Beginning July 1, vessels must be fit or retrofit with a BNWAS, which ensures the officer on watch is alert. Its timer is reset at timed intervals, and if the reset does not occur, an alarm will be triggered on the bridge, followed by an alarm in the back-up officer’s quarters and additional alarm to alert other crew members that the watch stander is, for whatever reason, unable to carry out his or her duties.
Net-Logic’s MCU (master control unit) acts as both the primary sounder, primary reset and main control unit. In addition, it has a panic button mode that will set off all alarms in emergencies.
Watchkeeper was designed specifically for the luxury yacht market rather than a transferal product from large commercial shipping. Aesthetics and size have both been adapted to the high standards of luxury yachts and the smaller bridge space.
It usually installs in one day. For more information, visit www.net-logic.co.uk.