Passage Planning Guide - English Channel, Dover Strait and Southern North Sea - 2024-25 Edition

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Number of Pages:
204
Published Date:
November 2023
Book Height:
300 mm
Book Width:
250 mm
Weight:
1.3 kg
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This Guide is an essential resource for any ship navigating the English Channel, Dover Strait and Southern North Sea. Published in conjunction with the UK Chamber of Shipping, it contains passage planning information and the latest navigational guidance and practical advice for the region. It includes full-colour, pull-out chartlets, details of traffic hotspots and main ferry routes, weather and tidal information, and TSS and VTS information.

This Passage Planning Guide provides up-to-date information for the safe and controlled transit of ships through the English Channel, Dover Strait and Southern North Sea, covering passages to and from:

  • MAAS/Rotterdam
  • Sunk/Thames
  • Wandelaar/Schelde
  • Elbe, Jade, Weser

The 2024-25 edition has been fully revised and updated with assistance from serving deep-sea pilots and leading industry organisations. It now includes guidance covering German Bight.

The Guide will be a valuable source of reference at every stage of the passage (appraisal, planning, execution and monitoring). It highlights aids to navigation, traffic separation schemes, distinctive chart features, traffic hotspots, potential hazards, etc, which are essential considerations for a controlled and safe passage.

In addition, a companion publication ‘Useful Information for English Channel, Dover Strait and Southern North Sea' has been made freely available to download here. This contains contains links to the latest reference PDFs for the region, Pilot Boarding Stations for Cherbourg and Brixham, Pre-Entry Bridge Team Meeting checklists and details of incident reporting for ships transiting the Dover Strait.

PART 1 Background and Supporting Notes to the Guide

1.1 Introduction to Passage Planning in the English Channel, Dover Strait and Southern North Sea

1.2 Guidance for Masters of Arriving Ships (Notification and Papers)

1.3 Route Selection through the English Channel, Dover Strait and Southern North Sea

1.4 Deep-Sea Pilotage

1.5 Guidance for OOW/Bridge Team in the English Channel, Dover Strait and Southern North Sea

1.6 Passage Planning

1.7 English Channel Migrant Crossings

1.8 Traffic in the English Channel Dover Strait and Southern North Sea

1.9 Ship Reporting Systems in the English Channel, Dover Strait and Southern North Sea

1.10 North Sea Emission Control Area (SOx/NOx-ECA)

1.11 Offshore Renewable Energy Installations (OREIs)

1.12 Particularly Sensitive Sea Areas

1.13 Emergency Towage Vessels (ETV)

PART 2 Case Studies, Groundings and Collisions

PART 3 Traffic Hotspots in English Channel, Dover Strait and Southern North Sea

3.1 Traffic Hotspots

3.1.1 NE-bound - North Hinder

3.1.2 Eastbound North Hinder - MAAS Center

3.1.3 NE-bound - Off Vlieland TSS

3.1.4 Westbound - out of Europoort

3.1.5 SW-bound - in the vicinity of Foxtrot 3

3.1.6 SW-bound - South Falls

3.1.7 SW-bound - after The Varne

3.1.8 NE-bound - Rijnveld

3.1.9 Rounding Sunk Centre LTV from the South and/or East

3.1.10 Arriving at Wandelaar Pilot Station

3.1.11 From MAAS Junction to Steenbank PBG/Schouwenbank Precautionary Area

PART 4 Passage Notes - NE Bound

PART 5 Passage Notes - SW Bound

Annexes

Annex 1 - Pre-Entry Bridge Team Meeting

Annex 2 - Marine Accident Investigation Agency Contacts

Annex 3 - Routeing between MAAS and Wandelaar

Annex 4 - Navigation and Weather Warnings Diagrams

Annex 5 - SAR and Telemedical Contacts Details

Witherbys

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Witherbys staff have significant expertise in the fields of navigation and hazardous cargoes as well as in the presentation of complex subjects in a graphic and easy to understand manner.

UK Chamber of Shipping

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It is our mission to deliver for our members trusted specialist expertise, lobbying and influence at a UK level on maritime issues across national, European and international government and governmental bodies. By combining the strength of our members with this expertise we will advance the competitive strength of the industry ensuring that the UK remains as a leader in the global maritime business.

https://ukchamberofshipping.com/about-us/our-mission/

Number of Pages:
204
Published Date:
November 2023
Book Height:
300 mm
Book Width:
250 mm
Weight:
1.3 kg
Publication Date:
November 2023
Author:

UK Chamber of Shipping and Witherbys

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Yes
ISBN:
9781914993558