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NetWave signs 36-vessel VDR fleet agreements

Written by Nick Blenkey
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Orders come from Mutawa Marine and another UAE based operator

APRIL 17, 2016 — Zoetermeer, Netherlands, based voyage data recorder specialist NetWave Systems B.V. reports that it has received orders from Abhu Dhabi headquartered Mutawa Marine Works LLC and another UAE offshore services company for fleet agreements that will see 36 vessels equipped with VDR.

The vessels operate in the Middle East and Netwave’s preferred supplier in Dubai, Zener Electronics, will perform the installations.

NetWave says that the vessels involved do not normally have to comply with the official international VDR regulations, however the owners have decided to install the VDRs as the operation environment is normally within the range where vessel above 3,000 GT operate, and contractors are requesting that VDRs to be part of the navigation equipment in order to always have data on hand in case of emergency.

“With the possibility to have Remote Monitoring of the VDRs, which enables the manager to receive heart beats, check on event logs and if needed, arrange complete downloads in case of emergency, the Netwave solution provides a management tool for the owners to always have access to the recorded data,” says Mark van Ede, Sales Director NetWave Systems B.V.

The NetWave VDRs are supported by a VDR Service Network with offices in over 65 countries, in more than 160 ports, and more than 1,100 engineers offering local APT and service support.

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