MGN 69 – 1 b) the requirements of ship routeing and mandatory reporting systems;
The requirement is to improve the safety of navigation by;
- Reducing the risk of collision in the area of heavy traffic.
- Reducing the risk of grounding (limited depth/sea room) and protection of the marine environment.
- Manage shipping in environmentally sensitivity sea area.
* It can be made mandatory for all ships, certain ship or ships carrying certain cargo.
* Mandatory routeing measures should always be used unless the ship has genuine safety reason for not following them.
* IMO is the only recognised body for adopting and developing the guideline
* IMO routeing scheme will be shown on the chart with all details in the notes section
Ships Routeing: Publications:
- IMO Ships Routeing Guide & Annual Summary of Notice to Mariners [No 17] list traffic schemes that have been adopted.
- 2014 – SOLAS Chapter V/10 (Page 289)
- Safety of Navigation Annex V “use of IMO Adopted Routeing Schemes”
- 2015 – BPS 2.4.11 (Page 37) (Not a publication but recommended book)
The Content of IMO Ships Routeing Guide:
- Part A: General provisions
- Part B: Traffic Separation Schemes (TSS) and ITZ
- Part C: Deep Water Routes
- Part D: Areas to be avoided (any danger within TSS)
- Part E: Other routeing measures [Recommended directions of traffic flow within the precautionary area]
- Part F: Associated Rules and Recommendation [Recommendation on Nav through the English Ch & Dover strait]
- Part G: Mandatory Reporting System and mandatory no anchoring areas
Sec I—SOLAS Ch V/11—e.g. CALDOVREP is the mandatory ship reporting system.
Sec II—Mandatory routeing system and mandatory no anchoring areas.
- Part H: Adoption designation and substitution of archipelagic sea lanes
Mandatory Ships Reporting Systems—“SOLAS Chapter V/11, BPG 2.4.12 (P 38)”
- It allows coastal states to monitor ships navigating through their water & are intended to contribute to the safety of life at sea, safety and efficiency of navigation & protection of the marine environment.
- UK ships must comply with mandatory reporting schemes adopted by IMO which applies to them.
- The vessel should report while entering the scheme and if required while leaving it. If unable to report reason must be entered in the ship’s log.
- Details of Mandatory schemes can be found in ALRS and on chart Notes
Example of Mandatory Reporting System?
CALDOVREP—Calais Dover Reporting System.
Example of a Voluntary Reporting System?
AMVER – Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue System.
- Describes the content of IMO Ships Routeing Guide
- Describes the use of IMO Ships Routeing Guide
- Interprets IRPCS Rule 10
- Explains the use of Admiralty chart 5500
- Mariners Routeing Guide
- Explains the objectives of ship routeing schemes
- What’s in IMO guide to ship’s routeing?
- What’s the difference between routeing chart and guide?