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BNWAS

BNWAS

Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System (BNWAS)

What is a BNWAS and why do you need one?

The new amendments to SOLAS Chapter V, Regulation 19 adopted through MSC.282(86), mean you're faced with more new legislation to comply with. The circular states the following:

"The purpose of the bridge navigational watch alarm system (BNWAS) is to monitor bridge activity and detect operator disability which could lead to marine accidents. The system monitors the awareness of the Officer of the Watch (OOW) and automatically alerts the Master or another qualified OOW if for any reason the OOW becomes incapable of performing the OOW's duties.

This purpose is achieved by a series of indications and alarms to alert first the OOW and, if he is not responding, then to alert the Master or another qualified OOW. Additionally, the BNWAS may provide the OOW with a means of calling for immediate assistance if required. The BNWAS should be operational whenever the ship's heading or track control system is engaged, unless inhibited by the Master."

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This means your vessels/fleet now needs to be fitted with a type approved 'Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System' (BNWAS) for your vessels' Classification Society. TG NavWatch is uniquely designed to meet the new regulatory requirement for a bridge navigational watch alarm system. It is one of the simplest solutions to install and can be delivered with all the parts you need (including cables) in a single pack - what could be easier?

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