Ananda model testing

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A model version of the Ananda has been created and tested at Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s Model Testing Laboratory in China, in the lead up to first sailing of the Ananda, in late 2014.

Testing has been led by Naval Engineer and Maritime consultant, Professor Charlie Than, who is responsible for the technical speed of the ship and the way it flows through the water. Professor Than was President of the Myanmar Maritime University and Executive Member of Ministry of Transport from 2008 to 2013. At present, he is the Myanmar Branch Chairman of the Royal Institute of Naval Architects and is well known and respected by very senior government officials. In addition, he is an expert group member of the National Water Resources Committee in Myanmar.

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"We created a model of the ship and have conducted a towing test to measure the resistance, the technical speed of the ship, and the way it flows through the water. The  Ananda is the first ship on the on the Ayeyarwaddy River to undergo such extensive work in preparation for sailing and European designers have been involved to ensure the ship adheres to European River Vessel safety standards. We hope this will prevent any engine problems during sailings, an issue which has affected other ships on the river" explains Professor Charlie Than.