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Information about Voyage Data Recorders (VDRs)

It is essential for the comprehensive examination and root cause analysis of a marine casualty to display certain technical data in the aftermath. The Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) is a device similar to the so-called “blackbox” that has been used for the investigation of aircraft accidents for quite some time. It provides the BSU’s investigators with audio, video and engine data, thereby allowing to comprehend and assess onboard procedures and crew instructions for a certain pre-accident time period.

Root cause analysis using Voyage Data Recorders (VDRs)
You can also find a flyer in German on the topic of VDR in the download area.