(Birkeroed, Denmark – Feb. 3, 2015) – (Marine NewsWire) The Russian Maritime Register of Shipping has issued a type approval certificate for the Danelec Marine DM100 Simplified Voyage Data Recorder (S-VDR).
The Russian type approval certifies that the Danelec DM100 S-VDR complies with the provisions of IMO Resolution MSC.163(78) and IEC 61996-2 ed.2, and clears the way for replacement of aging S-VDRs on ships sailing under the Russian flag.
Under the IMO carriage requirements, all passenger and cargo ships over 3, 000 gross tons must be fitted with an approved VDR. S-VDRs are allowed on non-passenger ships constructed prior to July 1, 2002, as an alternative to a full VDR.
“The Danelec DM100 S-VDR is designed to provide a solid, safe and simple solution to retrofit systems installed on ships built prior to 2002, ” said Hans Ottosen, CEO of Danelec Marine. “It is a totally new product based on the same platform as the new-generation DM100 VDR. It incorporates Danelec’s exclusive SoftWare Advanced Protection (SWAP) technology, which facilitates fast and easy shipboard service. The DM100 VDR and S-VDR use the same basic system architecture and share common parts and spares for easy service and repairs worldwide.”
In addition to the Russian Maritime Register, the Danelec DM100 S-VDR has been type-approved by Bundesamt für Seeschiffahrt und Hydrographie.
About Danelec Marine | Headquartered in Denmark, Danelec Marine is a leading supplier of Voyage Data Recorders (VDRs) and Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS). Danelec Marine was one of the first companies to bring to market VDRs and Simplified VDRs (S-VDRs) to meet the original IMO carriage requirements. More than 6, 000 vessels today are equipped with a VDR or S-VDR designed and manufactured by Danelec Marine. The company has factory-trained service facilities in more than 50 countries and Certified Service Centers at strategic locations worldwide. To learn more about the