Danelec DM100 VDR / S-VDR / L-VDR
The new 3rd generation of Danelec Marine VDR solution offers an unmatched flexibility in a compact and lightweight, easy to install and maintain solution. The product is designed with a strong focus on reliability and functionality in maritime environments, and meets IEC 61996-1 Ed.2 and MSC.333(90) mandatory from 1 July 2014.
The importance of VDR
Like black boxes carried on an aircraft, Voyage Data Recorders (VDRs) enable accident investigators to review procedures and instructions in the moments during an incident and help to identify the cause of any accident.
Danelec Marine VDR systems are designed to record and store, in a secure and retrievable form, information concerning the ship’s position, movement, physical status and command and control for the period leading up to and following an incident.
VDR, S-VDR or L-VDR?
Passenger ships and cargo vessels of 3.000 GT and above constructed on or after July 1, 2002 must carry a VDR to assist in accident investigations, while on cargo ships of 3.000 GT and above which were built before July 1, 2002 a Simplified VDR (S-VDR) is accepted to be fitted for the same purpose.
Light Voyage Data Recorders (L-VDR) are non-mandatory systems, intended for vessels not required to implement a VDR or a S-VDR system by law, but are in need of responsible documentation of voyage related data.