Lloyd’s Register has issued Statutory Alert to inform that the IMO has issued interim guidance (contained in circular MSC.1/Circ.1474) that the automatic operational mode on bridge navigational watch alarm systems (BNWAS), if available, should not be used.
The guidance follows concerns raised over the use of the automatic mode at a meeting of the IMO’s NAV Sub-Committee and the resulting conclusion that the automatic mode is not usable on a ship compliant with the SOLAS Convention.
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Thank you & Best Regards,
Eng. Dimitrios Nikolaos Spanos