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VTS Dangerous Goods

General

  1. All Military vessels are to operate iaw FLOOs, contacting MOVO to coordinate their programme.
  2. All vessels carrying dangerous or polluting goods as classified in the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG), in Chapter 19 of the International Bulk Carriers Code (IBC) and MARPOL (Annex I, II and III) must comply with this Direction in accordance with the Dangerous Substances in the Harbour Areas Regulations 1987 and compliance with MS (Reporting Requirements for Ships Carrying Dangerous or Polluting Goods) Regulations 1995.
  3. Any vessel carrying liquid dangerous substances in bulk within QHM’s area of jurisdiction is required to hold a valid certificate for the carriage of that substance in bulk issued under the authority of the government of the vessel's country of registration. The existence and validity of such a certificate must be confirmed at the time by notification and the Harbour Master may choose to examine or verify such certificate.

Inward Vessels

The Master or vessel operator of any vessel carrying dangerous or polluting goods as detailed in (2) entering the Port area is to must ensure that Longroom VTS is advised of such goods prior to entry into the Port. Notification is required 24 hours in advance, but for vessels on short sea trades notification on departure from the previous port is acceptable.

Outward Vessels

The Master, vessel operator or berth operator of any vessel carrying dangerous or polluting goods as detailed in (2) departing a berth from the ports of Cattewater or Millbay or an anchorage within the Authority's area must ensure that Longroom VTS is advised of such goods prior to departure from the berth or anchorage.

Information to be Contained in the Notification

  • Ship identification (name, call sign, IMO number, MMSI)
  • Port of Destination
  • ETA or ETD for that Port
  • Total Number of persons on board
  • Correct Names of dangerous or polluting goods
  • United Nations (UN) numbers where they exist
  • IMO hazardous classes in accordance with the IMDG, IBC and IGC codes
  • Class of ship as defined by the INF Code
  • Quantities
  • Stow location
  • Identification (if carried in containers/units)
  • ISPS Security Level

Notification for Inward Vessels

Notification must contain the particulars referred to in (4) of any dangerous or polluting goods to be unloaded (import) or remaining on board (ROB) the vessel.

Notification for Outward Vessels

Notification must contain the particulars referred to in (4) of any dangerous or polluting goods loaded (export) on the vessel.

Notification

All notifications must be made to Longroom VTS by e-mail or Fax.

Please download the Port Information Notification Form from the following link:

Port Information Notification Form