VDR Data Analysis
Remote VDR Data Analysis
VDR REMOTE DATA ANALYSIS
A new approach – the Remote Navigation Audit
The Remote Navigation Audit (RNA) service in collaboration with leading independent ship inspection consultants. This service is now being used by a growing number of leading shipping companies to provide increased assurance of their navigation practices.
The RNA is based on the analysis of your ships’ Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) data. A trained auditor (and qualified Master Mariner) uses their experience and knowledge to comprehensively review the data against regulations, the best practices, and company procedures using sophisticated analysis software. The use of our software ensures that we can provide the same consistently high level of analysis independent of the Make and Model of VDR, in a way that’s just not possible using the VDR manufacturer’s replay software.
The output from the RNA is a report which contains observations and recommendations that will enable you to take action to enhance navigational practices. These are backed up by screenshots and video clips, which can be used to debrief the bridge team, and/or communicate the lessons which can be learned across the fleet.
The benefits of the Remote Navigation Audit approach
• You get to choose the time period and location for the audit (i.e. you can choose the approach to a particular port, or transit through a TSS, etc. to target known or suspected problem areas/ships for the audit)• Fixed remote nav audit costs known in advance (i.e. saves on the variable travel & waiting for times/costs of conventional audits)
• No impact on Bridge Team by the presence of the auditor, enables actual routine practices & procedures to be reviewed
• Depth of review – e.g. the data can be paused/replayed by the auditor more than once to check exactly what’s happened, in a way that’s not possible with a conventional audit.• A video of the replay can be used to debrief the bridge team, and/or communicate the findings (good and bad) more widely across the fleet (desensitized if required).
• The routine use of your VDR data ensures that the VDR is functioning correctly, and the crew knows how to save and download data so that VDR data should always be available in the event of an incident.
All of this means that an RNA is a highly cost-effective way to identify navigation practices where improvements can be made, so enhancing safety and reducing the risk of navigational accidents.
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