Remote Navigation Auditing or VDR /S-VDR Analysis:
Present practices used to assess and enhance Navigational safety is :
a) Navigational Audit (Internal and External)
b) Vetting inspections
But unfortunately the limitations of these practices are:
a) These audits are announced audits, which provide sufficient time for preparation.
b) These type of audits are mostly conducted while vessel is not navigating and the audit scope is limited to verification of
Navigational records & equipment.
c) Report is prepared based on the assessment of limited time period and not necessarily cover critical phases of Navigation.
d) Behavioral aspects of Navigating Officers are not being effectively assessed.
Our audit service supported by a comprehensive analytics of VDR data captures actual performance of the bridge team covering all phases of Navigation and provides detailed information/report of Bridge Team complying with the companies Navigational procedures /practices and focusses on imbibing discipline within the Bridge team.
This proactive analysis of VDR data on a regular basis will provide an important tool to assess bridge team performance, helps to identify & implement preventive measures and reinforce positive operational safety culture within the bridge team.