Search and Rescue

The Argentine navy, in conjunction with the Prefectura Naval Argentina, is responsible for maritime search and rescue. The Argentine navy is responsible for the operation of all Maritime Rescue Coordination Centers (MRCC). The Prefectura Naval Argentina is responsible for the operation of all Rescue Subcenters (RSC) and provides the Safety of Navigation Communication Service (SECOSENA) through Argentine Naval Authority coast radio stations. MRCC Buenos Aires MRCC Puerto Belgrano MRCC Ushuaia...

Restricted And Danger Areas With Associated Airspace Northern Territories

Area limits bound by lines joining positions stated, unless otherwise indicated R202A 12 17'21S, 130 30'11E then the minor arc of a circle 25 NM in radius centered on Darwin DME (12 25'24S, 130 54'23E), to 12 32'35S, 130 29'53E 12 38'16S, 130 10'16E then the minor arc of a circle 45 NM in radius centered on Darwin DME to 12 10'54S, 130 10'50E. RESTRICTED AND DANGER AREAS WITH ASSOCIATED AIRSPACE NORTHERN TERRITORIES Area limits bound by lines joining positions stated, unless otherwise indicated...

Vessels assisting another vessel

Any assisting vessel is required, immediately on responding to a call for assistance, to send a message, the details of which are listed in the table below, prefixed SURNAV-AVAIRES, to the CMAG in Martinique. Vessel's name, nationality, and call sign. Date and time UT (GMT), suffixed ZULU (6 figures DD HH MM). Vessel's name, nationality, and call sign. Date and time UT (GMT), suffixed ZULU (6 figures DD HH MM). 1. Date, time UT (GMT), and position of entering territorial waters. 2. Date, time...

The Australian Ship Reporting System AUSREP

The Australian Ship Reporting System (AUSREP) is compulsory for Australian-registered commercial vessels and for foreign vessels on voyages between Australian ports. All other vessels are encouraged to participate when within the AUSREP area. The objective of the AUSREP system is to contribute to the safety of life at sea by 1. Limiting the time between the loss of a vessel and the initiation of SAR action, in cases where no distress signal is sent out. 2. Limiting the search area for a SAR...

Boat Plane Ocean Pollution

The discharge of oil is prohibited within 50 miles of the Omani coast. Vessels navigating in Omani waters are required to report pollution incidents and oil slicks. These reports are to be sent directly to the Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Environment during working hours (0730 to 1430) The following information should be included in the report whenever possible a. Latitude longitude or grid reference. 4. Approximate size of pollution, in meters c. Percentage of area covered by oil....

Regulations

The Co-operation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf has issued a set of rules and regulations valid for Saudi Arabian ports. Every vessel entering a port should have a copy or obtain one immediately on arrival. These rules and regulations are extensive and extracts are given below 1. Guidelines concerning standards of dress and behavior are laid down and strictly enforced. 2. The import of certain articles is strictly prohibited and includes such items as religious matter not pertaining to...

Submarine Operating Areas Areas

A submarine exercise area extends all along the Makran coast, W and SW of Ras Muari Cape Monze , and is bounded by the following Pakistani submarines may be encountered by day or at night while operating in any of the waters off the Pakistani coast. They may be encountered on the surface at night, particularly in the vicinity of Karachi. Under certain circumstances, warnings that submarines are exercising in specified areas may be broadcast by the local coastal radio stations. Pakistan escort...

Ship Reporting SystemInspires

The Indian Ship Position and Information Reporting System INSPIRES covers the sea area within the limits defined by the following a. The India-Pakistan border at the coast. c. The African coast at 12 00'N. d. The African coast at 10 30'S. g. 30 00'S, 95 00'E and N to the coast. The Indian Ship Position and Information Reporting System INSPIRES is mandatory for all Indian merchant vessels, including coastal and fishing vessels, of more than 300 grt. Other vessels within the reporting area are...

Submarine Operating Areas

South African submarines may be encountered by day or at night while operating in the waters off the South African coast. Under certain circumstances, warnings that submarines are exercising in specified areas may be broadcast by local coastal radio stations. South African warships fly the International Code Group NE2 to denote that submarines, which may be submerged or surfaced, are in the vicinity. Vessels are cautioned to give a wide berth to any vessel flying this signal. It must not be...

Vessel Traffic Service

All vessels in South African waters are to maintain a constant listening watch on VHF channel 16, unless in the area of a VTS System, when the watch should be on the appropriate designated frequency. Navigational safety calls, comprising the vessel's name, position, and intended course of action, are to made on VHF channel 16 in the event of any of the following 2. A call from another vessel indicating that a close quarters situation is developing. 3. Overtaking, or being...

Types of Messages

This report provides the basic information required to estimate the ship's position. It can be sent when the ship joins SISTRAM, when departing from a Brazilian port, or when entering the Brazilian SISTRAM area from other ports. Preferably, the Sailing Plan will be sent as early as possible prior to entering the SAR area or prior to departure from a Brazilian port. In port, it may be sent as a written document. Type 2 Position Report . This report confirms if the ship...

Firing Practice and Exercise Areas

The tables and graphics displayed below indicate details concerning the declared firing practice areas under Australian Army, Air Force, and Naval Forces Regulations. Firing practice areas may be selected anywhere and details are published in the Australian Government Gazette and the Designated Airspace Handbook. In view of the responsibility of range authorities to avoid accidents, the limits of practice areas are not shown on charts and descriptions of areas do not appear in the Sailing...

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...

Maritime Traffic Information System Sistram

Brazil has signed the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea and the International Convention on Maritime Search and Rescue SAR . Therefore, Brazil is required to utilize all available means to help any merchant ship in distress within its own SAR maritime area of responsibility. To achieve this goal, Brazil uses the Maritime Traffic Information System SISTRAM , an electronic information system for maritime traffic operated by the Naval Command for the Control of Maritime...