BNWAS News

1. Application ships

(1) All cargo ships of 150 GT and upwards; and

(2) Passenger ships irrespective of size.

2. BNWAS shipborne equipment

(1) BNWAS is complied with the requirements of IMO MSC.128(75) and of type approved by the Administration or Classification.

(2) Regarding BNWAS installed on board before 1 July 2011, DOC to the MSC.128(75) issued by the manufacturer should be kept on board the ship.
When the BNWAS is not fully complied with the MSC.128(75), Exemption from the Flag State should be obtained.

3. Flag States Information/Notice for BNWAS

Flag States Information/Notice for BNWAS

Flag state Circular No. Title Download Issue date
Antigua and Barbuda Circular 2011-001 Rev.2 Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm Systems (BNWAS) Original 23 Apr. 2021
Belgium Circular 2011/003 Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm Systems (BNWAS) Original 27 Jan. 2014
Cook Islands Circular 84/2014 Interim guidance on the auto function of BNWAS Original 15 July 2014
Dominica CD-MSC 03-12 Rev01 Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System Original 2012
Germany 6231.3/1-SOLAS –Kap V/19, SLS 14/Circ. BNWAS functional equivalent arrangement in accordance with SOLAS regulation V/19 Original 4 Nov. 2011
Greece No.4339.20/02/14 Installation and specifications of the Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System (BNWAS)
- Motion sensors which are activated with the user’s involuntary movements in the bridge area are not acceptable and are not installed on board.
Original 4 Feb. 2014
Hong Kong No.43/2014 Specific Guidance on the Automatic Function Specified in the Performance Standards for a BNWAS Original 11 Nov. 2014
India M.S. Notice 04 of 2012 Carriage Requirements for a BNWAS, on Indian ships regarding. Original 9 Feb. 2012
Isle of Man MSN 061 Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm Systems (BNWAS) Original 1 Aug. 2018
Liberia Marine Notice TEC-010 Rev.07/20 Bridge Navigation Watch Alarm System (BNWAS) Original July 2020
Malta Technical Notice SLS.19 Bridge-Navigational Watch Alarm System (BNWAS) Original 6 Dec. 2012
Technical Notice SLS.29 Bridge Navigation Watch Alarm System (BNWAS) on Commercial Yachts Original 17 June 2016
Marshall Islands Marine Notice No.2-011-40 Rev.3/15 Bridge Navigation Watch Alarm Systems Original Mar. 2015
Netherlands NSI-ItS-1 Information to Shipping no.1 Original 26 Aug. 2011
NSI-ItS-2 Information to Shipping no.2 Original 24 Sep. 2012
Palau Marine Notice 142.1 Bridge Navigation Watch Alarm Systems (BNWAS) Original Oct. 2018
Panama Merchant Marine Circular MMC-229 Bridge Navigation Watch Alarm System (BNWAS) Original Aug. 2014
Singapore Shipping Circular No.21 of 2010 Bridge Navigation Watch Alarm System (BNWAS) - Motion sensor or PIRs do not meet the MSC.128(75), therefore are not accepted to be installed on board Singapore flag ships. Original 8 Dec. 2010
St. Kitts & Nevis International Ship Registry Maritime Circular No.MC/61/15 Bridge Navigational Watch System (BNWAS) Original Feb. 2015
St. Vincent and the Grenadines Circular N° SOL 060 Interim Guidance on the Auto Function of BNWAS Original 10 July 2014
Turkey No.80368960-
105.99-E.88281
BNWAS Systems and Motion Sensors Compatibility
- Motion sensors are not accepted as a reset function of BNWAS.
Original 28 Nov. 2017

4. Others

ClassNK Technical Information TEC-0975 was informed on Internet ClassNK Home page. The MSC.128(75) was attached the TEC-0975.
TEC-0975