MSN 1796 Designation of UK vessel traffic services

Identifies and designates UK vessel traffic services (VTS) for shipping compliance.

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MSN 1796 has been replaced by MSN 1796 Amendment 2


MSN 1796 Vessel traffic services (VTS): designation of VTS stations in the United Kingdom

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This notice is for all:

  • shipowners
  • port and vessel traffic services (VTS) authorities
  • VTS operators
  • masters and deck officers of merchant vessels
  • skippers and watchkeepers of fishing and recreational vessels
Published 28 April 2006