This Regulation is similar to Regulation 2(b) of SOLAS V/74
and obliges Contracting Governments to promulgate information
relating to any dangers received from whatever reliable source.
should be noted that while SOLAS V/74 specified which types
of danger must be promulgated, the new Regulation does not.
should refer to Regulations 31
and 32 which lay down the masters'
obligations to report dangers to navigation (Reg. 31) and
provide the correct reporting format (Reg. 32.) (see also
warnings are promulgated in the UK under a Memorandum of Understanding
between the MCA and the UKHO. The service meets the requirements
of Regulation 4 as well as IMO Resolution A.706(17) which
implements the Worldwide Navigational Warning Service (WWNWS)
The UKHO acts as the "national co-ordinator" for
the UK in collating and issuing coastal warnings and acts
as "NAVAREA coordinator" for Area 1.
See also MGN 23-
NAVTEX Service Information
are requested to inform the UKHO immediately when new dangers
or changes / defects in aids to navigation are identified.
Full contact details and instructions, together with copies
of the UKHO reporting form (Hydrographic Note) are provided
in the weekly copy of the Admiralty Notices to Mariners.
also IMO Resolution A.706(17) - Guidelines on the IMO/IHO
Worldwide Navigation Warning Service.
Notices to Mariners Website: www.ukho.gov.uk
Fax: +44(0)1823 322352
Tel: +44(0)1823 723315
Urgent navigational information - e-mail:
navigational information - e-mail:
Fax: +44(0)1823 284077