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Security Related Information to Mariners


ADMIRALTY Maritime Security Planning Charts (Q Series) should be maintained so that they are fully up-to-date with the latest security-critical navigational information.

Security Related Information to Mariners

ADMIRALTY Maritime Security Planning Charts (Q Series) should be maintained so that they are fully up-to-date with the latest security-critical navigational information. The Security Related Information to Mariners (SRIM) service provides all of the data you need to maintain the Q Series charts as well as additional security related information which will aid passage planning.

 

Promulgation of Corrections to Q Series Planning Charts

These charts will be updated/corrected using the established ADMIRALTY Notices to Mariners process.

 

Promulgation of Security Related Information to Mariners (SRIM)

New threats, embargo, exclusion zones and specific advice will be promulgated using the Security Related Information to Mariners (SRIM) and can be viewed by clicking on the relevant Q Chart Tab.

The SRIM for each chart will sequentially numbered and identified by a unique title as follows:  Q Chart / Year / Sequence Number (e.g. Q6111 / 16 / 001) meaning the first SRIM of 2016 for chart Q6111.

 

Data assurance

The data and information within the Security Related Information to Mariners (SRIM) is compiled and validated by government authorities and provides advice to the master mariner, in support of the passage planning process in accordance with SOLAS Ch V Reg 34 (Safe navigation and avoidance of dangerous situations.)  Where possible any safety critical information will be promulgated by the World Wide Navigational Warning System (WWNWS).

 

Availability

Security Related Information to Mariners is provided free of charge on this website. ADMIRALTY Maritime Security Planning Charts are available for purchase from official ADMIRALTY Chart Agents.

​Chart Q6099 - Red Sea, Gulf of Aden and Arabian Sea​

This chart is one of a series of new Maritime Security Charts that contains security related information to mariners for the geographical area of this chart. It also includes the details of reporting schemes and regional contacts, as well as general security advice and is to be used in conjunction with standard nautical charts and publications.

Download the chart

 

Reporting

The reporting documents for this SRIM area can be downloaded by clicking the links below.

Reporting - INITIAL Form 

Reporting - TRANSIT Form 

Reporting - FINAL Form 

 

Active SRIMs in this area/chart 

Southern Red Sea and Gulf of Aden

Reference: Q6099/2016/003

Publication date: 14th October​ 2016

 

​Summary

  1. Ships operating in Southern Red Sea and Gulf of Aden should be aware of the risk of belligerent activity in the vicinity of Bab-el-Mandeb Strait.

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Marlo Bahrain replaced by naval cooperation and guidance for shipping (NCAGS) - Bahrain.

Reference: Q6099/2016/002

Publication date: 10th August 2016

 

​Summary

  1. MARLO – BAHRAIN no longer exists and has been replaced by the organisation NAVAL COOPERATION AND GUIDANCE FOR SHIPPING (NCAGS) – BAHRAIN. Contact details are listed the below SRIM Q6099/2016/002.

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Vessels calling at Yemeni Ports.

Reference: Q6099/2016/001

Publication date: 9th May 2016

 

​Summary

  1. All vessels calling at Yemeni Ports are required to obtain entry permission from the Ministry of Transport through the ship’s agent and /or receivers, prior to arrival.

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5615(P) Gulf of Aden — Red Sea - Arabian Sea - Gulf of Oman Maritime limits.

Reference: Q6099/2015/001

Publication date: 1st December 2015

 

​Summary

  1. ​On 1st December 2015, the limits of the High Risk Area (HRA) within the United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operation (UKMTO) Voluntary Reporting Area (VRA), shown on Maritime Security Chart Q6099, will be amended.

  2. The revised limits are:
    In the Red Sea: Latitude 15° N
    In the Gulf of Oman: Latitude 22° N
    Eastern limit: Longitude 65° E
    Southern limit: Latitude 5° S

  3. The UKMTO VRA limits are unchanged but the HRA has been substantially reduced in size.

  4. Ships entering the VRA are strongly encouraged to liaise with the UKMTO to ensure that military assets are expecting the ship, also prior to entering the HRA, Register Vessel Movement with Maritime Security Centre for the Horn of Africa (MSC-HOA).

  5. It is strongly recommended that effective Best Management Practices (BMP) measures are implemented if the risk assessment indicates their necessity.

  6. Further information can be found on the websites of MSCHOA (www.mschoa.org) and the NATO Shipping Centre (www.shipping.nato.int).

  7. A new edition of the Maritime Security Chart Q6099 incorporating these amendments is due to be published on 10th December, 2015

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Somali Piracy Warning for Yachts

Reference: Q6099/2013/001

Publication date: 31st January 2013

 

​Summary

  1. ​The advice of the Maritime Shipping Centre-Horn of Africa (MSCHOA), NATO Shipping Centre, UK Maritime and Trade Organisation (UKMTO) and MARLO remains that sailing yachts should avoid transiting the High Risk Area (HRA) in the Indian Ocean for the foreseeable future.

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​Chart Q6110 - Mediterranean Sea

This chart is one of a series of new Maritime Security Charts that contains security related information to mariners for the geographical area of this chart. It also includes the details of reporting schemes and regional contacts, as well as general security advice and is to be used in conjunction with standard nautical charts and publications.

Download the chart Q6110 

 

Reporting

The reporting documents for this SRIM area can be downloaded by clicking the links below.

Reporting - MOVEMENT Form 

 

Operation Sea Guardian

Reference: Q6110/2016/001

Publication date: 15th November​ 2016

 

​Summary

  1. NATO Operation Sea Guardian has replaced NATO Operation Active Endeavour and is an enhanced Maritime Security Operation taking place in the Mediterranean Sea, Straits of Gibraltar and approaches, supported by surface, sub-surface and air assets from various NATO countries.

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​Chart Q6111 - Persian Gulf and Arabian Sea

This chart is one of a series of new Maritime Security Charts that contains security related information to mariners for the geographical area of this chart. It also includes the details of reporting schemes and regional contacts, as well as general security advice and is to be used in conjunction with standard nautical charts and publications.

Download the chart Q6111 

 

Reporting

The reporting documents for this SRIM area can be downloaded by clicking the links below.

Reporting - INITIAL Form 

Reporting - TRANSIT Form 

Reporting - FINAL Form 

 ​

Southern Red Sea and Gulf of Aden

Reference: Q6111/2016/002

Publication date: 14th October​ 2016

 

​Summary

  1. Ships operating in Southern Red Sea and Gulf of Aden should be aware of the risk of belligerent activity in the vicinity of Bab-el-Mandeb Strait.

View as PDF 

Email link to PDF document

​ ​

Marlo Bahrain replaced by naval cooperation and guidance for shipping (NCAGS) - Bahrain

Reference: Q6111/2016/001

Publication date: 8th of August 2016

 

Summary

  1. MARLO – BAHRAIN no longer exists and has been replaced by the organisation NAVAL COOPERATION AND GUIDANCE FOR SHIPPING (NCAGS) – BAHRAIN. Contact details are listed the attached SRIM Q6111/2016/001.

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Email link to PDF document

 

​Chart Q6112 - Karachi to Hong Kong

This chart is one of a series of new Maritime Security Charts that contains security related information to mariners for the geographical area of this chart. It also includes the details of reporting schemes and regional contacts, as well as general security advice and is to be used in conjunction with standard nautical charts and publications.

Download the chart Q6112 

 

Reporting

The reporting documents for this SRIM area can be downloaded by clicking the links below.

Reporting - POSITION Form 

Reporting - FINAL Form 

 

For further information on the regional maritime security reporting centre go to:

www.infofusioncentre.gov.sg

www.RECAAP.org

There are no Active SRIMs for Q6112 at this time.

 

​Chart Q6113 - Andaman Islands to Torres Strait including Indonesia

This chart is one of a series of new Maritime Security Charts that contains security related information to mariners for the geographical area of this chart. It also includes the details of reporting schemes and regional contacts, as well as general security advice and is to be used in conjunction with standard nautical charts and publications.

Download the chart Q6113 

 

Reporting

The reporting documents for this SRIM area can be downloaded by clicking the links below.

Reporting - POSITION Form 

Reporting - FINAL Form 

 

For further information on the regional maritime security reporting centre go to:

www.infofusioncentre.gov.sg

www.RECAAP.org

There are no Active SRIMs for Q6113 at this time.

 

​Chart Q6114 - West Africa including Gulf Of Guinea

This chart is one of a series of new Maritime Security Charts that contains security related information to mariners for the geographical area of this chart. It also includes the details of reporting schemes and regional contacts, as well as general security advice and is to be used in conjunction with standard nautical charts and publications.

Download the chart Q6114 

 

Reporting

The reporting documents for this SRIM area can be downloaded by clicking the links below.

Reporting - INITIAL Form 

Reporting - DAILY Form 

Reporting - FINAL Form 

Reporting - SUSPICIOUS OR IRREGULAR ACTIVITY Report​ 

 

Gulf of Guinea (MTISC-GoG) has now ceased to operate

Reference: Q6114/2016/001

Publication date: 27th June 2016

 

​Summary

The Maritime Trade Information Sharing Centre – Gulf of Guinea (MTISC-GoG) has now ceased to operate.  It has been replaced by the Maritime Domain Awareness for Trade – Gulf of Guinea (MDAT-GoG). All vessels are encouraged to report to the MDAT-GoG using the existing reporting formats which will be revised in the new edition of the Maritime Security Chart Q6114 on 30 Jun 2016.
 
The e-mail address for MDAT-GoG is: watchkeepers@mdat-gog.org

In emergency, vessels should telephone the following number for the MDAT-GoG: +33 (0) 2 98 22 88 88.
 
MDAT-GoG is a virtual reporting mechanism supporting the interregional architecture defined by the Yaoundé code of conduct. The information supplied by vessels will be treated as commercially confidential.  The primary output from the MDAT-GoG is to contribute by maintaining coherent maritime situational awareness in the Central and Western African maritime space, with the ability to inform and support industry, contributing to the safety and security of the mariner in the regional maritime domain.