KMSS Receive Greek Type Approval For MBB

Tuesday, August 13, 2002
Kongsberg Maritime Ship Systems (KMSS) has received type approval from the Greek authorities for its Maritime Black Box (MBB®) Voyage Data Recorder. The KMSS MBB® has previously received type approval in other world regions but the latest announcement means that it can now be installed on commercial vessels of Greek ownership. With the majority of accidents at sea caused by human error, the Voyage Data Recorder has become an extremely important piece of onboard equipment. The KMSS MBB® offers high-end functionality for the recording and storing of ships data in case of an incident or accident. Designed and tested to IMO and SOLAS standards, the Protected Storage Unit can withstand an extreme amount of stress, whilst the Data Control Unit (DCU) operates the entire system. In addition to the main units, KMSS also offer a Replay and Evaluation Unit (REU) that utilises the data collected by the PSU and DCU for training purposes. It gives users a hands on view of how real-life situations should be dealt with and can also be used for other applications such as Radar and ECDIS image distribution, voyage reports, engine logs and the back-up of information to CD-Rom. On July 2, 2002 revisions to SOLAS Chapter V changed the regulations on the implementation of VDR’s on several commercial ship classes and a current IMO feasibility study, to be completed in 2004 is working towards mandatory implementation of VDR’s on all commercial vessels.
Maritime Reporter September 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Marine Electronics

Hydrographic Survey of Malacca Strait Underway

A hydrographic survey of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore (SOMS) was launched today by the three littoral States - Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore - and

ECDIS Ordered for 20 Indonesia Surveillance Vessels

Transas ECDIS has been selected for installation on board 20 surveillance vessels under operation of the Directorate General of Marine Resources and Fisheries Surveillance,

NMEA Award for Simrad HALO Pulse Compression Radar

Simrad HALO Pulse Compression Radar has been awarded the Technology Award at the 2015 National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) Conference and Expo in Baltimore, Md.

Maritime Security Maritime Standards Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Electronics Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1197 sec (8 req/sec)