Recommended ways to extract data from your voyage data recorder

Advice to ship owners for adopting the revised performance standards for shipborne voyage data recorders (VDRs) and simplified voyage data recorders (S-VDRs).


Recommended means for extracting data from VDR and S-VDRs


This document published by the IMO provides details on how VDR and S-VDR systems, installed on or after 1 July 2006, should be supplied with accessible means for extracting stored data to a laptop computer. This enables marine accident investigators to make immediate and effective use of data after an accident.

Further information on voyage data recorders can be found on the IMO website.

Published 23 May 2012