Adriatic Reporting System

MRCC Bar

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DESCRIPTION OF THE MANDATORY SHIP REPORTING SYSTEM
IN THE ADRIATIC SEA

In accordance with the IMO resolution MSC.139(76), Maritime Rescue Coordination Center Bar (MRCC Bar) is the shore-based authority responsible for reception and forwarding of reports regarding movements of ships through the Sector 2, as part of the Mandatory Ship Reporting System in the Adriatic Sea.

The communication for the reception of “Adriatic Traffic” messages can be established on:

- Inmarsat Mobile number: 426200016

- VHF band, ch.12
- Routine DSC call on VHF ch.70
- MF band, on the working channel 1720.4 kHz, with the previous contact on 218.2 kHz
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- TELEX: +200 61445
- Fax: +382 30 313 600
- Telephone: +382 30 313 088

For sending “Adriatic Traffic” messages, you need to follow the path described below.

1 CATEGORIES OF SHIPS REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SYSTEM

 

1.1 Ships of the following categories are required to participate in the system:

- all oil tanker ships of 150 gross tonnage and above;
- all ships of 300 gross tonnage and above, carrying on board, as cargo, dangerous or polluting goods, in bulk or in packages.

1.2 For the purpose of this system:

- dangerous goods. means goods classified in the IMDG Code, in Chapter 17 of the IBC Code and in Chapter 19 of the IGC Code;
- polluting goods. means oils as defined in MARPOL Annex I, noxious liquid substances as defined in MARPOL Annex II, harmful substances as defined in MARPOL Annex III.

2 GEOGRAPHICAL COVERAGE OF THE SYSTEM AND THE NUMBER AND EDITION OF THE REFERENCE CHART USED FOR THE DELINEATION OF THE SYSTEM

2.1 The operational area of the mandatory ship reporting system covers the whole Adriatic Sea, north from the latitude 40° 25’.00 N as shown in the attached chartlet as annex 1: the area is divided into 5 (five) sectors, each of them assigned to a competent authority, operating on a VHF channel as shown in the attached table as annex 2.

2.2 The reference charts including the operational area of the ADRIATIC TRAFFIC system are the Italian Chart No.435 INT 306 of the Italian Navy Hydrographic Institute (Edition 1993, Datum ED-50) and the Croatian Chart No. 101 of the Hydrographic Institute of the Republic of Croatia (Ed. 1998, Datum Besselov Elipsoid).

3 FORMAT AND CONTENTS OF THE REPORT, TIMES AND GEOGRAPHICAL POSITIONS FOR SUBMITTING REPORTS, AUTHORITIES TO WHOM REPORTS SHALL BE SENT, AVAILABLE SERVICES

The formats for reporting are derived from the one attached as appendix to resolution A.851(20).

3.1 First report

3.1.1 The first report of ADRIREP (FR) shall be sent by radio to the competent authorities in accordance with the format shown in annex 3.

3.1.2 The first report shall contain the following information, in order to meet the objectives of the ADRIATIC TRAFFIC:

- ship.s name, call sign, IMO identification number and flag;
- date and time of the report;
- present position;
- course;
- speed;
- port of departure;
- destination and estimated time of arrival;
- estimated time of arrival at the next check point;
- ship.s draught;
- the general category of hazardous cargo as defined by the IMDG, IBC, IGC Codes and MARPOL Annex I;
- ship.s representative and/or owner available on 24-hour basis;
- ship.s type, deadweight, gross tonnage and length overall;
- total number of persons on board; and
- any other relevant information.

3.1.3 In the last section of the first report, in accordance with provisions of SOLAS and MARPOL Conventions, ships shall also report information on any defect, damage, deficiency or limitations as well as, if necessary, information related to pollution incident or loss of cargo. The possession of this information will enable the operators of the shore-based competent authority to broadcast safety messages to other ships and to ensure more effective tracking of the trajectories of ships concerned.

3.2 Position report

3.2.1 The position report of ADRIREP (PR) shall be sent by radio to the competent authorities

in accordance with the format shown in annex 4.

3.2.2 The position report shall contain the following information, in order to meet the objectives of the ADRIATIC TRAFFIC:

- ship.s name, call sign, IMO identification number and flag;
- date and time of the report;
- present position;
- course;
- speed;
- port of departure;
- destination and estimated time of arrival;
- estimated time of arrival at the next check point; and
- any other relevant information.

3.2.3 The present format shall be supplemented by any other information which differs from the one provided by the previous report.

3.3 Times and geographical positions for submitting reports

3.3.1 Sailing the Adriatic Sea northwards

.1 The ship shall transmit the first report to the competent shore-based authority of the interested sector when:

- entering the Adriatic Sea by crossing northwards the parallel 40° 25’.00 N;
- entering the Adriatic Sea by leaving a port inside the area covered by the system.

.2 The ship shall transmit the position report to the competent shore-based authorities when:

- entering a new sector by crossing northwards its southern borderline, as per annex 2;
- entering the port of destination in the area covered by the system.

3.3.2 Sailing the Adriatic Sea southwards

.1 The ship shall transmit the first report to the competent shore-based authority of the interested sector when leaving a port inside the area covered by the system.

.2 The shore-based authority to whom the first report shall be transmitted is that of the Country of the port the ship is leaving.

.3 The recipient of the report will inform the maritime authority of the ship.s destination (if in the area covered by the system), Brindisi Coast Guard and the other shore-based authorities in between, if any.

.4 The ship shall transmit the position reports to the competent shore-based authorities when:

- entering a new sector by crossing southwards its northern borderline, as per annex 2;
- entering the port of destination in the area covered by the system.

3.3.3 Crossing the Adriatic Sea

3.3.3.1 The ship shall send the position report to the closest shore based authority of the country the ship is leaving, which shall inform the maritime authority of the port of destination.

3.3.4 Special cases

.1 The ship which, sailing northwards or southwards, enters Sector 5 shall transmit the report to, alternatively, one of the competent authorities as per annex 2, according to where the ship is going to or coming from.

.2 The ship crossing southwards the latitude 40° 25’.00 N and going out either of Sector 1 or of the area covered by the system shall transmit an additional final position report to Brindisi Coast Guard.

3.4 Authorities to whom the reports should be sent

3.4.1 The ships participating in the system shall transmit by radio the report to the .shore-based authorities. as in annex 2.

4 INFORMATION TO BE PROVIDED TO PARTICIPATING SHIPS AND PROCEDURES TO BE FOLLOWED

4.1 The shore-based authority which receives the first report (01/FR) shall inform the maritime authority of the ship.s destination (if in the area covered by the system) and the other shore-based authorities in between, if any.

4.2 The competent shore-based authority of Sector 5 (as per paragraph 3.3.4) which receives the position report from the ship entering the sector will also inform the other two shore-based authorities about the entrance of the above mentioned ship.

4.3 Once received a report, the ADRIATIC TRAFFIC competent authority will provide the ship with:

- information on navigational conditions (status of aids to navigation, presence of other ships and, if necessary, their position, etc.);
- information on weather conditions; and
- any other relevant information.

5 RADIOCOMMUNICATION REQUIRED FOR THE SYSTEM, FREQUENCIES ON WHICH REPORTS SHOULD BE TRANSMITTED AND INFORMATION TO BE REPORTED

5.1 ADRIATIC TRAFFIC will be based on VHF voice radiocommunications.

5.2 The call to the appropriate shore-based authority shall be made on the VHF channel assigned to the sector in which the ship is located, as per annex 2.

5.3 However, ship which cannot use the frequencies listed in the annex 2 in order to transmit the reports, should use, via coast station, any other available communication equipment (e.g. MF, HF or INMARSAT ) on which communication might be established.

5.4 The language used for communication shall be English, using the IMO Standard Marine Communications Phrases, where necessary.

6 RULES AND REGULATIONS IN FORCE IN THE AREA OF THE SYSTEM

6.1 The International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGs) are applicable through the whole area covered by the system.

7 SHORE-BASED FACILITIES TO SUPPORT OPERATION OF THE SYSTEM

.1 Brindisi Coast Guard (Italy)

- telephone and telefax communication facilities;
- VHF communication equipment.

.2 MRCC Bar (Montenegro)

- telephone and telefax communication facilities;
- VHF, MF and HF communication equipment.

.3 MRCC Rijeka (Croatia)

- telephone and telefax communication facilities;
- VHF, MF, HF and INMARSAT-C communication equipment.

.4 MRSC Ancona (Italy)

- telephone and telefax communication facilities;
- VHF, MF and HF communication equipment.

.5 MRSC Venezia (Italy)

- telephone and telefax communication facilities;
- VHF, MF and HF communication equipment.

.6 MRSC Trieste (Italy)

- telephone and telefax communication facilities;
- VHF, MF and HF communication equipment.

.7 MRCC Koper (Slovenia)

- telephone and telefax communication facilities;
- VHF communication equipment.

8 ALTERNATIVE COMMUNICATION IF THE COMMUNICATION FACILITIES OF THE SHORE BASED AUTHORITIES FAIL

8.1 ADRIATIC TRAFFIC is planned with a sufficient system redundancy to cope with normal equipment failure. Since that the system is based on the VHF voice communication, each shore based facility has got at least two VHF transmitters/receivers; in addition to that, in case of failing contacts by VHF, the shore based authorities can operate and be contacted through phone, fax, INMARSAT-C and MF/HF facilities. In order to ensure the continuous 24-hour activity, the shore based facilities have been located and manned with properly trained and dedicated personnel in the respective national MRCCs/MRSCs. Should a shore based authority suffer an irretrievable breakdown and call off itself from the system until the failure is repaired, it could be relieved by one of the adjacent shore based authorities.

9 MEASURES TO BE TAKEN IF A SHIP FAILS TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE SYSTEM

9.1 The primary objective of the system is to support the safe navigation and the protection of the marine environment through the exchange of information between the ship and the shore. If a ship does not submit reports and can be positively identified, then information will be passed to the competent Flag State authorities for investigation and possible prosecution in accordance with national legislation. Information will be passed also to Port State Control inspectors.

ANNEX 1

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ANNEX 2

 

SECTOR

SOUTHERN
BORDERLINE

NORTHERN
BORDERLINE

COMPETENT
AUTHORITY

VHF FREQUENCIES

1

Latitude 40° 25’.00 N

Latitude 41° 30’.00 N

Brindisi Coast Guard
(Italy)

Channel 10

2

Latitude 41° 30’.00 N

Latitude 42° 00’.00 N

Bar MRCC
(Montenegro)

Channel 12

3

Latitude 42° 00’.00 N

Latitude 43° 20’.00 N

Rijeka MRCC
(Croatia)

Channel 10

4

Latitude 43° 20’.00 N

Latitude 44° 30’.00 N

Ancona MRSC
(Italy)

Channel 10

5

Latitude 44° 30’.00 N

Coastline

Venezia MRSC
(Italy)

Channel 10

5

Latitude 44° 30’.00 N

Coastline

Trieste MRSC
(Italy)

Channel 10

5

Latitude 44° 30’.00 N

Coastline

Koper MRCC
(Slovenia)

Channel 12

 

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ANNEX 3

FORMAT OF .ADRIATIC TRAFFIC. SHIP REPORTING SYSTEM FIRST REPORT


Message identifierADRIREP
 

Type of report

01/FR (first report)

A

Ship

Name, call sign, IMO identification number and flag of the vessel

B

Date/time (UTC)

A 6 . digit group giving date of month (first two digits), hours and minutes (last 4 digits)

C

Present position

A 4-digit group giving latitude in degrees and minutes suffixed with .N. or .S. and a five-digit group giving longitude in degrees and minutes suffixed with .E. or .W.

E

Course

a three digit group giving the course in degrees

F

Speed

a three digit group giving a speed in Knots

G

Departure

port of departure

I

Destination and estimated time of arrival

ETA in UTC expressed as in B above, followed by port of destination

N

Estimated time of arrival at the next check point

Date/time group expressed by a 6-digit group, as in B above , followed by the parallel of the check point

O

Draught of the vessel

draught expressed by a four digit group indicating centimetres

P

Cargo information

the general category of hazardous cargo as idefined by the IMDG, IBC, IGC Codes and MARPOL Annex I.

T

Agent

ship.s representative and/or owner available on 24-hour basis

U

Size and type

type, DWT, GT, and length overall in meters

W

Total number of persons on board

The total number of crew and other persons on board

X

Miscellaneous

Any other relevant information

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ANNEX 4

FORMAT OF “ADRIATIC TRAFFIC” SHIP REPORTING SYSTEM POSITION

REPORT/ FINAL REPORT

 Message identifierADRIREP
 

Type of report

- 01/PR (position report)
- 02/PR - 03/PR
- ER (final report)

A

Ship

- Name, call sign, IMO identification number and flag of the vessel

B

Date/time (UTC)

- A 6 – digit group giving date of month (first two
digits), hours and minutes (last 4 digits)

C

Present position

- A 4-digit group giving latitude in degrees and minutes suffixed with “N” or “S” and a five-digit group giving longitude in degrees and minutes suffixed with “E” or “W”

E

Course

- a three digit group giving the course in degrees

F

Speed

- a three digit group giving a speed in Knots

G

Departure

- port of departure

I

Destination and estimated time of arrival

- ETA in UTC expressed as in B above, followed by port of destination

N

Estimated time of arrival at the next check point

- Date/time group expressed by a 6-digit group, as in B above, followed by the parallel of the check point

X

Miscellaneous

- Any other relevant information

Note: The format of the position/final report shall contain in addition to this format any other field which differs from the information provided in the last report.

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