Danelec Marine has received type approvals from the U.S. Coast Guard and China Classification Society (CCS) for its DM100 series Voyage Data Recorders (VDRs).
The U.S. Coast Guard approval applies to the Danelec DM100 Simplified Voyage Data Recorders (S-VDRs) and clears the way for older U.S. flag ships to upgrade their S-VDRs to the new-generation state-of-the-art Danelec Marine products. The Danelec DM100 VDR was already U.S. Coast Guard certified. The CCS type approval applies to the Danelec DM100 VDR.
“It’s important to note that Danelec Marine’s DM100 VDRs and S-VDRs have full unconditional type approval to meet all of the IMO and IEC technical requirements,” said Hans Ottosen, CEO of Danelec Marine. “This includes the provision calling for Ethernet connections to record video data from the ship’s ECDIS and radars via the IEC 61162-450 standard. Some other VDR products do not meet this requirement and therefore have only provisional approvals.”
The Danelec DM100 products have also been approved by other international maritime certification bodies, including BSH, Russian Maritime Register and Singapore MPA.
The Danelec DM100 VDR and S-VDR are based on the same architecture. They share common parts and spares for easy service and repairs, and incorporate Danelec Marine’s signature SoftWare Advanced Protection (SWAP) technology for fast and easy shipboard service. Both products also support Danelec’s exclusive VDRConnect remote access option, which provides selective download of VDR datasets at shore offices.