Ingangsdatum: 01-07-2005 1 Ships required to report
In the reporting system WETREP, every kind of oil tanker of more than 600 tonnes
deadweight, carrying a cargo of:
• heavy crude oil, meaning crude oils with a density at 15°C of higher than 900 kg/m3
• heavy fuel oils, meaning fuel oils with a density at 15°C of higher than 900 kg/m3
a kinematic viscosity at 50°C of higher than 180 mm2
• bitumen and tar and their emulsions.
2 Position for submitting reports
Ships on voyage to and from the Western European Reporting Area shall send reports:
- on entry into the Reporting Area; or
- immediately on departing from a port, terminal or anchorage within the Reporting
- when they deviate from routeing to their original declared destination
port/terminal/anchorage or position .for orders. given at time of entry into the
Reporting Area; or
- when deviation from planned route is necessary due to weather or equipment
malfunction or a change in the navigational status; and
- when finally exiting from the Reporting Area.
Ships need not report if, while on normal passage routeing during transit of the Reporting
Area, the boundary of the Reporting Area is crossed on other occasions apart from the initial
entry and final exit.
3 Reference chart
United Kingdom Hydrographic Office chart No. 4011. (World Geodetic System 1984
Datum (WGS 84)).
4 Reporting format
System identifier: WETREP
Data to be transmitted in WETREP:
5 Authority receiving the report5.1
|Ship identification (ship name, call sign, IMO identification number and MMSI Number)
|date time group
|Name of last port of call
|Name of next port of call with ETA
|Oil cargo type(s), quantity, grade(s) and density (If those tankers carry other
hazardous cargo simultaneously: the type, quantity and IMO class of that cargo, as
|To be used in cases of defects or deficiency affecting normal navigation
|Address for the communication of cargo information
|Number of persons on board
|Various information applicable for those tankers:
- characteristics and estimated quantity of bunker fuel, for tankers carrying
more than 5,000 tonnes of bunker fuel
- navigational status (for example, under way with engines, restricted in ability
to manoeuvre, etc.)
Upon entering the WETREP reporting area, ships will notify the coordination centre of
the responsible authority of the Coastal State participating in the system. The vessel traffic
services, RCC, coastal radio station or others facilities to whom the reports must be sent to are
listed in appendix 1.
Should the ship be unable to send the report to the nearest coastal radio station or other
facility, the report shall be sent to the next-nearest coastal radio station or other facility as listed
in appendix 1.
Reports may be sent by any modern communication form, including Inmarsat-C, telefax
and e-mail as appropriate.