III / 6.1 Phrases for acquiring and providing data for a traffic image 6.1.

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III / 6.1 Phrases for acquiring and providing data for a traffic image

6.1.1 Acquiring and providing routine traffic data

(The following phrases should normally be preceded by Message Markers

"QUESTION", "ANSWER", “INFORMATION” )

.1 What is your name, call sign/identification?

.1.1 My name ... , call sign/identification ... .

.2 What is your flag state?

.2.1 My flag state ... .

.3 What is your position?

.3.1 My position ... .

.4 What is your present course and speed?

.4.1 My present course ... degrees, speed ... knots.

.5 From what direction are you approaching?

.5.1 I am approaching from ... .

.6 What is your destination?

.6.1 My destination ... .

.7 What was your last port of call?

.7.1 My last port of call ... .

.8 What is your ETA in position ... ?

.8.1 My ETA ... hours local time.

.9 What is your ETD from ... ?

.9.1 My ETD from ... ... hours local time.

.10 What is your draft forward/aft?

.10.1 My draft forward/aft ... metres.

.11 . What is your maximum draft ?

.11.1 My maximum draft ... metres.

.12 What is your freeboard?

.12.1 My freeboard ... metres.

.13 What is your air draft?

.13.1 My air draft ... metres.

.14 Are you underway?

.14.1 Yes, I am underway.

.14.2 No, I am not underway.

.14.3 I am ready to get underway.

.15 What is your full speed?

.15.1 My full speed ... knots.

.16 What is your full manoeuvring speed?

.16.1 My full manoeuvring speed ... knots.

.17 What is your cargo?

.17.1 My cargo ... .

.18 Do you carry any dangerous goods?

.18.1 Yes, I carry following dangerous goods: ... kilogrammes/tonnes IMO Class ... .

.18.2 No, I do not carry any dangerous goods.

.19 Do you have any deficiencies/restrictions?

.19.1 No, I have no deficiencies/restrictions.

.19.2 Yes, I have following deficiencies/restrictions: ... .

.20 MV ... hampered by draft.

.21 Maximum permitted draft ... metres.


.22 Do you have any list?

.22.1 Yes, I have list to port/starboard of ... degrees.

.22.2 No, I have no list.

.23 Are you trimmed by the head?

.23.1 Yes, I am trimmed by the head by ... metres.

.23.2 No, I am not trimmed by the head.

.24 Are you trimmed by the stern?

.24.1 Yes, I am trimmed by the stern by ... metres.

.24.2 No, I am not trimmed by the stern.

.25 Are you on even keel?

.25.1 Yes, I am on even keel.

.25.2 No, I am trimmed by the head.

.25.3 No, I am trimmed by the stern.

6.1.2 Acquiring and providing distress traffic data

(The following phrases should normally be preceded by Messages markers

"WARNING", "INFORMATION", "ADVICE", REQUEST", "INTENTION",

"QUESTION", "ANSWER")

Fire, explosion

.1 Vessel on fire (after explosion) in position ... .

.1.1 MV ... on fire in engine-room.

.1.2 MV ... on fire in holds.

.1.3 MV ... on fire in superstructure.

.1.4 MV ... on fire in accommodation.

.2 Are dangerous goods on fire?

.2.1 Yes, dangerous goods on fire.

.2.2 No, dangerous goods not on fire.

.3 Is danger of explosion?

.3.1 Yes, danger of explosion.

.3.2 No, no danger of explosion.

.4 MV ... no power supply.

.5 MV ... not under command.

.6 MV ... making water/sinking.

.7 Is fire under control?

.7.1 Yes, fire under control.

.7.2 No, fire not under control (fire spreading).

.8 What kind of assistance required?

.8.1 MV ... does not require assistance.

.8.2 MV ... requires fire fighting assistance.

.8.3 MV ... requires foam extinguishers.

.8.4 MV ... requires CO2 extinguishers.

.8.5 MV ... requires fire pumps.

.8.6 MV ... requires ... .

.9 Report injured persons.

.9.1 No person injured.

.9.2 Number of injured persons/casualties: ... .

.10 MV ... requires medical assistance.


Flooding

.11 MV ... has leak below water line.

.12 MV ... making water.

.13 MV ... can stop leak.

.13.1 MV ... cannot stop leak.

.14 MV ... can control flooding.

.14.1 MV ... cannot control flooding.

.14.2 MV ... requires pumps.

.14.3 MV ... requires divers.

.14.4 MV ... requires ... .

.15 I will send pumps/divers.

.15.1 I will send ... .

.15.2 I cannot send ... .

.16 MV ... has dangerous list.

.17 MV ... in critical condition.

.18 Flooding under control.

.19 MV ... can proceed without assistance.

.19.1 MV ... cannot proceed without assistance.

.20 MV ... requires escort.

Collision

.21 MV ... has collided with MV... .

.21.1 MV ... has collided with unknown vessel/object.

.21.2 MV ... has collided with ...(name) light vessel.

.21.3 MV ... has collided with seamark ...(charted name).

.21.4 MV ... has collided with iceberg.

.21.5 MV ... has collided with ... .

.22 MV .. has major damage above/below water line.

.23 MV ... can repair damage.

.23.1 MV ... cannot repair damage.

.24 MV ... requires ... .

.25 MV ... under command.

.25.1 MV ... not under command.

.26 MV ... can only proceed at slow speed.

.27 MV ... requires escort.

.28 MV ... requires ... tugs.

.29 MV ... requires ... .

Grounding

.30 MV ... aground in position ... .

.31 MV ... aground in position ... requires assistance.

.31.1 MV ... requires pumps.

.31.2 MV ... requires escort.

.31.3 MV ... requires tugs.

.31.4 MV ... requires ... .

.32 Uncharted rocks in position ... .

.33 Risk of grounding at low water.

.34 MV ... will jettison cargo to refloat.

.35 MV ... will beach in position ... .


List - danger of capsizing

.36 MV ... has heavy list to port side/starboard side.

.36.1 List increasing.

.36.2 List decreasing.

.37 MV ... in danger of capsizing.

.38 MV ... jettisoned cargo to stop listing.

.39 MV ... will beach in position ... .

Sinking

.40 MV ... sinking in position ... after collision.

.40.1 MV ... sinking after grounding.

.40.2 MV ... sinking after flooding.

.40.3 MV ... sinking after explosion.

.40.4 MV ... sinking after ... .

.41 MV ... requires assistance.

.42 MV ... proceeds to your assistance.

.43 MV ... expects to reach you within ... hours/at ... UTC.

Disabled and adrift

.44 MV ... not under command in position ... .

.44.1 MV ... adrift near position ... .

.44.2 MV ... drifting at ... knots to ... degrees.

.45 MV ... requires tug assistance.

Undesignated distress

.46 MV ... has problems.

.46.1 MV ... has problems with cargo.

.46.2 MV ... has problems with machinery.

.46.3 MV ... has problems with navigation.

.46.4 MV ... has problems with mass disease.

.46.5 MV ... has problems with ... .

.47 MV ... requires ... .

Abandoning vessel

.48 MV ... must abandon vessel in position ... .

.48.1 MV ... must abandon vessel after collision in position ... .

.48.2 MV ... must abandon vessel after grounding in position ... .

.48.3 MV ... must abandon vessel after flooding in position ... .

.48.4 MV ... must abandon vessel after explosion in position ... .

.48.5 MV ... must abandon vessel after piracy/armed attack in position ... .

.48.6 MV ... must abandon vessel after ... in position ... .

.49 You must keep radio silence unless you have messages about distress.


III / 6.2 Phrases for providing VTS services

6.2.1 Information Service

(These phrases are normally transmitted from the shore.)

6.2.1.1 Navigational Warnings

(The following phrases should normally be preceded by the Message Marker “WARNING”)

.1 Unknown object(s) in position ... .

.2 Ice/iceberg(s) in position ... /area around ... .

.3 Unlit derelict vessel adrift in vicinity ... at ... (date and time).

.4 Dangerous wreck/obstruction located in position ... marked by ... (type) buoy.

.5 Hazardous mine adrift in vicinity ... at ... (date and time).

.6 Uncharted reef/rock/shoal reported in position ... .

.7 Pipeline leaking gas/oil in position ... - wide berth requested.

.8 No sufficient depth of water in position ... .

.9 U.N. exclusion zone extending ... kilometres/nautical miles from ...- all vessels keep clear.

.10 Navigation closed in area ... .

6.2.1.2 Navigational Information

(The following phrases should normally be preceded by the Message Markers

"INFORMATION", "WARNING")

.1 Oil slick in position ... .

.2 Current meters/hydrographic instruments moored in position ... wide berth requested.

.3 Platform ...(name/number) reported/established in position ...wide berth requested.

.4 ...( charted name of light/buoy) in position ... unlit.

.5 ...( charted name of light/buoy) in position ... unreliable.

.6 ...( charted name of light/buoy) in position ... damaged.

.7 ...( charted name of light/buoy) destroyed.

.8 ...( charted name of light/buoy) in position ... off station.

.9 ...( charted name of light/buoy) in position ... missing.

.10 ...( charted name of light/buoy) in position ... changed to ...(full characteristics).

.11 ...( charted name of light/buoy) in position ... temporarily changed to ...(full characteristics).

.12 ...( charted name of buoy) in position ... temporarily removed.

.13 ...( charted name of light) in position ... temporarily discontinued.

.14 ...( charted name of light/buoy) ...(full characteristics) established in position ... .

.15 ...( charted name of light/buoy) ...(full characteristics) re-established in position ....

.16 ...( charted name of light/buoy) moved ... kilometres/nautical miles in ... degrees

to position ... .

.17 (Note: Only for major fog signal stations.)

Fog signal ...( charted name of light/buoy) in position ... inoperative.


6.2.1.3 Traffic Information

(The following phrases should normally be preceded by Message Marker

"INFORMATION", "WARNING")

.1 Gunnery/rocket firing/missile/torpedo/underwater ordnance exercises in area bounded by ...(positions) and ... from ... (date and time) to ... (date and time). Wide berth requested.

.2 Cable/pipeline operations by... (vessel) in vicinity ... /along line joining ...(position) from ... (date and time) to... (date and time). Wide berth requested. Contact via VTS channel ... .

.3 Salvage operations in position ... from ... (date and time) to ... (date and time) .

Wide berth requested. Contact via VTS channel ... .

.4 Seismic/hydrographic operations by ... (vessel)... from ... (date and time) to ...(date and time) in position ... . Wide berth requested. Contact via VHF channel ... .

.5 Oil clearance operations near MT ... in position ... . Wide berth requested.

.6 Transshipment of ...(kind of cargo) in position ... Wide berth requested.

.7 Difficult tow from ...(part of departure) to ...(destination) on ...(date).

Wide berth requested.

.8 Vessel not under command in position ... /area ... .

.9 Hampered vessel in position ... area ... (course ... degrees, speed ... knots).

.10 Vessel in position ... on course ... and speed ... not complying with traffic regulations.

.11 Vessel crossing ... traffic lane on course ... and speed ... in position ... .

.12 Small fishing boats in area around ... - navigate with caution.

.13 Submarines operating in sea area around ... . Surface vessels in attendance.

.14 Tanker stop in area ... due to poor visibility.

.15 Tanker stop cancelled in area ... (- no more restrictions).

6.2.1.4 Routeing Information

(The following phrases should normally be preceded by Message Marker "INFORMATION")

.1 Route .../Traffic Lane ... suspended.

.2 Route ... /Traffic Lane ... discontinued.

.3 Route ... /Traffic Lane ... diverted.

6.2.1.5 Hydrographic Information

(The following phrases should normally be preceded by Message Marker “INFORMATION")

.1 Abnormally high tides expected in position ... at about ... UTC/within ... hours.

.2 Abnormally low tides expected in position ... at about ... UTC/within ... hours.

.3 Tide rising. It is ... hours before high water.

.4 Tide rising. It is ... hours after low water.

.5 Tide rising. It is ... metres below high water.

.6 Tide rising. It is ... metres above low water.

.7 Tide falling. It is ... hours after high water.

.8 Tide falling. It is ... hour before low water.

.9 Tide falling. It is ... metres below high water.

.10 Tide falling. It is ... metres above low water.

.11 Tide slack.

.12 Present height of tide above datum ... metres in position ... .

.13 Tide ... metres above prediction.


.14 Tide ... metres below prediction.

.15 Tidal stream ... knots in position ... .

.16 Current ... knots in position ... .

.17 Tide setting in direction ... degrees.

.18 Sufficient depth of water in position ... .

.19 No sufficient depth of water in position ... .

.20 Charted depth increased by ... metres due to winds/sea state.

.21 Charted depth decreased by ... metres due to winds/sea state .

6.2.1.6 Electronic Navigational Aids Information

(The following phrases should normally be preceded by Message Marker

"INFORMATION", "WARNING)

.1 GPS Satellite ...(name) unusulable from ...(date and time) to ... (date and time).

Cancel one hour after time of restoration.

.2 LORAN station ...(name number master/slave) off air from ...(date and time) to ...(date and time). Cancel one hour after time of restoration.

.3 DECCA ...(identify chain and colour) off air from ...(date and time) to ...(date and time). Cancel one hour after time of restoration.

.4 RACON ... (name of station) in position ... off air ... from ... (date and time) to ... (date and time).

6.2.1.7 Meteorological Warnings

(The following phrases should normally be preceded by Message Marker "WARNING")

.1 Warning : Tropical storm ...(name) centre in position ... .

.2 A gale warning/storm warning was issued at ...(UTC) starting at ...(UTC) .

6.2.1.8 Meteorological Information.

(The following phrases should normally be preceded by Message Marker

"INFORMATION", "WARNING")

.1 Position of tropical storm ... (name) ..., path ... (compass points),

speed of advance ... knots.

.2 Wind direction ...(compass points), force Beaufort ... in position ... .

.3 Wind backing and increasing/decreasing.

.4 Wind veering and increasing/decreasing.

.5 Wind expected to increase in position ... to force Beaufort ... within next hours.

.6 Wind expected to decrease in position ... to force Beaufort ... within next hours.

.7 Visibility in position ... ... metres/nautical miles.

.8 Visibility reduced by mist/fog/snow/dust/rain/ ... .

.9 Visibility expected to increase to ... metres/nautical miles in position .... within next hours.

.10 Visibility expected to decrease to ... metres/nautical miles in position ....within next hours.

.11 Sea/swell in position ... metres from ...(compass points).

.12 Sea/swell expected to increase within next ... hours.

.13 Sea/swell expected to decrease within next ... hours.

.14 Icing expected/not expected to form in area around ... .


6.2.1.9 Meteorological Questions and Answers

(The following phrases should normally be preceded by Message Markers

“QUESTION", "ANSWER" )

.1 What is wind direction and force in your position/in position ...?

.1.1 Wind direction ...(compass points), force Beaufort ... in my position/in position ...

.2 Is wind backing/veering?

.2.1 Wind backing/veering.

.3 What wind direction and force is expected in my position/in position ...?

.3.1 Wind in your position/in position ... expected from ... direction(s), force Beaufort ...

.3.2 Wind in your position/in position ... expected variable.

.4 Is wind expected to increase/decrease?

.4.1 Wind expected to increase/decrease.

.5 What is latest gale warning?

.5.1 Latest gale warning is as follows:

Gale warning. Winds at ... UTC in area ...(met.area) from direction ...(compass points) and force Beaufort ... backing /veering to...(compass points).

.6 What is latest tropical storm warning?

.6.1 Latest tropical storm warning is as follows:

(Standard tropical storm warning)

Tropical storm warning at ... UTC. Hurricane ...(name)/tropical cyclone/tornado/ willy-willy/typhoon ...(name) with central pressure of ... millibars located in

position ... . Present movement ...(compass points) at ... knots. Winds of ... knots within radius of ... kilometres/nautical miles of centre. Seas over ... metres.

Further information on VHF channel .../frequency ... .

.7 What is atmospheric pressure in your position/in position ... ?

.7.1 Atmospheric pressure ... millibars.

.8 What is barometric change in your position/in position ...?

.8.1 Barometric change ... millibars per hour.

.8.2 Barometric change is ... millibars within last ... hours.

.8.3 Barometer steady.

.8.4 Barometer dropping (rapidly).

.8.5 Barometer rising (rapidly).

.9 What maximum winds are expected in storm area?

.9.1 Maximum winds of ... knots expected in storm area.

.9.2 Maximum winds of .... knots expected within radius of ....kilometres/nautical miles of centre.

.9.3 Maximum winds of ... knots expected in safe/dangerous semicircle.

.10 What is sea state in your position/ in position ... ?

.10.1 Height of sea/swell in my position/in position ... ... metres from ...(compass points).

.11 Is sea state expected to change (within next hours)?

.11.1 No, sea state not expected to change (within next hours).

.11.2 Yes, sea/swell of ... metres from ...(compass points) expected (within next hours).

.12 Tsunami/abnormal wave expected by ... UTC.

.13 What is visibility in position ... ?

.13.1 Visibility in position ... kilometres/nautical miles.


6.2.2 Navigational Assistance Service

Shore based pilotage by Navigational Assistance Service: see phrases 6.4.3.1.22 to 6.4.3.1.23.2 of this section)

6.2.2.1 Request, identification, begin and end

(The following phrases should normally be preceded by Message Markers

"ADVICE", "INFORMATION", "QUESTION", "ANSWER", “REQUEST”. )

.1 Is shore based radar assistance available?

.1.1 Yes, shore based radar assistance available.

.1.2 No, shore based radar assistance not available.

.2 Shore based radar assistance available from ... UTC to ... UTC.

.3 Do you want navigational assistance to reach ... ?

.3.1 Yes, I want navigational assistance to reach ... .

.3.2 No, I do not want navigational assistance.

.4 What is your position?

.4.1 My position ... degrees from ... distance ... kilometres/nautical miles.

.5 How was your position obtained?

.5.1 Position obtained by GPS.

.5.2 Position obtained by DECCA.

.5.3 Position obtained by RADAR.

.5.4 Position obtained by cross-bearing.

.5.5 Position obtained by astronomical observation.

.5.6 Position obtained by ... .

.6 Repeat your position for identification.

.7 I have located you on my radar screen - your position ... degrees from ... .

(NOTE: This message should only be used when the vessel has been positively identified)

.8 I cannot locate you on my radar screen.

.9 What is your present course and speed?

.9.1 My present course ... degrees, speed ... knots.

.10 What is course to reach you?

.10.1 Course to reach me ... degrees.

.11 Is your radar working?

.11.1 Yes, radar working.

.11.2 No, radar not working.

.12 What range scale are you using?

.12.1 I am using ... miles range scale.

.12.2 Advise you change to larger range scale.

.12.3 Advise you change to smaller range scale.

.13 You are leaving my radar screen.

.14 Change to radar ... (name) VHF Channel ... .

.14.1 Changing to radar ... (name) VHF Channel ... .

.15 I have lost radar contact.


6.2.2.2 Position

(The following phrases should normally be preceded by Message Markers

"WARNING", "ADVICE", "INFORMATION", "QUESTION", "ANSWER".)

(NOTE: When possible, positions should be given with reference to a prominent landmark or buoy.)

.1 You are entering ... .

.2 Your position ... .

.3 Your position ... degrees/... kilometres/nautical miles from ... .

.4 You are passing ... .

.5 You are in centre of fairway.

.6 You are in middle of fairway.

.7 You are on reference line.

.8 You are on reference line of fairway.

.9 You are not on reference line of fairway.

.10 You are on ... side of fairway.

.11 You are approaching starboard limit of fairway.

.12 You are approaching port limit of fairway.

.13 You are approaching reference line of fairway.

.14 Your position buoy number ... distance ... metres/cables to port side of reference line.

.15 Your position buoy number ... distance ... metres/cables to starboard side of reference line.

.16 Your position distance ... metres/cables from intersection of reference line ... and reference line ... .

.17 Your position distance ... metres/cables from intersection of reference line ... and reference line ... and distance ... metres/cables to port side of reference line ... .

.18 Your position distance ... metres/cables from intersection of reference line ... and reference line ... and distance ... metres/cables to starboard side of reference line ... .

.19 MV ... has reported at way point ... .

.20 You are getting closer to vessel ahead.

.21 Vessel on opposite course passing your port side.

.22 Vessel on opposite course passing your starboard side.

.23 MV ... metres/cables ahead of you on your port bow.

.24 MV ...metres/cables ahead of you on your starboard bow.

.25 MV ... ahead of you on opposite course.

.26 MV ... following you will overtake you on your port side.

.27 MV ... following you will overtake you on your starboard side.

.28 Vessel anchored ahead of you in position ... .

.29 Vessel ahead of you obstructing your movements.

.30 You will meet crossing traffic in position ... .

.31 Vessel entering fairway at ... .

.32 Vessel leaving fairway at ... .

.33 Buoy ... distance ... metres/cables ahead.

.34 Vessel ahead/astern/port/starboard of you turning/anchoring/increasing speed/decreasing speed/overtaking you/not under command.


6.2.2.3 Course

(The following phrases should normally be preceded by the Message Markers

"WARNING", "ADVICE", "INFORMATION", "QUESTION", "ANSWER".)

.1 Your track is parallel with reference line.

.2 Your track is diverging from reference line.

.3 Your track is converging to reference line.

.4 Course to ... degrees.

.5 You are steering dangerous course.

(Note: The user of this phrase should be fully aware of the implications of words such as "track", "heading" and "course made good".)

.6 Vessel ahead of you on same course ... degrees.

.7 Advise you make course of ... degrees.

.8 Advise you keep your present course.

.9 Advise you alter course to ... degrees in position ... .

.10 Have you altered course?

.11 Yes, I have altered course - new course ... degrees.

.12 No, I have not altered course - my course ... degrees.

.13 What is your present course?

.14 My present course ... degrees.

.15 You are running into danger. Shallow water ahead of you.

.16 You are running into danger. Submerged wreck ahead of you.

.17 You are running into danger. Risk of collision.

.18 Risk of collision with vessel distance ... kilometres/nautical miles, bearing ... degrees.

.19 You are running into danger. Fog bank ahead of you.

.20 You are running into danger. Bridge defective.

6.2.3 Traffic Organization Service

6.2.3.1 Clearance, forward planning

(The following phrases should normally be preceded by Message Markers

"WARNING", "INSTRUCTION", "ADVICE", "INFORMATION".)

.1 Traffic clearance required before entering ... .

.2 Do not enter Traffic Lane.

.3 Do not enter ... .

.4 Proceed to emergency anchorage.

.5 Vessels are advised to keep clear of ... .

.6 Vessels are advised to avoid ... .

.8 You may enter traffic lane/route - traffic clearance granted.

.9 You may enter traffic lane/route in position ... at ... UTC.

.10 Do not pass Reporting Point ... until ... UTC.

.11 Report at next way point/way point ... /at ... UTC.

.12 You must arrive at way point ... at ... UTC - your berth is clear.

.13 Do not arrive in position ... before ... UTC.

.14 Do not arrive in position ... after ... UTC.

.15 Tide with you.

.16 Tide against you.


6.2.3.2 Anchoring

(The following phrases should normally be preceded by Message Markers

"INSTRUCTION", "ADVICE", "INFORMATION", "QUESTION", "ANSWER".)

.1 You must anchor at ... UTC.

.2 You must anchor until pilot arrives.

.3 Do not anchor in position ... .

.4 Anchoring prohibited.

.5 Do not dredge anchor.

.6 You must heave up anchor.

.7 You must anchor in different position.

.8 You must anchor clear of fairway.

.9 Advise you have your crew on stand by for weighing anchor when pilot embarks.

.10 You have permission to anchor at ... UTC.

.11 You have permission to anchor in position ... .

.12 You have permission to anchor until pilot arrives.

.12.1 You have permission to anchor until tugs arrive.

.13 You have permission to anchor until sufficient water.

.14 MV ... at anchor in position ... .

.15 You are obstructing fairway.

.16 You are obstructing other traffic.

.17 You are at anchor in wrong position.

.18 Are you dragging anchor?

.18.1 Yes, I am dragging anchor.

.18.2 No, I am not dragging anchor.

.19 Are you dredging anchor?

.19.1 Yes, I am dredging anchor.

.19.2 No, I am not dredging anchor.

6.2.3.3 Arrival, berthing and departure

(The following phrases should normally be preceded by Message Markers

"INSTRUCTION", "ADVICE", "INFORMATION", "QUESTION", "ANSWER".)

.1 Your orders are to berth on ... .

.2 Your orders changed.

.3 Proceed to ... for orders.

.4 You may enter at ... UTC.

.5 You may proceed at ... UTC.

.6 Vessel turning/manoeuvring in position ... .

.7 MV ... will turn in position ... .

.8 MV ... will leave ... at ... UTC.

.9 MV ... leaving ... .

.10 MV ... left ... .

.11 MV ... entered fairway in position ... .

.12 Your berth is not clear (until ... UTC).

.13 Your berth will be clear at ... UTC.

.14 You will berth/dock at ... UTC .

.15 Berthing delayed by ... hours.


.16 Be ready to get underway.

.17 Get underway.

.18 Are you underway?

.18.1 Yes, I am underway.

.18.2 No, I am not underway.

.18.3 I am ready to get underway.

.19 Move ahead ... metres.

.20 Move astern ... metres.

.21 Your vessel in position - make fast.

.22 Pilot ordered for departing vessel for ... UTC.

6.2.3.4 Enforcement

(The following phrases should normally be preceded by Message Markers

"WARNING", "INSTRUCTION", "ADVICE", "INFORMATION".)

.1 According to my radar, your course does not comply with International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea.

.2 According to my radar, your course does not comply with Rule 10 of International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea.

.3 Your actions will be reported to Authorities.

.4 You are not complying with traffic regulations.

.5 You are not keeping to correct lane.

.6 Vessels are advised to have all navigational instruments in operation before entering

this area/area ... .

.7 Your navigation lights not visible.

.8 Advise you recover your fishing gear - you are fishing in fairway.

.9 Fishing gear ahead of you.

.10 Fishing in area ... prohibited.

.11 You are approaching prohibited fishing area.

.12 Fairway speed ... knots.

6.2.3.5 Avoiding dangerous situations, providing safe movements

(The following phrases should normally be preceded by Message Markers

"WARNING", "INSTRUCTION", "ADVICE", "INFORMATION".)

.1 It is dangerous to anchor in your present position.

.2 It is dangerous to remain in your present position.

.3 It is dangerous to alter course to port side.

.4 It is dangerous to alter course to starboard side.

.5 Large vessel leaving fairway- keep clear of fairway approach.

.6 Nets with buoys /without buoys in this area - navigate with caution.

.7 Collision in position ... .

.8 Keep clear.

.9 MV ... aground in position ... .

.10 MV ... on fire in position.

.11 Stand by for giving assistance.

.12 Vessels must keep clear of this are/area ... .

.13 Vessels must avoid this area/area ... .


.14 Vessels must navigate with caution.

.15 Advise you keep clear of ... - search and rescue in operation.

.16 Your present course too close to outbound vessel.

.17 Your present course too close to inbound vessel.

.18 Your present course too close to vessel that you are overtaking.

.19 Your present course too close to starboard limit of fairway.

.20 Your present course too close to port limit of fairway.

.21 Your course deviating from reference line.

.22 You are running into danger. Shallow water ahead of you.

.23 You are running into danger. Submerged wreck ahead of you.

.24 You are running into danger. Risk of collision.

.25 Risk of collision with vessel distance ...kilometres/ nautical miles, bearing ... degrees.

.26 You are running into danger. Fog bank ahead of you.

.27 You are running into danger. Bridge defective.

.28 You are proceeding at dangerous speed.

.29 You must proceed by ... fairway/ ... route.

.30 You must keep to ... side of fairway line.

.31 You must keep to ... side of reference line.

.32 You must stay clear of fairway.

.33 Do not overtake.

.34 Do not cross fairway.

.35 You must wait for MV ... to cross ahead of you.

.36 You must wait for MV ... to clear ... before entering fairway.

.37 You must wait for MV ... to clear ... before getting underway.

.38 You must wait for MV ... to clear ... before leaving berth.

.39 Advise you alter course to port side.

.40 Advise you alter course to starboard side.

.41 Advise you stop engines.

.42 Advise you pass north/south/east/west of departing/entering/anchored/disabled vessel.

.43 Advise you pass north/south/east/west of ... mark.

.44 MV ... wishes to overtake on your port side .

.45 MV ... wishes to overtake on your starboard side.

.46 MV ... agrees to be overtaken.

.47 MV ... does not agree to be overtaken.

.48 MV ... approaching obscured area ... - approaching vessels acknowledge.

6.2.3.6 Canal and lock operations

(The following phrases should normally be preceded by Message Markers

"INSTRUCTION", "INFORMATION".)

.1 You must close up on vessel ahead of you.

.2 You must drop back from vessel ahead of you.

.3 You must wait at ... .

.4 You must moor at ... .

.5 Convoy ... must wait at ... .

.6 Convoy ... must moor at ... .

.7 You must wait for lock clearance at ... until ... UTC.

.8 You will join convoy ... at ... UTC.

.9 Transit will begin at ... UTC.


.10 Your place in convoy is number ... .

.11 Transit speed ... knots.

.12 Convoy speed ... knots.

.13 Convoys/vessels will pass in area ... .

.14 You will enter canal/lock at ... UTC.

III / 6.3 Phrases between adjacent VTS

Handoff Procedures (Handing over to another VTS).

(The following phrases should normally be preceded by Message Marker

“INFORMATION")

.1 ... VTS this is ... VTS: MV ... position ... degrees, distance ... kilometres/nautical miles from ... . Working Frequency VHF Channel ... . Your Target. Please Confirm.

.2 ... VTS this is ... VTS: MV ... position ... degrees, distance ... kilometres/nautical miles

from ... . I confirm. My target.

.3 ... VTS this is ... VTS: MV ... position ... degrees, distance ... kilometres/nautical miles

from ... . I am unable to take over this target.

III / 6.4 Phrases for communication with Emergency Services and Allied Services

6.4.1 Emergency Services (SAR, fire fighting, pollution fighting)

See phrases in section 6.1.2 "Acquiring and providing distress traffic data"

6.4.2 Tug assistance

(The following phrases should normally be preceded by Message Markers

"INSTRUCTION", "ADVICE", "INFORMATION", "QUESTION", "ANSWER".)

.1 How many tugs do you require?

.1.1 I require ... tug(s).

.2 You must take ... tug(s) according to Port Regulations.

.3 You must take ... tug(s) fore and ... tug(s) aft.

.4 Wait for tug(s) in position ... .

.5 Tugs will meet you in position ... at ... local time.

.6 Tug services suspended until ...(date and local time).

.7 Tug services resumed on...(date) at ... local time.


6.4.3 Pilotage

6.4.3.1 Pilot Request

(The following phrases should normally be preceded by Message Markers

"ADVICE", "INFORMATION", "REQUEST", "INTENTION", "QUESTION", "ANSWER" .)

.1 You must take pilot - pilotage compulsory.

.2 Do you require pilot?

.2.1 Yes, I require pilot.

.2.2 No, I do not require pilot - I am holder of Pilotage Exemption Certificate (No. ...).

.3 You are exempted from pilotage.

.3.1 You are allowed to proceed without pilot.

.4 Do you require pilot at ...(name) Pilot Station?

.4.1 Yes, I require pilot at ...(name) Pilot Station.

.4.2 No, I do not require pilot at ...(name) Pilot Station - I require pilot in position ... .

.5 What is your ETA at ...(name) Pilot Station in local time?

.5.1 My ETA at...(name) Pilot Station ... hours local time.

.6 What is local time?

.6.1 Local time ... hours.

.7 What is your present position?

.7.1 My position ... .

.8 What is your distance from ...(name) Pilot Station?

.8.1 My distance from ...(name) Pilot Station ... kilometres/nautical miles.

.9 Is pilot boat on station?

.9.1 Yes, pilot boat on station.

.9.2 No, pilot boat not on station.

.9.3 Pilot boat on station at ... hours local time.

.10 In what position can I take pilot?

.10.1 Take pilot at ...(Pilot Station) at ... hours local time.

.10.2 Take pilot near ... at ... hours local time.

.11 When will pilot embark?

.11.1 Pilot will embark at ... hours local time.

.12 Pilot coming to you.

.13 Pilot boat approaching your vessel.

.14 Keep pilot boat on port side.

.15 Keep pilot boat on starboard side.

.16 What is your freeboard?

.16.1 My freeboard ... metres.

.17 Stop in present position and wait for pilot.

.18 Change to VHF channel ... for pilot transfer.

.19 Stand by on VHF channel ... until pilot transfer completed.

.20 Pilotage at ...(name) Pilot Station suspended until ... (date and local time).

.21 Pilotage at ...(name) Pilot Station resumed.

.22 Pilot cannot embark at ... Pilot Station due to ... .

.23 Do you accept shorebased navigational assistance from pilot ?

.23.1 Yes, I accept shorebased navigational assistance from pilot.

.23.2 No, I do not accept shorebased navigational assistance from pilot.

.23.2.1 I stay in position ... until ... .

.24 You may navigate by yourself (or wait for pilot boat at ... buoy).

.25 Follow pilot boat inward where pilot will embark.


6.4.3.2 Embarking/disembarking Pilot

(The following phrases should normally be preceded by Message Markers

"ADVICE", "INFORMATION", "REQUEST", "INTENTION", "QUESTION", "ANSWER" .)

.1 Stand by pilot ladder.

.2 Rig pilot ladder on port side ... metres above water.

.3 Rig pilot ladder on starboard side ... metres above water.

.4 You must rig another pilot ladder.

.5 Pilot ladder unsafe.

.6 Pilot ladder has broken steps.

.7 Pilot ladder has loose steps.

.8 Pilot ladder has broken spreaders.

.9 Pilot ladder has spreaders too short.

.10 Pilot ladder too far aft.

.11 Pilot ladder too far forward.

.12 Move pilot ladder ... metres aft.

.13 Move pilot ladder ... metres forward.

.14 Move pilot ladder clear of discharge.

.15 Rig accommodation ladder in combination with pilot ladder.

.16 Rig pilot ladder alongside hoist.

.17 Put lights on at pilot ladder.

.18 Man ropes required.

.19 Man ropes not required.

.20 Have heaving line ready at pilot ladder.

.21 Correct list of vessel.

.22 Make lee on your port side.

.23 Make lee on your starboard side.

.24 Steer ... degrees to make lee.

.25 Keep sea on your port quarter.

.26 Keep sea on your starboard quarter.

.27 Make boarding speed of ... knots.

.28 Stop engine until pilot boat is clear.

.29 Put helm hard to port.

.30 Put helm hard to starboard.

.31 Alter course to port, pilot boat cannot clear vessel.

.32 Alter course to starboard, pilot boat cannot clear vessel.

.33 Put ahead engine.

.34 Put astern engine.

.35 Embarkation not possible.

.36 Boarding arrangements do not comply with SOLAS - Regulations.

.37 Vessel not suited for pilot ladder.

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