A notice publishing information for ship owners and operators about the types of hazards that need reporting has been issued by the (UK) Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA).
The MCA is responsible for broadcasting the warnings issued by the UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) to vessels at sea. Radio broadcasts are made about known and potential risks.
In its paper Navigation warnings the MCA outlines:
– How and when warnings are broadcast.
– What kind of activities require a warning.
– How to inform UKHO that a hazard requires a navigational warning.
– Broadcast charges to those responsible for the hazard that is issued as a
The document was first published on 1 May 2014 and updated on 4 August this year.