regulations in July, 2010, the responsibility to show continuous compliance across a vessel’s lifetime, post build, lies with the operator.
SRtP Onboard supports demonstration of compliance to flag by recording all SRtP drills and also complies with the specific requirements of the Bahamas Authority Marine Notice 03.
The system is designed to provide an on board knowledge base, which can be improved after every drill, continuously increasing the efficiency of the SRtP casualty response process.
Vittorio Vagliani, Brookes Bell’s Head of Software, said: “SRtP Onboard is a tried and tested solution to assist vessel operators manage the regulatory requirements and prove compliance. Our solution also goes beyond compliance, providing the crew with a wealth of useful information on the systems onboard.”
Giovanni Canu, NCL’s Vice President Special Projects and Operational Support, added: “In order to ensure our fleet is ready for the operational requirements of ‘Safe Return to Port’ regulations, we selected Brookes Bell’s SRtP Onboard™ software.
“This offers an efficient and informative solution that has already successfully been installed on ‘Norwegian Encore’ and will be installed on the rest of our ‘Breakaway Plus’ class vessels. We also expect to extend this solution to ‘Norwegian Breakaway’ and ‘Norwegian Getaway’.”