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Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now excited to have Ben Stein as very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Panbo is going to the next level in 2019 and beyond.

2 Responses

  1. DefJef says:

    About 15 years ago I contacted KVH about developing a solid state “marine” black box similar to what is used in commercial aviation. The Marine black box would log the data from the vessel instruments… engine, weather. It would certainly come in handy in settling lawsuits.
    They weren’t interested. Is any company offering such a device and if not why isn’t such a device mandatory for commercial vessels?

  2. Norton Rider says:

    Such a device already exists and I believe the rules require a phased-in installation on vessels above a certain tonnage. It is called a Voyage Data Recorder (VDR). A number of suppliers make them (Furuno, JRC, etc.).

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