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Why using Martek approved batteries on your BNWAS onboard your vessel is important?

An international market leader in safety and environmental equipment, Martek Marine has developed Navgard™ ‐ the market’s easiest to install and fully compliant BNWAS with Type Approval from all the major Classifications Societies to IEC 62616 : 2010.

Navgard™ is the only BNWAS approved by ALL major classification societies: ABS, Bureau Veritas, China Class, Croatian Register, DNV, Germanischer Lloyds, Indian Register, Korean Register, Lloyd’s Register, Polish Register of Shipping, RINA, Russian Register.

Navgard™ has an integral high intensity siren for bridge alarm so you don’t need to buy and install a separate one and has an integral cabin select function so you don’t need to buy and install a separate selector switch. Also, Navgard™ has its own battery back‐up so you don’t have to install an additional emergency power supply cable.

However, we’ve recently been made aware of non-Martek approved batteries that are being sold and openly supplied in the market for use with our Navgard™ BNWAS, which led to a CRITICAL SAFETY WARNING being issued.

 

Are you considering using non-Martek approved Navgard™ batteries for your BNWAS?

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You need to be aware that:

  • Error LED will persist in the main unit, causing issues during surveys.
  • The non-approved battery will potentially not provide sufficient backup power to Navgard in event of a mains power outage.
  • Non-approved battery could lead to damage of electrical components on the motherboard which will lead to more expensive repairs.

 

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Navgard™ is the World’s No.1 BNWAS and is approved by all major classification societies.

Get compliant and get on with your job.

By choosing Navgard™ Batteries from Martek Marine for your BNWAS, you can rest assured that all compliance issues have been met and that you have chosen a quality product from the market leader.

Ask us for further details if this is of interest.

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