MSN 1899 (M+F) Vessel traffic monitoring notification and reporting requirements for ships and ports

This notice replaces MSN 1831 and should be read in conjunction with Statutory Instrument No. 2004/2110 (as amended), No. 2003/1809 (as amended), MGN 438, MGN 563 and Regulation (EC) 725/2004.


MSN 1899 (M+F) Vessel traffic monitoring notification and reporting requirements for ships and ports

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This notice deals with information to be provided by ships and port authorities in order to comply with Merchant Shipping (Vessel Traffic Monitoring and Reporting Requirements) Regulations 2004 (SI 2004/2110) (as amended). The information to be provided concerns:

  • 24 hour notice, prior to entry into a UK port, for all ships of 300 gross tonnage and above and fishing vessels, traditional ships, and recreational craft with a length of 45 metres and above,
  • notification by all ships regardless of size, either departing from or bound to a UK port carrying dangerous or polluting goods,
  • reporting requirements in the event of an accident/incident.

This notice also explains processes for collecting information to meet reporting obligations described in European Union (EU) Directive 2010/65/EU on reporting formalities for ships arriving in and/or departing from ports of Member States and the following associated Directives and Regulations:

  • EU Directive 2000/59/EC and Commission Directive (EU) 2015/2087
  • EU Directive 2002/59/EC and EU Directive 2009/17/EC
  • Regulation (EC) 725/2004

Information which must be passed to port authorities in order to meet these obligations should be collected electronically and using the Consolidated European Reporting System (CERS) Workbook where appropriate. The Workbook has been produced in collaboration with industry and aims to streamline reporting processes for vessels arriving at UK ports..

Published 14 January 2020
Last updated 17 January 2020 + show all updates
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