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Reference EN 61996-1:2008
Title Maritime navigation and radiocommunication equipment and systems - Shipborne voyage data recorder (VDR) - Part 1: Voyage data recorder (VDR) - Performance requirements, methods of testing and required test results
Project Number 21137
Abstract/Scope Specifies the minimum performance requirements, technical characteristics and methods of testing, and required test results, for shipborne voyage data recorder (VDR) installations as required by Chapter V of the International Convention for Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), as amended. Takes account of IMO resolution A.694(17) and is associated with IEC 60945.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2008-07-16
Current Stage code deadline 2009-03-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 80
Reference Document IEC 61996-1:2007 (EQV)
ICS 47.020.70 - Navigation and control equipment
Keywords Maritime; Navigation; Radiocommunication; Shipborne; Voyage data recorder
Note Supersedes EN 61996:2000 * Superseded by EN 61996-1:2013
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6060 2008-07-16 2009-03-01 export to doc file  EN  DE
5099 2008-06-01 2008-08-01  
5061 2008-04-28 2008-06-01  
5060 2007-09-14 2007-10-05 export to doc file  EN
5020 2007-02-09 2007-07-13  
1090 2007-02-06 2007-02-09  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2008-06-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2008-07-16
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2008-09-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2009-03-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2011-06-01


Supersedes EN 61996:2000
Superseded by EN 61996-1:2013
Normative reference (6) IMO Resolution A.689:1991
IMO A.658:1989
Eurocae: ED56A
ITU-R M.633-1:1990
IMO Resolution MSC 214(81)
IMO A.861:1997
IMO Resolution A.830(19):1995
IMO A.810:1995
SAE AS 8045:1988
IMO A.662:1989
IMO Resolution A.694 (17):1991
EN 60068-2-27:1993
EN 60268-16:2003
EN 60945:2002
IEC 61097-2:2008
IEC 61097-7:1996
EN 61162-1:2008
EN 61162-2:1998
EN 61260:1995
EN 61672-1:2003

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