Swedish Lightships

Swedish lightships may exhibit the following signals if a vessel is observed standing into danger. A gun may be fired, the Morse letter U may be made by siren or flashing light, or the International Code flag U is displayed. Lightships out of position discontinue their characteristic lights and fog signals. If possible, they will lower their day-marks and make the following signals 1. By day Two black balls, one forward and one aft. Red flags may be substituted, if the balls constitute the...

Zone

These zones are in use from 0800 to 2000 each day (excluding Saturdays and holidays for Zone 1, and excluding holidays for Zone 2). On the above days and times, vessels that must navigate through the prohibited zone to reach the coast, and particularly the port of Arbatax, must be explicitly authorized to do so by the local maritime authority. Caution. Explosives dumping areas have been reported (1999) in the Adriatic Sea and off the coast of Italy. These areas, which may best be seen on the...

Wind Turbines

The United Kingdom is in the process of developing offshore wind farms for the generation of electricity. It appears (2003) that these developments will be clustered in the following regions 2. The greater Wash area on the E coast of England. Wind farms may consist of 60 or more turbine generators spaced 200m or more apart. Cables connect the individual turbines to a separate offshore substation platform, which is connected by a cable to an onshore substation. The turbines are mounted on a...

Swedish Fishing Markers

In Swedish waters, fishing gear which is not laid in the customary navigational channels is marked with floats by day. At night, a violet light marks the fixed end and a white light the drifting end. Caution must be exercised not to foul the gear. Eel nets are usually set out from May to December along the S coast of Sweden. The nets are either made fast to poles or strung from anchored plastic balls. The outer end is marked by a fixed violet light and a black flag, or a topmark on the...

Submarine Operating Areas

Although submerged submarines may be encountered at any point on the French coast, vessels should be particularly attentive in the vicinity of the ports of Brest and Lorient. French naval vessels while exercising with submarines will fly the appropriate international signal indicating that a submarine in the vicinity is submerged. All other vessels, therefore, should clear the area without stopping their screws, keeping a careful lookout ahead for a periscope or a snorkel. Zones prohibited to...

Search and Rescue

The Maritime Rescue Coordination Center (MRCC) Tallinn is responsible for coordinating search and rescue operations and can be contacted by e-mail, as follows Two Maritime Rescue Coordination Subcenters (MRSC) are located at MRSC Kuressaare and MRSC Kardla. MRCC Tallinn, in addition to the coast radio stations at Tallinn (ESA) and Pamu (ESP), maintains a continuous listening watch of the international distress frequencies.

Restricted Areas

Special regulations are in force with regard to the stay of aliens and foreign ships within these areas. The regulations affecting ships and hovercraft are summarized below. Foreign ships may without permission remain within a restricted area for a maximum of 72 hours successively at an anchorage and mooring as prescribed by the Swedish authorities. This period includes the time for passage through the restricted area to and from the place. Foreign ships may without permission make use of such...

General

Israel, located in the Middle East, is bordered on the NW side by the Mediterranean Sea, on the N side by Lebanon, on the NE side by Syria, on the SE side by Jordan and the Gulf of Aqaba, and on the SW side by Egypt. The country extends about 260 miles in a N S direction and varies from 10 to 65 miles in width. The Sinai Peninsula was formerly occupied by Israel after the 1967 Six Day War until 1982. The Gaza Strip, the westernmost coastal area, is now largely administered by the Palestinian...

Flag of Egypt

The country is divided into 26 govern-orates. Egypt is governed by a President, nominated by the People's Assembly to serve a 6-year term and confirmed in a national referendum. The unicameral 454-member People's Assembly, which is the principal legislative body, consists of 444 directly-elected members and 10 appointed members, all serving 5-year terms. There is also a 264-member Advisory Council, which functions only in a consultive capacity it is composed of 176...

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While every effort has been made to ensure the information is up-to-date and accurate, mariners should be advised that these firing areas are subject to change. Information relative to the times of firing practice in the below areas is broadcast daily by Denmark Radio immediately after the Mariners Weather Forecast beginning at 1750 hours. Firing schedules may also be published in Danish Notice to Mariners. The firing areas are not shown on U.S. charts. Firing in progress is generally indicated...

Explosive Dumping Areas

The following steps are to be taken in case of the discovery of suspicious devices in French waters 1. Make all efforts to mark it. 2. Inform the nearest CROSS station or, if this is not possible, the authorities at the nearest harbor. 3. Any vessel having a suspicious device on board, in its nets, or in tow must report as in paragraph 2, must not enter harbor without authorization of the port authority, and must keep clear of other vessels and of the shore. 4. Make all efforts to stand into...

Ecaregnordreg Information Requirements

ECAREG NORDREG zone reports shall be communicated either directly or to the nearest Canadian Coast Guard MCTS Center. All times given in ECAREG NORDREG zone reports shall be in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). Depending upon the reporting requirement, various elements of the following may be required to be reported 2. The radio call sign of the ship. 3. The name of the master of the ship. 5. The time the ship arrived at the position. 6. The course of the ship, if any. 7. The speed of the ship,...

Currency

The official unit of currency is the Bermudian dollar, consisting of 100 cents. Canadian and U.S. currency is also in use and is generally accepted. Bermuda is a dependent territory of the United Kingdom. It is divided into nine parishes and two municipalities. Elizabeth II, recognized as the Chief of State, appoints a Governor. The Premier and the cabinet are appointed by the Governor. The bicameral Parliament is composed of a 11-member Senate (appointed by the Governor) and a 40-member House...

Autonomous Maritime Command Messina

D13 Bounded by a line joining the following positions a. 37 54'00''N, 11 30'00E. Regulated air space from the surface up to 2,250m due to intense firing activities. Scheduled continuously from Monday to Friday. D44 A circle with a radius of 35 miles centered on 37 05'00''N, 16 20'00''E. Hazardous air space from sea to an altitude of 900m due to ASW exercises and firing practice. E321 A circle with a radius of 1.35 miles centered in 36 39'19''N, 15 00'52''E. A lighted buoy is anchored in the...

SASE Home Page

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...

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...

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...

Search and Rescue General

HM Coastguard HMCG is the authority responsible for initiating and coordinating all civil maritime search and rescue measures for vessels and persons in need of assistance in the United Kingdom Search and Rescue Region UK SRR . The area corresponds with the International Civil Aviation Organization ICAO . The UK SRR approximates closely to that which can be reached by long-range aircraft capable of operating up to 1,000 miles from shore and is bounded by latitude 45 and 61 N, by longitude 30 W,...

Firing Areas

Firing danger areas off the coast of Italy are subject to special regulations. Within territorial waters regulations may prohibit navigation or give notice of danger. Outside the territorial limits notices of danger may be promulgated. These regulations and notices of danger may be published in local Notices to Mariners and Port Authority Orders or broadcast by coastal radio stations. Warning signals for gunnery or torpedo launching exercises consist of the flag hoist ''B.'' In addition, the...

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...

Ecareg Zone Reports

A report containing all the required information listed under ECAREG NORDREG Information Requirements, except Item 10, shall be made 24 hours prior to entering the zone, or as soon as practicable where the estimated time of arrival of the ship at the zone is less than 24 hours after the time the ship departed from the last port of call. This report is not required where 1. The ship is on a voyage between two ports within the zone, and 2. The ship is entering the zone...