Mermaid Release Notes: Version

Happy new year to all our users! We are settled back into the new year here and development continues apace. Here are the release notes for the latest release version, released this afternoon.

New Features

MM-1382: Add a Maximum Suspension Time option.

We’ve added the ability to limit the suspension time in your operation. Previously, a task or group could be suspended indefinitely due to weather. We now allow the user to choose a maximum suspension time so that your simulation can more closely match the realities of a marine operation. Read more >

Limiting the maximum suspension time for tasks which are allowed to suspend

Indefinite suspensions

For a long time it has been possible to allow tasks and groups of work in Mermaid to suspend, meaning that work is allowed to stop once it has started but before it is complete.  There are two cases for this, Fully Suspendable which allows the vessel to come and go as it pleases, and If Holding Station which requires the vessel(s) to remain at the working location throughout the suspension.  In both cases the length of time for which work can stop has been unlimited.   Read more >