Jun 06, 2021

X-Press Pearl Voyage Data Recorder handed over to CID

Sri Lanka’s Criminal Investigations Department is continuing its investigations on the X-Press Pearl container ship disaster.
Police Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana speaking to News 1st said statements were recorded from 20 crew members and officials attached to Merchant Shipping with respect to the investigations.
The Voyage Data Recorder which was recovered on Saturday (05) was handed over to the Criminal Investigations Department for investigations.
VDR is an instrument safely installed on a ship to continuously record vital information related to the operation of a vessel. VDR data on a ship can be used as vital information during an accident investigation.