Hamburg-based SAM Electronics, an L-3 company, has launched a new series of Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm Systems (BNWAS) designed for simple installation aboard both new and existing vessels of any type or size in accordance with IMO carriage regulations due to become effective from this July onwards. Type-approved by major international classification societies such as ABS, GL, Class NK and RINA, the advanced alarm and monitoring series ensures enhanced safe vessel operation via continuous surveillance of bridge activities, including detecting any operator malfunctions that could lead to accidents. Alerts can be automatically relayed to the ship’s captain and other watch personnel with the alarm system and all backup call functions and timer settings controlled and handled from the bridge console’s centralised alarm panel.
Basic features of the SAM BNWAS include main alarm panel with dimming, ship accommodation alarm panels, an assist call facility, motion sensors, reset push buttons, activation switch, reset timer inputs from radar, and force activation via steering gear and/or Trackpilot supported by flexible interfaces.
Systems also meet latest IEC 62616 performance standards and are optionally available either as stand-alone units or for integration as part of the NACOS Platinum range of all-purpose integrated bridge management assemblies.