According to new rules from SOLAS regulation XII/ 12 and 13, IACS S24 it will be required to have a water ingress system for water detection in cargo holds on all bulk carriers. The system shall measure the presence of water in the inner bottom in

any holds reaching a height of 0,5 m and another height of not less than

15 % of the depth of holds but not more than 2 m.

Furthermore, also holds located partially or totally forward of the foremost cargo hold, and ballast tanks located forward of the foremost cargo hold and collision bulkhead of Bulk carrier.


In that respect, Omicron has launched a new level alarm system based on intrinsically safe equipment and according to IMO APPLICATION REQUIREMENT for this type of system. The system is type approved by DnV.