The Furuno VR7000 VDR (Voyage Data Recorder) documents all crucial data to identify the cause of maritime casualty as well as contribute to the future prevention of the catastrophe of any kind.
A VDR is similar to the black boxes carried on aircraft. The VR7000 aids investigators in securing evidence by reviewing procedures and instructions in the moments before an accident. The VR7000 collects data from all interfaced sensors on board the vessel, storing it in an external Data Recording Unit (DRU). The system comes with two tamper-proof DRU units, one fixed and one float-free. They are designed to withstand extreme impact, pressure, shock and heat, which may happen during an incident. When the DRU is retrieved, the stored data can be replayed by authorities to investigate the cause of the accident.