The Influence on Safety at Sea from the Voyage Data Recorder (VDR)Download PDF
There is no doubt that the use of Shipborne Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) in the commercial maritime industry has made a substantial contribution to the understanding of accident causes and the improvement of safety. Although the primary purpose of the VDR is for accident investigation after the fact, innovative uses of the VDR by the operators both in real-time and post voyage modes have demonstrated VDRs can improve safety of operations. This paper demonstrates the system overview, IMO requirements and some Influence on Safety at Sea from the VDR.
Keywords: Sea Safety, VDR etc.