Marine Software of UK says it has supplied an additional MPM (marine planned maintenance) software package to Norbulk Shipping for its 33,500dwt bulk carrier newbuilding Seastar Endurance.

‘Seastar Empress’ – one of Norbulk’s MPM-equipped bulk carrier fleet

‘Seastar Empress’ – one of Norbulk’s MPM-equipped bulk carrier fleet

The company says that this is the ninth system it has delivered to Norbulk in the past 12 months. As part of the latest order, it was commissioned to construct full PM database setups for all nine vessels incorporating all vessel main machinery and statutory items. Marine Software says it was able to contain database setup costs as the fleet comprises two sets of sister ships, with the Seastar Endurance having many machinery items in common with one of the previous ships, the Seastar Empress.