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Embedded Computer Technology in Maritime Recording Equipment


  • Embedded Computer Technology in Maritime Recording Equipment

    Large shipwrecks like those of the „Jan Heweliucz“ and the „Estonia“ in the mid-1990s led to the realization that flight recorders mandatory in aviation should also be, in similar forms, used in shipping. According to the regulations of the International Maritime Organization (IMO Resolution A.861), a UN organization for maritime safety, these ‘Voyage Data Recorders’ must be used on all RoRo (roll-on/roll off) passenger ships beginning July 1, 2002. In similar terms, they are also stringently required for all new vessels of 3,000 GRT or more. However, old “barges” without passenger traffic presently are not yet required to have them installed.



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