Bridge Alert Management System BAMS

  • Totem Bridge Alert Management System (BAMS) presents bridge alarms and warnings on one central panel, and enables easy identification of the source as well as rapid silencing of the audible alarm.

    • The BAMS is type approved by GL, is in accordance with latest IMO resolutions: MSC.302(87); MSC.252(83); IEC 61924 ed.2; A.694 (17); MSC.1021(26) ; DNV NAUT-OSV.
    • The system can be installed on any type of vessel.
    • BAMS can be operated in 3 different modes: Sea mode (default), Silent mode (no audible alarms) or Anchor mode (alert if position drifted etc.
    • The system can be integrated (option) with Totem Navigation Bridge Watch Alarm System (Totem BNWAS).
    Totem Plus Tankmate
    • Displays on one or two (option) touch screens all alarms from various bridge sources.
    • Enables Silence of audible alarm from one or two (option) central locations.
    • Enables Acknowledge of alarms from one or two (option) central locations.
    • One year Log of all system events (system ON/OF, fault resets, alarms log, user activity log, etc.)
    • Download of Log files to external media (via USB)
    • If alarm description or related information is available then BAMS reports the information content and allows acknowledgment from the panel.
  • Functional Specification:

    • One 10” touch screen (2 as an option)
    • Microcontroller based Data Acquisition Unit
    • 11 Serial Inputs
    • 70 digital I/O

    Electrical Specification:

    • Operating Voltage: 100/240VAC 50/60Hz 3/2.5 A
    • Secondary Operating Voltage: 24VDC 4A

    Environmental Specification:

    • Operational temperature: -15 to +55 ˚C
    • Maximum Humidity: 93% no condensation



FNV B 800 Bridge alert management system (BAMS)
801 The ship shall be equipped with a bridge alert management system centralising the alert of all navigational functions.
Guidance note:
The central alert display (CAM-HMI) may be an integral part of the conning display

DNV OS-V -2104

502 The following instruments and equipment shall be installed within reach from a sitting position:

  • chart radar
  • propulsion control
  • propulsion back-up control (when provided)
  • heading control system or track control system (as provided)
  • manual steering control with override control of automatic systems
  • mode selector switch and means for take command at workstation (steering, propulsion, thrusters)
  • VHF
  • UHF
  • automatic telephone
  • whistle push button
  • emergency stop for propellers/ thrusters
  • engine alarm panel (engine alarm panel/ E0 alarm panel might be included in central alarm panel)
  • window wiper and wash controls for the windows within the required field of vision
  • searchlight controls (when provided).

A 800 Interface to bridge alert management system (BAMS)
801 All equipment that gives audible alarms or audible warning signals shall be provided with a communication
interface suitable for presentation and acknowledgement of their alerts by a central BAMS CAM-HMI.
Guidance note:
The communication interface protocol should include the alarm status message in accordance with IEC 61162-1, i.e.
transmitting/receiving $..ALR/ACK messages or the $..ALF/ALC/ACM /ARC messages.