Understand what went wrong

“Black box” recorders are now fitted in many applications to help understand what caused an accident – but how do you get the full picture of what actually happened?

Ships black boxes are known as Voyage Data Recorders (VDRs), and since their introduction we have been supplying systems and services to ensure our customers get maximum value from their recorded VDR data. Our maritime customers are based around the world, and include shipping companies, accident investigators, insurance companies, law firms, consultants and national regulatory, enforcement, and investigation authorities.

We provide VDR analysis and replay facilities, and our MADAS software enables the VDR data to be combined with data from other sources (such as maritime charts, witness statements, AIS, VTS, and GPS data etc) to get a comprehensive and detailed view of exactly what actually happened to cause the accident.