10A MANDATORY SHIP REPORTING SYSTEM (NON-CANADIAN WATERS)


1 General

1.1 Chapter V of the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention allows for the introduction of mandatory ship reporting systems adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

1.2 Canadian ships are required to comply with any mandatory ship-reporting system adopted by IMO, which may apply to them and should report to the shore-based authority without delay when entering and, if required, when leaving the area covered by the system.

1.3 These systems are located in waters beyond Canadian jurisdiction, and details may be found in the radio aids to navigation publications of the appropriate administrations or in the relevant sections of the Admiralty List of Radio Signals, published by the United Kingdom.

2. International Systems

2.1 Those reporting systems currently adopted by IMO are listed below, together with the corresponding administrations:

  • Torres Strait Region and the Inner Route of the Great Barrier Reef(Australia)
  • Off Ushant(France)
  • In the Great Belt Traffic Area(Denmark)
  • In the Strait of Gibraltar(Spain, Morocco)
  • Off Finisterre(Spain)
  • In the Straits of Malacca and Singapore(Malaysia, Singapore)
  • In the Strait of Bonifacio(Italy, France)
  • The Dover Strait/Pas de Calais<
  • Systems for protecting North Atlantic right whales in sea areas off the North-Eastern and South-Eastern Coasts of the United States.

Authority: Transport Canada