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23 June, 2014
 
Statutory Alert: Interim guidance on the auto function of bridge navigational watch alarm systems (BNWAS)
Applicability: All shipowners and operators
 

The IMO has issued interim guidance (contained in circular MSC.1/Circ.1474) that the automatic operational mode on bridge navigational watch alarm systems (BNWAS), if available, should not be used.
 
This is an interim measure pending a revision of the performance standards for BNWAS contained in IMO Resolution MSC.128 (75).
 
The guidance follows concerns raised over the use of the automatic mode at a meeting of the IMO’s NAV Sub-Committee and the resulting conclusion that the automatic mode is not usable on a ship compliant with the SOLAS Convention. 

What to do now
Owners and operators should ensure that masters of ships fitted with a bridge navigational watch alarm system are aware of this information.


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