Guidance

Consolidated European Reporting System Advice Notes

Find out about MCA CERSANs and their role in enabling CERS users to provide accurate vessel traffic monitoring information on vessels arriving at UK ports.

Overview

This guidance tells you about Consolidated European Reporting System Advice Notes (CERSANS). These have been introduced by the MCA to assist CERS users with providing accurate and timely information to CERS on vessels arriving at UK ports.

When will a CERSAN be published?

A CERSAN will be published when there is a need to:

  • Provide detailed guidance on producing information for CERS (i.e. generating CSV files).
  • Advise of forthcoming procedural or system changes (i.e. new versions of the CERS Workbook).
  • Update users on system functionality (i.e. known system issues).
  • Remind users of their reporting obligations when appropriate.

CERSANs will be targeted at Port authorities, Shipping Agents, Masters calling at UK ports and when appropriate all users.

Where will CERSANs be published?

The current list of active CERSANs is available here

There is currently one withdrawn CERSANs which can be found here

Distribution of CERSANs

To be included on the distribution list for CERSANs please contact the MCA Maritime Surveillance Team cers3@mcga.gov.uk

Further guidance

Detailed guidance on vessel reporting requirements is available here

Published 17 May 2017
Last updated 28 July 2017 + show all updates
  1. updated link to withdrawn CERSAN
  2. Updated links
  3. First published.