Marine technology company Wartsila Voyage successfully delivered an advanced integrated bridge & navigation solution for polar cruise ship National Geographic Resolution.
Built at Ulstein Verft shipyard, Lindblad Expeditions Holdings took delivery of NatGeo Resolution in September 2021. Along with her sistership National Geographic Endurance, this is the 2nd vessel in a series of 2 explorer ships to boast Ulstein signature X-BOW, an inverted bow concept combined with Wartsila’s integrated bridge & navigation system onboard enables optimal fuel-efficiency even in the harsh polar conditions.
The contract was signed back in June 2019 and, after completing her sea trials in September 2021, NatGeo Resolution is set for her inaugural polar cruise exploring Antarctica, South Georgia, and the Falklands/Islas Malvinas on November 17.
The Wärtsilä team worked in cooperation with the experts at Ulstein Verft to develop and meet the navigational and safety requirements of a polar cruise ship that is expected to sail long distances in harsh and unpredictable environments carrying ~126 passengers, plus crew, onboard.
The newbuild has been fitted with the complete package of Wartsila bridge consoles and Nacos Platinum Integrated Navigation System which consists of 10 Multipilot Platinum Navigation workstations, 4 Datapilot Platinum information display, a dual Trackpilot Platinum integrated track steering system, a 55” Planning station, Sound Reception System, Dynamic Positioning System, UPS-uninterruptable power system, Voyage Data Recorder, a weather station, Bridge Alarm Management and BNWAS-Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System.