Passage Planning Guide - English Channel, Dover Strait & Southern North Sea (2017 Edition)

Published Date

November 2017

Passage Planning Guide - English Channel, Dover Strait & Southern North Sea (2017 Edition)

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This book is an essential resource for any vessel navigating the English Channel, Dover Strait and Southern North Sea. Published in conjunction with the UK Chamber of Shipping, this comprehensive guide contains passage planning information and the latest navigational guidance and practical advice for the region. Features include full-colour, pull-out chartlets, details of traffic hotspots, and TSS and VTS information.

 

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

 

  • Wandelaar/Schelde

  • MAAS/Rotterdam

  • Sunk/Thames

  • Elbe/Weser/Jade

 

The 2017 edition of this guide has been fully revised and updated with assistance from serving deep sea pilots and leading industry organisations. Features include: full-colour, pull-out chartlets (including the newly added German Bight); details of traffic and main ferry routes; weather and tidal information; and TSS and VTS information.

 

 

 

PART 1 – Background and Supporting Notes to the Guide

1.1 Introduction

1.1.1 Explanation of Routes Shown on the Chartlets in this Guide

1.2 DW Route, UKC and Increase in Draught due to Rolling on VLCCs and ULCSs

1.2.1 DW Routes in the Southern North Sea and German Bight

1.2.2 Deep Draught Vessels that are SW-bound

1.3 Tidal and Current Effects

1.4 Preparation

1.4.1 Emission Control Areas

1.5 Passage Planning Guidance

1.5.1 Purpose of Passage Planning

1.5.2 Error Management

1.5.3 Preparations for the Plan

1.5.4 Preparing the Plan

1.5.5 Preparing Paper Charts

1.5.6 Preparing ECDIS

1.5.7 Preparing or Amending Passage Notes

1.5.8 Pre-Entry Bridge Team Meeting

1.5.9 Monitoring the Passage Plan

1.6 Channel Navigation Information Service (CNIS)

1.7 Right of Way

1.8 Using Services of a Deep Sea Pilot

1.9 Deep Sea Pilot Stations

1.10 Deep Sea Pilotage Agencies

1.11 AIS, Local Requirements and Reporting

1.12 VHF Communication and Collision Avoidance

1.13 Visual Aids to Navigation

1.14 Coverage of the Relevant Volumes of the ‘Admiralty Sailing Directions’

1.15 Charts and Nautical Publications

1.16 General Direction of Buoyage

1.17 Traffic and Main Ferry Routes

1.18 Wind Farms

PART 2 – Passage Notes

NE-bound Approaches to Cap Gris-Nez

NE-bound Cap Gris-Nez to Sunk

NE-bound Cap Gris-Nez to Wandelaar

NE-bound Cap Gris-Nez to North Hinder/MAAS

NE-bound Cap Gris-Nez to Elbe/Jade Weser Pilots

SW-bound Elbe/Jade Weser Pilots to South of Varne

SW-bound MAAS to South of Varne

SW-bound Wandelaar to South of Varne

SW-bound Sunk to South of Varne

SW-bound Outward from The Varne

 

PART 3 – Appendices

MGN 364 Navigation: Traffic Separation Schemes – Application of Rule 10 and Navigation in the Dover Strait

MGN 375 Navigation: Maritime Safety Information (MSI)

MGN 506 Navigation: Deep-Sea Pilotage in the North Sea, English Channel and the Skagerrak

MGN 564 Marine Casualty and Marine Incident Reporting

MSN 1831 Vessel Traffic Monitoring Notification and Reporting Requirements for Ships and Ports

PART 4 – Case Studies

Grounding of the ‘Cita’

Collision between the ‘Eastfern’ and the ‘Kinsale’

Collision between the ‘European Tideway’ and the ‘Vrouw Grietje’

Collision between the ‘Norwegian Dream’ and the ‘Ever Decent’

Collision between the ‘Ash’ and the ‘Dutch Aquamarine’

Collision between the ‘Sand Heron’ and the ‘Celtit’

Collision between the ‘Diamant’ and the ‘Northern Merchant’

Collision between the ‘Tricolor’ and the ‘Kariba’

Collision between the ‘Nedlloyd Vespucci’ and the Yacht ‘Wahkuna’

Near Miss between the ‘Maersk Dover’, the ‘Maersk Vancouver’ and the ‘Apollonia’

Grounding of the ‘Cortesia’

Near Miss between the ‘Costa Atlantica’ and the ‘Grand Neptune’

Collision between the ‘Scot Isles’ and the ‘Wadi Halfa’

Grounding of the ‘Ovit’

Collision between the ‘Paula C’ and the ‘Darya Gayatri’

Collision between the ‘Rickmers Dubai’ and the ‘Walcon Wizard’

PART 5 – Annexes

Annex 1 – Pre-Entry Bridge Team Meeting

Annex 2 – Traffic Hot-spots

Annex 3 – For Vessels Routeing via Terschelling-German Bight TSS

This guide provides the bridge team with a simple to understand tool in making safe and controlled transits of the English Channel, Dover Strait and Southern North Sea. This guide aims to assist with passage planning, in either direction, to and from the major ports in the region.

 

Passage planning can significantly minimise the risk of navigational error, particularly in areas of high traffic density and restricted sea room such as those found in the English Channel, Dover Strait and Southern North Sea.

This Guide aims to assist with passage planning, in either direction, to and from the major ports in the region covered. An overview of the essential navigation references for each leg of the route is provided.

It is recommended that all important information for the passage is compiled for use by the OOW and made available:

 On the navigational chart or ECDIS

 as a set of ship-specific passage notes.

The Passage Notes in this Guide should be available on the chart table to assist with continuous passage monitoring.

The Passage Notes in this Guide give a general indication of traffic flow, although it remains the responsibility of the OOW to plot suitable tracks, with the Notes assisting in this process. They cover primary lights and buoys, distinctive chart features, points of radar prominence and notes on areas that are critical to the transit.

Passage planning recommendations also draw on the ‘Bridge Procedures Guide’ (ICS) for guidance, a document that is usually available on board. Information also comes from two Nautical Institute publications, ‘Bridge Team Management’ and ‘Bridge Watchkeeping’. Additionally, further passage planning guidance for paper charts and ECDIS can be found in three Witherby publications, ‘Passage Planning Guidelines’, ‘ECDIS Passage Planning’ and ‘Rule 10 TSS’.

The Dover Strait was the first IMO approved TSS and was the first to be fully covered by radar surveillance. The Dover Strait TSS has a Mandatory Reporting Scheme that is IMO approved and requires all ships >300 GT to make a report before proceeding through the service area, known as (CALDOVREP), to either Centre Régional Opérationnel de Surveillance et de Sauvetage (CROSS) Gris-Nez for the NE lane, or Dover Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) for the SW lane.

Because of differences in operating cultures and practices between shipping companies, it is not always possible to provide definitive advice within this Guide. As an example, bridge and engine room manning remain matters for shipboard attention that require customisation of the Passage Notes before use.

Title: Passage Planning Guide - English Channel, Dover Strait & Southern North Sea (2017 Edition)
Number of Volumes: 1
Edition: Fifth
Number of Pages: 288
Product Code: WS1550K
ISBN: ISBN 13: 978-1-85609-747-5 (9781856097475), ISBN 10: 1-85609-747-1 (1856097471)
Published Date: November 2017
Binding Format: Hardback
Book Height: 300 mm
Book Width: 260 mm
Book Spine: 40 mm
Weight: 2.20 kg

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