MED certificate for Alphatron’s Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System

3 July 2014

Bureau Veritas supplied the MED certificate to Alphatron’s cost-effective and operator-friendly Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System, the AlphaBNWAS. The system is automatically engaged when the ship's autopilot is activated. It ensures situational awareness at all times and supports carrying out one-man-bridge duties.

The AlphaBNWAS monitors bridge activity and detects any absence on the bridge that could lead to shipping accidents. The system monitors the awareness of the Officer of the Watch and warns the Master and/or another qualified Officer if the Officer of the Watch becomes incapable of performing duties through whatever cause. 800 systems sold So far over 800 sets of AlphaBNWAS are sold. Advantages of the AlphaBNWAS for the user are:
  • Cost-effective design;
  • Operator-friendly;
  • All mandatory requirements according to IMO 128(75) in one single housing;
  • Extendable by means of extra reset buttons;
  • Easy to install in any existing bridge due to the compact housing;
Mandatory for vessels 150-500GT Instalment of a BNWAS is currently mandatory for existing vessels of 150-500 Gross Tonnage. The AlphaBNWAS would match these vessels perfectly. It is an economic and scalable system, with the option to install only a main unit or an extensive system for larger vessels. New passive infrared motion sensor A new model passive infrared (PIR) motion sensor with a more focused beam will make it easier to detect only a small selected area on the bridge. The new compact wall mounted version will replace the current ceiling mounted version.
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