Maritime voyage data recorder study by the European Maritime Data Management Project

Wilson, P.A. and Austin, S.C. (2010) Maritime voyage data recorder study by the European Maritime Data Management Project. International Journal of Maritime Engineering, 151, (A4), 13-25. (doi:10.3940/rina.ijme.2009.a4.160).


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The Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) has proved a valuable tool for maritime accident and incident investigation over the last 20 years. New applications, functionalities and proposals for specifications and standards were examined based upon industry survey and expert view, published reports, and likely impact of changes in technology. A high proportion of incidents are attributed to human error; many of the changes proposed here are intended to support investigators in understanding crew perception of situations. It was found that regular automated analysis of VDR records by operators could yield safety and financial benefits.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.3940/rina.ijme.2009.a4.160
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Keywords: voyage data recorders, black boxes, navigation
Subjects: V Naval Science > VM Naval architecture. Shipbuilding. Marine engineering
V Naval Science > V Naval Science (General)
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Engineering Sciences > Fluid-Structure Interactions
ePrint ID: 66548
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31 January 2010Published
22 May 2009Submitted
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2009
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:52

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