Tag Archive: V/19

ClassNK BNWAS Requirements UPDATE

Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK) added some guidelines to the 62616 Bridge navigational watch alarm system (BNWAS) standard.

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What is BNWAS ?

The acronym BNWAS is an abbreviation for “Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System”.

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New IMO requirement for BNWAS

1 January 2011: Entry into force of June 2009 amendments to SOLAS ECDIS and BNWAS to be made mandatory under SOLAS Amendments to SOLAS regulation V/19, to make mandatory the carriage of Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) and Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm Systems (BNWAS), under SOLAS chapter V, Safety of Navigation.

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