MSN 1831 VTM Reporting Requirements for Ships and Ports

Notification and reporting requirements to comply with Vessel Traffic Monitoring and Reporting Requirements (VTM) Regulations 2004 (as amended).


MSN 1831 (M+F) Vessel traffic monitoring notification and reporting requirements for ships and ports

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This notice is for all:

  • operators
  • shipowners
  • charterers
  • managers
  • shipping agents
  • shippers

of dangerous or polluting goods and:

  • pilots
  • port authorities
  • masters
  • ships’ officers
  • fishing vessel owners and operators
  • skippers
  • owners and operators

of traditional ships and leisure craft.

Published 30 November 2011
Last updated 26 April 2017 + show all updates
  1. Updated wording to summary
  2. First published.