1 Types of ship required to participate in the system1.1
Ships required to take part in the CANREP mandatory reporting system:
Tankers of 600 deadweight tonnage and upwards, either transiting the Canary Islands or
sailing to or from Canarian ports or involved in inter-island navigation, carrying the
´ heavy-grade crude oils with a density greater than 900 kg/m³ at 15°C;
´ heavy fuel oils with a density greater than 900 kg/m³ at 15°C or kinematic
viscosity greater than 180 mm²/s at 50°C;
´ bitumen, coal tar and their emulsions.
2 Geographical position for submitting reports
Ships travelling towards the Canary Island reporting area or leaving it must report:
on entering the reporting area; or
immediately after leaving a port, terminal or anchorage located in the reporting
when deviating from the route leading to the originally declared destination, port,
terminal, anchorage or position ´for orders´ given on entry into the reporting area;
when it is necessary to deviate from the planned route owing to weather
conditions, damaged equipment or a change in navigational status; and
on finally leaving the reporting area.
3 Reference charts
The reference chart is No.209 of the Spanish Navy Hydrographic Institute
4 Reporting format
A: Ship´s identity (name, call sign, IMO No. and MMSI No.);
B: Date and time;
E: True course;
G: Name of last port of call;
I: Name of next port of call and estimated time of arrival;
P: Type(s) of cargo, quantity and IMO classification if carrying potentially
Q: Used in the event of defects or deficiencies that affect normal navigation;
T: Address for communication of information on cargo;
W: Number of people on board;
X: Various particulars relating to tankers:
- estimated quantity and characteristics of bunker fuel for tankers carrying an
amount of it greater than 5,000 tonnes;
- navigational status (e.g., moving under own propulsion, limited
5 Shore-based authorities to which reports must be sent5.1
On entering the CANREP reporting area, ships must report the fact to one of the MRCCs
listed in appendix 1, according to the following criteria:
Ships entering the CANREP reporting area at a position east of the meridian of
longitude 015° 30´ W should notify the Las Palmas MRCC.
Ships entering the reporting area at a position west of the meridian of longitude
015° 30´ W should notify the Tenerife MRCC.
On leaving the CANREP reporting area, ships must report the fact to the same MRCC to
which they reported on entry.
Reports may be sent cost-free by any means capable of being received by the media
indicated in appendix 1.