3 - Format, content of report, times and geographical positions for submitting reports, authority to whom reports should be sent, available services
The ship report short title "GIBREP" shall be made to the ship reporting centres located at TARIFA and TANGIER. Report should be made using VHF voice transmissions.
3.1.1 The information requested from ships should be provided in the standard reporting format, given in paragraph 2 of the appendix to resolution A.851(20).
3.1.2 A ship may elect, for reasons of commercial confidentiality, to communicate that section of the GIBREP ENTRY report which provides information on cargo (line P) by no-verbal means prior to entering the system.
The report from a ship to the VTS should contain only information which is essential to achieve the objectives of the system:
|Name of the ship, call sign, IMO identification number;
|Date and time of event;
|C or D
|Position in latitude and longitude or true bearing and distance from a clearly identified landmark;
|Speed in knots;
|Port of departure;
|Port of destination and expected time of arrival;
|Cargo and quantity and if dangerous goods are on board IMO classes and quantities;
|Q or R
|Defect, damage and/or deficiencies affecting the structure, cargo or equipment of the ship or any other circumstances affecting normal navigation, in accordance with the provisions of relevant IMO Conventions;
|Address for provision of information concerning a cargo of dangerous goods;
|Total number of persons on board;
|Estimated quantity of bunker fuel and characteristics for ships carrying over 5,000 tonnes bunker fuel;
Note: On receipt of a position message, operators of the VTS will establish the relation between the ship's position and the information supplied by the facilities available to them. The information on heading and speed will facilitate the VTS operator's task of identifying a ship within a group.
3.3 Geographical position for submitting report
3.3.1 Westbound traffic should report to TARIFA TRAFFIC on the Spanish coast when crossing the meridian 005°15'.00 W (appendix).
3.3.2 Eastbound traffic should report to TANGIER TRAFFIC on the Moroccan coast when crossing the meridian 005° 58'.00 W (appendix).
3.3.3 Reports to the nearer of the two shore stations should be made on departure from the limits of a port or anchorage within the coverage area, except vessels departing from Tangier-Med ports and its anchorage areas which should report to TANGIER TRAFFIC (appendix).
3.3.4 Further reports should be made to the relevant shore station whenever there is a change of navigational circumstances, particularly in relation to items Q and R of the reporting format detailed in section 3.2.
The shore-based authorities are:
The Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre, MRCC TARIFA (Call sign: TARIFA TRAFFIC) under the authority of the Spanish Government Search and Rescue and Maritime safety Division. The Division, administered by the Ministry of Development, is entrusted, among other responsibilities, with providing services relating to maritime search and rescue, vessel traffic services and assistance, and prevention and control of pollution of the marine environment; and
The Centre de Surveillance du Trafic Maritime de Tanger (CSTM Tanger, Call sign: TANGIER TRAFFIC) is under the authority of the Moroccan Merchant Marine Directorate. The Directorate, administered by the Ministry of Equipment and Transports, is entrusted, among other responsibilities, in cooperation with governmental bodies with providing services related to maritime search and rescue (SAR), vessel traffic services and assistance and prevention and control of pollution of the marine environment.
3.5 Services offered
3.5.1 Both TARIFA and TANGIER Centres monitor navigation in the TSS in the Strait of Gibraltar using radar and AIS.
3.5.2 Each of them provides regular information about weather and navigational condition, this information is broadcast at and on the following times and frequencies:
|Broadcasting hours (U.T.C)
(Call sign: TARIFA TRAFFIC)
|VHF Ch 10
|00h15; 04h15; 08h15; 12h15;
(Call sign: TANGIER TRAFFIC)
|VHF Ch 69
|02h15; 06h15; 10h15; 14h15;
3.5.3 Information broadcasts will be preceded by an announcement on VHF Ch 16 and broadcasts from both stations will end with a reminder about the time of the next broadcast and the VHF frequency on which it will be made.
3.5.4 When deemed necessary, navigational hazards, brought to the knowledge of any centre, could be broadcast at any time.