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Are you aware of the potential issues that can be caused on your Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System of using non-Martek approved Navgard™ batteries?

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?

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.

Martek Marine is here to steer you in the right direction when it comes to purchasing a battery for your Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System. Ensure your fleet is in safe hands.

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.

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