GULF OF ADEN
Here are the following steps in order to have a safe transit through GOA:
1) Vessel has to pass through the International Recommended Transit Corridor (IRTC) and preferably in groups based on her transit speed.
2) In these Group Transits or else Gulf Of Aden group transits, the vessel must pass through the east and west extremities of the IRTC(Points A and B) at specific times and transit the IRTC at a specific speed.
3) Vessel must not wait for either MV'S or Warships.
4) If the vessel is in the eastbound or westbound traffic then it must navigate respectively to the south or north.
5) The vessel must always comply with the International Rules For Prevention Of Collision At Sea.
6) Security must be raised to level 2 when transiting the red area of the chart.
7) Security level changes must be reflected in the Log Book.
Here are the reporting requirements for before and when transiting through GOA:
1) Vessel must make an Initial Report to UKMTO Dubai, MARLO, IMBP Piracy and the FLAG when entering SUEZ CANAL and after that when entering the reporting area between Suez, and 78 degrees East 10 degrees South. The Initial Report should contain the ship's name, call sign, Flag, IMO No., MMSI, Inmarsat Telephone No., Email and fax, ship management company, type of vessel, current position & Course, Speed and Port of Destination.
2) 4-5 days before entering the IRTC, or the area within 12 degrees North, 58 degrees East or 10 Degrees South, the vessel should ensure that a Vessel Movement Registration submission has been logged with MSCHOA. Same report should be sent prior entering Point A and Point B respectively.
3) Vessel must report her noon position, course, speed, estimated and actual arrival times to UKMTO Dubai and MARLO whilst operating in the region. Vessels must also increase the frequency of such reports when navigating in known high...