23 July 2020

Introduction of Bridge alert management (BAM)

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

It is highly likely that the same requirements will be mandated for the UK implementation of the Marine Equipment Directive following formal UK exit from the current UK-EU transition period on 31st December 2020.

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.

IEC 62923 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.

TÜV SÜD is an ISO 17025/ILAC Marine Navigation and Radio Communication Test Laboratory for testing at our own Laboratory premises in Fareham Hampshire UK or at your own site anywhere in the world. We are also listed as a EU MED Notified Body and forthcoming UK Approved Body for Marine Navigation and Radio Communication Equipments. In addition to TÜV SÜD’s EU Marine Equipment Certification capabilities we are preparing for UK Conformity Assessment and ISO 17025 accredited test capabilities for BAM equipment.

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