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SOLAS Chapter V - Safety of navigation
Geldigheid:21-07-2021 t/m Versie:vergelijk Status: Geldig vandaag

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Legend / Explanation of abbreviations:

  • COLREG: International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972, as amended
  • FSS: International Code for Fire Safety Systems
  • IACS: International Association of Classification Societies
  • IMO: International Maritime Organisation
  • LSA: International Life-Saving Appliances Code
  • NSI: Netherlands Shipping Inspectorate
  • RO: Recognised Organisation
  • SOLAS: the International Convention for the Safety of ife at Sea, 1974, and its protocol of 1988: articles, annexes and certificates, as amended

Sound reception system (11-10)

With regard to SOLAS regulation V/19.2.1.8, the NSI:

  1. requires a sound reception system to be type approved;
  2. does not consider other means equivalent to a sound reception system to enable the officer in charge of the navigational watch to hear sound signals and determine their direction;  
  3. defines:
    1. a totally enclosed bridge as a bridge without open bridge wings, meaning that bridge wings form an integral part of an enclosed wheelhouse;
    2. a catwalk as an extension to a deck outside a totally enclosed bridge wide enough to allow the safe passage of a person; and
  4. prohibits a catwalk to be considered as an open bridge wing.

Performance Monitor extra radar

With regard to SOLAS regulation V/18.7, for ships built on or after 24 September 2012, the NSI requires any radar equipment, installed in addition to the radar equipment required to meet the requirements of SOLAS regulation V/19, to:

  1. conform to the performance standard set out in the annex to ‘Revised Recommendation on performance standards for radar equipment’ (resolution MSC.192(79)); and
  2. be equipped with a performance monitor, unless it is demonstrated that a performance monitor cannot practically be installed, for which an exemption may be granted by the NSI on a case-by-case basis.

Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm Systems

With regard to SOLAS regulation V/19.2.2.4, and taking into account SOLAS regulation V/20.2 as well as Regulation Safety Seagoing Vessels article 24.2 and article 41a , the NSI:

  1. requires a bridge navigational watch alarm system installed on or after 1 July 2009 and prior to 1 July 2011 to fully comply with the Performance standards for a bridge navigational watch alarm system (BNWAS) - (resolution MSC.128(75);  
  2. exempts bridge navigational watch alarm systems installed prior to 1 July 2009 from full compliance with the Performance standards for BNWAS (resolution MSC.128(75)), provided that:
    1. the bridge navigational watch alarm system complies with the requirements as set out in Notice to Shipping 234/1988, which may be demonstrated by a functional check, type approval certificate or any documentation; or
    2. it concerns vessels transferred to Netherlands flag register from a register of another Administration, provided the BNWAS was approved by the Administration of the previous flag and demonstration of compliance with the applicable requirements of that Administration in force before 1 July 2009 may be effected in a similar way;

the following remark has been included in the ship’s Record of Safety Equipment: “Existing BNWAS, installed before 1 July 2009, which complies with national requirements at time of installation and is consequently, in accordance with article 41a of the Regulation safety seagoing vessels, exempted from full compliance with resolution MSC.128(75).”

Further, the NSI:

  1. requires a bridge navigational watch alarm system installed prior to 1 July 2011 on a ship fitted with a simplified voyage data recorder (S-VDR) to be interfaced with the S-VDR, unless the bridge navigational watch alarm system does not provide, nor can be modified to provide for the input data to be recorded by the S-VDR, as declared by the manufacturer of the bridge navigational watch alarm system (or similar evidence demonstrating that the required data is not available and that the BNWAS cannot be adapted for this); and
  2. requires, as an interim measure and pending a revision of the Performance standards for a BNWAS (resolution MSC.128(75), the automatic operation mode of a bridge navigational watch alarm system, if it is available, not to be used, as set out in Guidance on the BNWAS auto function (MSC.1/Circ.1474).

Nautical charts (ECDIS) and nautical publications in digital format

With regard to SOLAS regulation V/19.2.1.4, V/19.2.1.5 and V/27, the NSI:

  1. permits a second electronic chart display and information system (ECDIS) as an equivalent to the appropriate portfolio of paper charts, also when sailing in the raster chart display system (RCDS) mode in waters for which only raster navigational charts (RNCs) are available, provided that the conditions, as set out in the Netherlands equivalent arrangement (XQ9818), have been met.
  2. permits nautical publications to be of a digital format;  
  3. requires the back-up arrangements for nautical publications to comply, where relevant to nautical publication, with the requirements as set out in the appendix 6 of the ‘Revised performance standards for electronic chart display and information systems (ECDIS)’, as set out in the annex to resolution MSC.232(82) , as follows:
    1. The back-up arrangement for nautical publications may consist of a data storage facility including means of presenting and printing;  
    2. The back-up arrangement should be independent from the main facility and preferably be located close to or on the navigation bridge;    
    3. The main computer should, as a minimum, meet the standards, as set out in the IEC 60945 standard, as amended;
    4. The back-up arrangement should meet the EMS requirements as set out in the IEC 60945 standard;  
    5. The computers shall meet any requirements as stated by the supplier of the digital nautical publication at all times;
    6. Displays, screens and peripherals should be visible, dimmable and clearly readable at all times;
    7. Software used on the main as well as the back-up arrangement may differ in format as long as it is compatible with the software used for the nautical publication;
    8. Both the main as well as the back-up arrangement should be capable of printing;
    9. Both the main as well as the back-up arrangement should have up to date antivirus software installed;
    10. Both the main as well as the back-up arrangement should be kept up to date on a weekly basis with software updates and updates for the publications; and
    11. In case the software is installed on a network, via a LAN application, this network should be redundant.

Pilot transfer arrangement (11-04)

With regard to SOLAS regulation V/23.3.2 and V/23.3.3.1.4, for ships where:

  1. the distance from sea level to the point of access to, or egress from, the ship exceeds 9 m;
  2. it is intended to embark and disembark pilots by means of the accommodation ladder, or other equally safe and convenient means in conjunction with a pilot ladder; and
  3. such equipment is capable of being transferred for use on either side of the ship,

the NSI requires:

  1. due allowance to be made for an adverse list of up to 15˚ when transferring the equipment; and
  2. the accommodation ladder to comply with the ‘Guidelines for construction, installation, maintenance and inspection/survey of means of embarkation and disembarkation’ (MSC.1/Circ.1331).
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