3.1 TWO-WAY ROUTE FOR TANKERS FROM NORTH HINDER TO THE GERMAN BIGHT (amended route)
(Reference charts: German Hydrographic Office 50D and 53D (edition dates: fourth editions 1978/3); Netherlands Hydrographic Office 1014, 1035 and 1037)
These charts are based on European datum.
Description of the two-way route
The two-way route is bounded by a line connecting the following geographical positions;
||52°01'.23 N. ||2°42'.47 E. |
|2°43'.33 E. |
|3°22'.00 E. |
|3°43'.48 E. |
|4°46'00 E. |
|6°03'.00 E. |
This two way route coincides with the deep water route from North Hinder to lightbuoys TW/l and TW/2 via S2 lightbuoy.
The two-way route is recommended for use by the following ships of 10,000 gross tonnage and upwards.
(a) tankers carrying oils mentioned in Appendix I, Annex I to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) 1973 as modified by the Protocol of 1978 relating thereto (MARPOL 73/78); and
(b) ships carrying in bulk liquid substances classed in categories A and B mentioned in Appendices I and II, Annex II, to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) 1973. Use of the two-way route
(a) Ships referred to above are recommended to use the two-way route or a part of it;
(i) when sailing from North Hinder to North Sea ports of the Federal Republic of Germany and of the Netherlands northwards of latitude 53°North and vice versa; (ii) when sailing between North Sea ports of the Netherlands and/or the Federal Republic of Germany, except in the case of adjacent port areas;
(b) the traffic separation scheme "Deutsche Bucht Lightvessel, Western Approach" should be used in continuation of the two-way route;
(c) ships should, as far as practicable, keep to the starboard side of the two-way route.
Joining and leaving the two-way route
The above-mentioned ships when joining or leaving the two-way route should do so at the nearest point of the route to the port of destination or departure which permits a strafe passage to or from that port.
It is recommended that an efficient electronic position-fixing device appropriate for the area should be carried on board.
3.2 RECOMMENDED TRACKS IN THE GULF OF CAMPECHE (new track)
(Reference chart: Direccion General de Oceanografia S.M.840 (Revised August 1981 edition))
Description of the recommended tracks
The following tracts are recommended for use by ships of 1000 gross tonnage and upwards:
(a) A track for ships westbound from the vicinity of Isla del Carmen to the Port of Dos Bocas is defined by a line connecting the following geographical positions:
||18°45'.33 N.||092°49'.20 W. |
|093°08'.53 W. |
(b) A track for ships eastbound from the Port of Dos Bocas to the vicinity of Isla del Carmen is defined by a line connecting the following geographical positions:
||18°42'.70 N.||092°30'.50 W. |
|091°51'.30 W. |
(c) A track for ships northbound from the vicinity of Isla del Carmen to the main oilfield platform area is defined by a line connecting the following geographical positions:
||19°16' .90 N. || 092°05'.00 W. |
(d) A track for ships southbound from the main oilfield platform area to the vicinity of Isla del Carmen is defined by a line connecting the following geographical positions:
||18°44'.50 N. ||091°57'.50 W. |
(e) A track for ships southbound from latitude 20°15' N to the vicinity of Isla del Carmen Is defined by a line connecting the following geographical positions:
||20°15' .00 N.
| 091°54'.50 W.|
(f) A track for ships northbound from the vicinity of Isla del Carmen to latitude 20°15' N is defined by a line connecting the following geographical positions:
||18°44'. 50 N.
||091°51'. 80 W.
|091°41'.67 W. |
Two precautionary areas are established at the junctions of the recommended tracks, bounded by lines connecting the following geographical positions;
|091°59'.33 W. |
|092°01'.72 W. |
|091°51'.30 W. |
|091°53'.67 W. |
An anchorage off the Port of Dos Bocas is established bounded by a line connecting the following geographical positions;
||093°08'.00 W. |
||093°13'.25 W. |
||093°13'.25 W. |
2 Loran "C" covers the area of the recommended tracks and is recommended for use by suitably fitted ships.
3.3 RECOMMENDED DIRECTIONS OF TRAFFIC FLOW OFF RAS SHUKHEIR
See Rules for ships navigating in the Gulf of Suez (paragraph 3.4) .
Recommended directions of traffic flow are established in the approaches to Ras Shukheir Oil Terminal, July, Ramadan and Morgan oilfields as shown in the chartist below.
3.4 RULES FOR SHIPS NAVIGATING IN THE GULF OF SUEZ
1 General provisions
1.1 Ships should take into account that crossing traffic may be encountered in the traffic junction eastward of Ain Sukhna and in the precautionary area off Ras Shukheir, and should be in a high stale of readiness to manoeuvre in these areas.
1.2 Exceptional care is needed, when overtaking another ship within a lane, not to enter the separation zone or force the overtaken ship to do so.
1.3 Ships navigating in the Gulf of Suez are requested to keep continuous listening watch on the Suez Gulf Traffic Information Broadcasts and report to "SUZ" as from 1 January 1983 any aids to navigation which are malfunctioning or are out of position and which are not already Included in the Suez Gulf Traffic Information Broadcasts.
2.1 All ocean ships should have their radar in effective use by day and night throughout the passage between Shaker Island and Suez Port as an aid to achieving maximum feasible lane conformity and avoiding risk of collision. Particular care is required for strict adherence to the confines of relevant traffic lanes.
2.2 Ships proceeding south from Suez should be alert for tankers heading for the SUMED oil terminal off Ain Sukhna.
2.3 Northbound tankers heading for SUMED oil terminal should report their intention of using the traffic junction off Ain Sukhna on the appropriate frequencies.
2.4 All ships north and southbound when navigating through the precautionary area off Ras Shukheir or in the vicinity of the July oilfield should avoid overtaking in the traffic lanes in these areas.
2.5 All ships including service and supply craft serving the oil workings in July, Ramadan and Morgan oilfields proceeding in and out of Ras Shukheir oil terminal, should only cross the south and northbound traffic flow through the precautionary area off Ras Shukheir. Within the precautionary area local rules relating to crossing traffic apply.
2.6 Tankers leaving the Ras Shukheir oil terminal and intending to join the northbound traffic lane should only do so when no through southbound traffic is in the vicinity and should always report their movements to older ships beforehand on VHF.
2.7 Ships anchored in the designated waiting area for Ras Shukheir should ensure that they are never less than 0.25 of a mile from the edge of the southbound traffic lane and should pay special regard to their correct light signals fort ships at anchor They should show their deck light.