Comprehensive details of all ships' routeing measures adopted by IMO worldwide can be found in the 2010 edition of Ships' Routeing, just published by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
Containing all the ships' routeing measures, including mandatory ship reporting systems, adopted over the years, up to May 2010, the publication (which will be available shortly on CD and as an electronic download) is an essential reference book for Administrations and seafarers.
Included in the publication are descriptions and definitions of the different measures adopted (in parts A and H), with individual measures outlined in detail, including reference maps and coordinates, in parts B (traffic separation schemes), C (deep-water routes), D (areas to be avoided), E (other routeing measures, such as recommended tracks, two way routes and recommended directions of traffic flow), F (the rules and recommendations on navigation that are associated with particular traffic areas and straits), G (mandatory ship reporting systems, mandatory routeing systems and mandatory no anchoring areas) and H (archipelagic sea lanes).
The 2010 edition includes latest amendments to existing traffic separation schemes, deep-water routes, areas to be avoided and mandatory ship reporting systems, as well as new routeing and reporting systems, including:
In the Åland Sea and elsewhere in the Baltic Sea
- In the Mediterranean and Black Seas
- In the Red Sea
- Off the coast of Portugal
The publication is available from authorized distributors of IMO publications and via IMO's online bookshop. For further information, please consult the IMO website at www.imo.org
704 pp A4, product code: ID927E, ISBN: 978-92-801-4245-7, price £110.
Available as a CD and an electronic download (DD927E and ZD927E, £110) in October.
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24 August 2010
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