(1) All cargo ships of 150 GT and upwards; and
(2) Passenger ships irrespective of size.
(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.
|Flag state||Circular No.||Title||Download||Issue date|
|Antigua and Barbuda||Circular 2011-001 Rev.1||Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm Systems (BNWAS)||Original||June 2014|
|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|
|BNWAS Systems and Motion Sensors Compatibility
- Motion sensors are not accepted as a reset function of BNWAS.
|Original||28 Nov. 2017|
ClassNK Technical Information TEC-0975 was informed on Internet ClassNK Home page. The MSC.128(75) was attached the TEC-0975.