The Korean Register (KR) has won the Tanker Shipping & Trade 2018 Tanker Safety Award for its specialist software – SeaTrust-HullScan.
The annual award is presented to a company that has shown excellence and found a solution to a significant safety challenge or problem facing the tanker industry.
KR's SeaTrust-HullScan is a dedicated software package developed for the structural strength analysis of bulk carriers, double hull oil tankers and containers ships based on KR's Rule and the Harmonized CSR.
It is widely used by South Korean shipyards, marine research institutes, design companies and universities and this is the second award the software has won this year.
Earlier this month SeaTrust-HullScan's developer, Mr Park Ho-gyun, principle surveyor of KR, was awarded the Wolae Award by The Society of Naval Architects of Korea, recognising the software's exceptional technical merit.
First released in 2012, SeaTrust-HullScan was upgraded this year. Version 2 has been further developed and tested by shipyards and design companies, demonstrating KR's efforts to support better ship and offshore structure design by providing faster and more accurate software.
KR's executive vice president Mr Hyungchul Lee said "We are very honoured to accept the 2018 Tanker Safety Award for our SeaTrust-HullScan software. KR's number one priority is its customers and with technical support like SeaTrust-HullScan, we can support every aspect of our customer's detailed technical needs, while enhancing the wider safety of the tanker industry.”
KR's SeaTrust software series covers rule scantling checks, safety checks by direct methods, full spectral fatigue analysis, shaft alignment analysis, ship's lifecycle management and many more technical areas.
The specialist software range, which is applicable to all vessel types, has been developed by KR's inhouse engineers, all of whom have extensive knowledge of shipbuilding challenges and issues.