INTERSCHALT maritime systems reports that Holland America Line is retrofitting its entire fleet of 15 cruise ships with its VDR G4 and its BLUETRACKER software, which automates data flow from vessel to shore.
Otesat-Maritel has expanded its portfolio through the addition of GMDSS (Global Maritime Distress and Safety System) annual radio survey and VDR / SVDR performance testing services.
The latest findings from the investigation into the tragic grounding of the Costa Concordia have indicated that the ship's Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) was not operational before the accident, according to reports in the Italian press.
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