What is BNWAS

A Bridge Navigation Watch Alarm system (BNWAS) is a mandated safety device that ensures the officer on watch is alert and competent to carry out their duties.

The system is a timing device located in the wheelhouse or navigation position, at regular intervals the unit must be reset, if this procedure is not carried out an alert to ships staff in specific officer areas and crew is triggered after a period of 15 seconds via an audible alarm. The Net Logic BNWAS complies fully with IEC62616 and carries approval from the MCA, CCA, RS and NK. All requirements given in IMO res A.694(17) and associated with IEC 60945 are fulfilled with the Net-Logic BNWAS