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The Maritime Rescue Coordination Center (MRCC) Madrid coordinates search and rescue operations. Maritime Rescue Coordination Centers (MRCC) and Martime Rescue Coordination Subcenters (MRSC) are located, along with an e-mail contact, as follows 1. Atlantic coast MRCC Bilbao MRSC Santander MRCC Gijon MRSC Coruna MRCC Finisterre MRSC Vigo MRSC Huelva MRSC Cadiz MRSC Tarifa Mediterranean coast MRSC Algeciras MRCC Almeria MRSC Cartagena MRCC Valencia MRSC Castellon MRSC Tarragona h. MRCC Palma...

Zone Descriptions

The Eastern Canada VTS Zone (ECAREG) consists of Canadian waters on the E coast of Canada S of the parallel of 60 N latitude and in the St. Lawrence River E of the meridian of 66 W longitude, except the waters within Ungava Bay and the waters within the VTS Zones referred to in the Vessel Traffic Services Zone Regulations. Arctic Canada. The Arctic Canada VTS Zone (NORDREG) includes those waters of Ungava Bay, Hudson Bay, and James Bay S of the parallel of 60 N latitude and the...

Firing Practise Area Den Helder

Two firing practice areas are located in this vicinity, as follows 1. Firing practice with artillery takes place from position 52 47.1'N, 4 40.3'E. The firing area consists of a danger sector between 254 and 327 or between 327 and 000 , measured from the battery, over a maximum distance of 9 miles. When firing is in progress, two red flags will be hoisted as a warning signal, one near beach pole 19 and the other about 300m further N. 2. Firing practice with artillery takes place from one of...

Search and Rescue

The Norwegian Rescue Services for sea, air, and land are regarded as one organization under the common heading of life-saving service. The sea rescue service combines a number of public and private institutions, coordinated through the police, who have general responsibility and authority for the saving of lives. Among these institutions are the pilotage, light, and harbor authorities civil defense and fishery organizations and the Norwegian Lifeboat Society (Norwegian Society for Rescue of...

Section Entry passage and notification requirement when navigating through Norwegian internal watersFor

Foreign, non-military vessels, entry into and passage through Norwegian internal waters is restricted to the following activities (a) Navigation to and from Norwegian ports in connection with loading, unloading, restocking, bunkering, carrying out necessary repairs or carrying out binding agreements with Norwegian interests. Laytime in a Norwegian port shall be limited to the necessary length of time as dictated by the purpose of the call at the port. (b) Navigation in transit via specified sea...

Prohibited Areas

The following prohibited areas have been established in Croatian waters 1. A sea belt, 100m wide, along the N shore of Poluotok Lustica peninsula, between Spiljice and Donji Krasici and between Rose and Rt Dobrac. 2. A sea belt, 300m wide, along the N shore of Malo More from Uvala Vodice to Rt Meded, delimited by the following shore points 42 59.4'N, 17 28.5'E and 42 56.4'N, 17 32.8'E. 3. The sea area in the Stonski Kanal, within a line joining Rt Blaca and Zuronja. 4. In two areas within 300m...

Local VTS Zone Reports

With respect to Local VTS Zones as specified in the Vessel TrafSc Services Zone Regulations, the master of a ship shall report to the MCTS Officer in accordance with the regulations described below. Information Required. Depending on the reporting requirements, the following information may be required to be reported 2. The radio call sign of the ship. 4. Estimated time that the ship will enter the VTS Zone. 5. The destination of the ship. 6. Estimated time the ship will arrive at its...

Deep Sea Pilotage

A deep-sea pilot is strongly recommended for infrequent visitors to the area and for all vessels constrained by their draft. Vessels requiring a deep-sea pilot should request this service through DANPILOT or other designated stations. Pilotage through Route T from Skagen to Bornholm and vice versa can be ordered through a coast radio station from the following When ordering a pilot, the following information is required 1. Vessel's name and call sign. 2. ETA at pilot boarding position from...

Ship Reporting System

The Adriatic Traffic Reporting System ADRIREP is a mandatory reporting system for the following vessels 1. Oil tankers of 150 grt and over. 2. All vessels of 300 grt and over carrying dangerous or polluting cargo, either in bulk or break bulk. ADRIREP Sector Reporting Information Note. Northbound and southbound vessels entering Sector 5 shall transmit the First Report or Position Report, as applicable, to the competent authority to where to vessel is going to or coming from. The operational...

Firing and Training Areas in the Aegean

The area E of the line connecting position 40 37'N, 26 04'E on the coast and position 40 19'N, 26 13'E Buyukkemikli Burnu Light . Area 62 Meric . Area bounded by lines joining the following positions Area 63 Anafarta Training Area . Area bounded by lines Area 71 Central Aegean Sea . Area bounded by lines Area 64 Mehmetcik . Area bounded by lines joining the Area 72 Foka . Area bounded by lines joining the fol- Area 65 Kumkale . Area bounded by lines joining the Area 73...

High Speed Craft

High speed craft now operate in many coastal areas of the United Kingdom. These craft usually operate on fixed routes and carry passengers, cars, and freight. They operate at speeds of 31 to 50 knots, which is considerably faster than other vessels. These vessels carry no special identification signals and have no special privileges or obligations under COLREGS72. The high speeds of these vessels may increase the likelihood of hazardous situations and bring the risk of collision from unexpected...

Traffic Reporting Entry into or passage through Norwegian Territorial Waters NTW

The following definitions apply to this section 1. Baseline Straight lines joining the outermost points of the entire coast of Norway. 2. Norwegian Internal Waters NIW All waters inside the baseline. 3. Norwegian Territorial Waters NTW All waters within the territorial limits of Norway extending 4 miles seaward from the baseline. All foreign non-military vessels are to keep Norwegian Authorities informed when sailing in Norwegian Territorial Waters NTW . This is to be done by sending an Arrival...

Buoyage System

IALA Buoyage System Region A is in effect. See Chart No. 1 for further IALA Buoyage System information. In winter, floating aids to navigation could be damaged, drift, or be lost. Weather conditions may also necessitate their withdrawal from station. At the beginning of winter many lightships and lighted buoys are replaced by small buoys more capable of resisting damage or loss. Topmarks and radar reflectors on remaining buoys are removed. Red reflectors may bleach causing a yellow reflection...

Regulations

Vessels in transit or stationary within the territorial waters, except when alongside in port, should maintain a continuous listening watch on VHF channel 16 and respond to calls by official vessels and French coast radio stations. Vessels over 1,600 grt must remain at least 10 miles of the coast of Martinique except when in waiting areas or when using approach or access channels. The SURNAV system is intended to prevent accidental pollution in the territorial water of Martinique and the waters...

Reporting Systems

The English Channel and Dover Strait Movement Report System MAREP is a voluntary reporting system which applies to the following vessels 1. All merchant vessels over 300 grt. Vessels of 300 grt and under are strongly encouraged to participate. 2. Any vessels not under command or at anchor in a Traffic Separation Scheme TSS or an Inshore Traffic Zone ITZ . 3. Any vessel restricted in its ability to maneuver. 4. Any vessel with defective navigational aids. The reporting area is bounded by, as...

Reporting System

SHIPPOS is the radio reporting system for Danish waters of the Baltic Sea, including the 17m minimum depth route known as Route T. Its object is to ensure the safety of navigation and reduce the risk of pollution of Danish coasts and waters that may result from grounding or collisions of oil tankers, gas tankers, and chemical tankers by 1. Informing shipping about the movements of large vessels, so that smaller vessels can take into account the limited maneuverability of these larger vessels...

Reporting System SURNAV

The SURNAV system is intended to prevent accidental pollution in the territorial water of French Guiana and the waters within 50 miles of the coast of French Guiana. The regulations are mandatory for the following vessels 1. Vessels carrying the following cargo a. Hydrocarbons, including oil as specified in Appendix 1 to Annex 1 of MARPOL 73 . b. Dangerous substances Class A and Class B to Appendix 2 to Annex 2 of MARPOL 73 . d. Certain bulk chemical products. 2. Vessels providing assistance to...

Surnav

SURNAV is a system designed to monitor the movements and condition of vessels carrying hydrocarbons, dangerous cargo, or noxious substances navigating in the approaches to the French coasts of the North Sea, the English Channel, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea. Vessels carrying the indicated cargo shall report to the appropriate CROSS station, as given in the accompanying table. Movement information. Vessels indicated above intending to enter or pass through French territorial...