ETA

Starting upon sailing last port, then continously with 72/48/24 or as stipulated in the relevant C/P and 6/3/2 hours ETA "GB" lightfloat / Weser Lightbuoy depending on vessel's size drafts and where seapilot(s) have to embark to "Weserlotse Zwei" Bremerhaven (tlx No.: 238605 welts d).

Reporting procedures and vessels traffic services (VTS):


1 Kind of Reports; Ship's announcement as per Para. 58 item 2 SeeSchrStrO
Remarks: will normally be made by agent.

For vessels carrying dangerous cargoes:
24 hours before ETA or on departure from last port to the Wasser- und Schiffahrtsamt, Wilhelmshaven, Dept. Verkehrszentrale (VZ) - stating:


a) Vessels name and call signal
b) ETA pilotstation
c) Nationality
d) Vessel's length over all (LOA)
e) Vessel's draft
f) Last port of call
g) Destination
h) Kind and quantity of cargo
i) IMO number, when carrying chemicals or liquified gasses, indication whether a valid certificate according to IMO Code for chemical tankers or gas tankers is existing on board
j) Declaration about deficiencies of ship or cargo
k) Name of ship oener or authorised agency
l) DWT / GT / IMO-GT (IMO-GT = GT less SBT-Tonnage)


Initial Report (IR)
Remarks: All vessels exceeding 50 m in length must report their IR before entering the Territorial Waters of the Federal Republic of Germany at positions marked on the sea charts, reporting:


a) Vessel's name
b) Position
c) Dimensions (LOA, beam , GT and draft)
d) Port of destination


Position Report (PR)
Remarks: The VTS Centra requires this PR for identification of vessels on VTS radar screen and to combine the radar echo with the received datas.


PR must be transmitted at reporting points marked on the sea chart, reporting:
a) Vessel's name
b) Position
c) Speed (over ground)
d) Time of passing position (b)


Deviation Report (DR)
Remarks: DR to be sent by vessels to the competent VTS-Centre on major changes of their sailing plan and / or entering or leaving an anchorage or port.


Reporting Scheme

Shipping Route (TSS)  Direction  Reporting position  Message  Channel  Callsign 
TSS "German Bight"
Western Approach
Eastward

Eastward

buoy GW 7

buoy GW 9

IR

PR

80 / 79

80

German Bight Traffic
German Bight Traffic
TSS Terschelling
German Bight
Eastward
Eastward
buoy TG 13
buoy TG 17/Weser 1
IR
PR
80 / 79
80
German Bight Traffic
North Sea - German Bight Lightfloat Southward parallel of latitude 54 deg 20,0' N IR / PR 80 German Bight Traffic
Jade entrance Southward buoy "1b / Jade 1"
Arrival/Departure
Berth, anchorage
PR
PR
20 / 63
20 / 63
Jade Traffic
Jade Traffic

Arrival

Vessels must report via their agent to The Water-and Shipping Authority (WSA) Wilhelmshaven.

 

Tanker Check List to be handed to the seapilot when boarding.

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