Bridge Alert Management (BAM)

Delivering real business benefits across key segments

Delivering real business benefits across key segments

What is BAM?

Bridge alert management (BAM) is a concept, defined by the IMO, for the management, handling and harmonized presentation of alerts on the bridge. BAM imposes requirements on equipment that handles and presents alerts on the bridge, including equipment that provides central alert management (CAM) system functionalities.

From 30th August 2021 compliance with IEC 62923-1 / IEC 62923-2 is mandated for new installations of Navigation equipment placed on board SOLAS ships for compliance under the EU Marine Equipment Directive (MED).

Why is BAM testing Important?

While the Marine Equipment Directive (MED) approvals process is primarily for entry into the European market, certification requires that the product is compliant with relevant International Maritime Organization resolutions. MED certificates are therefore widely accepted worldwide. BAM capable equipment without the appropriate certification is not in compliance with International Maritime Organization requirements and cannot therefore be legally released onto the market.

The following regulations apply to BAM systems:

  • IEC 62923-x – specifies the operational and performance requirements, methods of testing, and required test results for the BAM in support of IMO resolution MSC.302(87). It is applicable to all alerts presented on and transferred to the bridge.

Why choose TÜV SÜD for BAM?

The test and certification requirements for BAM follow a complex set of requirements and standards. While this can be a complicated and time-consuming process, TÜV SÜD’s state-of-the-art laboratories are fully equipped to undertake all relevant tests under one roof. Backing up our laboratory capabilities with the knowledge of the experts within our global network delivers an efficient test and certification process that minimises time to market for your marine products. With one point of contact liaising on your behalf between both TÜV SÜD and our certification specialists TÜV SÜD Danmark / TUV SUD BABT, we deliver a seamless test and certification process. Our technical experts are also actively involved in international advisory boards and standards development activities, so you can always be assured that your product is fully compliant.


TÜV SÜD is an ISO 17025 UKAS/ILAC Marine Navigation and Radio Communication Test Laboratory and are able to provide a complete test and certification service for BAM equipment against the following standards:

  • IEC 62923 - Part 1: Maritime Navigation and radiocommunication equipment and systems – Bridge alert management: Operational and performance requirements, methods of testing and required test results
  • IEC 62923 - Part 2: Maritime Navigation and radiocommunication equipment and systems – Bridge alert management: Alert and cluster identifiers and other additional features

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