Passenger ships and ships other than passenger ships of 3000 gross tonnage and upwards, constructed on or after 1 July 2002, must carry Voyage Data Recorders (VDRs) to assist in accident investigations.

Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine is approved for Annual Performance Test for VDR/SVDR according to the latest resolution of IMO MSC Circular 1222 by classification society ABS.

Our team of experienced and skilled VDR/S-VDR Surveyors operate from our Regional Offices. They are trained and equipped to carry out VDR/S-VDR APT certification.

The products for annual performance test include:
 

  • Sperry Marine Voyage Master Voyage Data Recorder
  • Sperry Marine Voyage Master II Voyage Data Recorder
  • Sperry Marine Voyage Master III Voyage Data Recorder
  • Sperry Marine Voyage Master II Simplified-Voyage Data Recorder
  • Sperry Marine Voyage Master III Simplified-Voyage Data Recorder
  • Sperry Marine Voyage Master IV
  • Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)

 

The annual testing of VDR/S-VDR is required by SOLAS regulation V/20. Guidelines on annual testing of VDR/S-VDR can be found in the MSC.1/Circ.1222, issued on 11 December 2006.

For more information about Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine Annual Performance Tests, please contact us.