VDR Annual Performance Testing: Leveraging Danelec’s VDR Remote Services to Prepare and Optimise Engineer and Technician Visits

  • Written by
    Christian Kock, CCO
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In the maritime world, the efficiency and readiness of technicians and engineers before they visit a ship plays a pivotal role in ensuring smooth operations and reducing operational expenses. This is true for routine service calls and emergency fixes, as well as regulatory work such as Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) Annual Performance Tests.

The SOLAS VDR regulations and performance standards state that a voyage data recorder system, including all sensors, must be subjected to an annual performance test carried out by qualified and approved personnel. Danelec's VDR Remote Services offer an unmatched advantage in this context. By providing real-time insights and comprehensive diagnostics remotely, technicians can arrive not only equipped with the right tools but also with the precise spare parts needed for the task at hand.

In an industry where every additional hour a ship spends in port translates to tangible financial implications, there's no room for ambiguity or delays so ship owners, managers and charterers need technicians that can get in and out quickly, while doing a job that doesn’t need a return visit. The transient nature of ships—moving continuously between ports, countries, and continents—makes rescheduling follow-up visits both complex and costly.

Danelec's innovative VDR remote services, including pre-APT testing, address these challenges head-on, unlocking reduced downtime, cost savings, and elevated operational efficiency by ensuring that professionals know exactly what is needed before they even reach the ship. These benefits show that when it comes to sending technicians and engineers to ships, meticulous preparation is not just an added advantage—it's a necessity.

Try our VDR remote services today to start saving time and money on your VDR maintenance and regulatory workstreams.

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