NTM 03/2017 - Reporting Point - Point Romeo

Reporting Point - Point Romeo

As shown on Admiralty Chart 1828, is defined as any point on a circle of radius 2.5 nautical miles centred midway between the charted positions of the channel entrance buoys (Nos.1 & 2)

               Arrival and Sailing Requirements for Vessels not requiring a Pilot

 Any vessel over 20 metres in length and not requiring a pilot must report to the Port Control by VHF radio or by telephone at the following times:- 

 

Arrival Advice’s

Sailing Advice’s

Vessel Type

One Hour Before Romeo

30 Minutes Before Romeo

At Point Romeo

Entering the Channel

 Vessel Secure

Twenty Minutes Before Sailing

Five Minutes Before Sailing

 Ready to Sail

Clear of the Channel 

See Notes

 

3

 

1

 

2

 

 

 

1,3

 

 

2

 

Conventional Vessels

T

T

T

T

T

T

T

T

T

 

High Speed Craft **

 

T

T

T

T

T

T

T

T

 

Notes:-       **        As Defined in the International Code of Safety for High Speed  Craft.

 1         Vessel must advise any circumstances which might affect the manoeuvring capability of the vessel, and also the number of  any  Exemption Certificate.

2         To obtain permission to proceed into the channel or to leave the berth.

3       Vessels are advised to keep listening watch on VHF channel 14 from this time until vessel secure or clear of the channel.                                                                              

Arrival, Sailing or Movement Reporting for Vessels  requiring a Pilot 

 

Arrival Advice’s

Sailing or Movement Advice’s

Vessel Type

12 hours before pilot station

2 hours before pilot station

On Arrival

2 hours before pilot required

       See Notes

 

 

a

B

All Vessels

T

T

T

T

 Any vessel requiring a pilot must, in accordance with the Pilotage Directions, report to the Harbour Authority on VHF Channel 14 (or Telephone 01843  572112 or email: port.control@thanet.gov.uk

 at the following times :-  

Notes :-   A.   On arrival, the vessel shall give the Harbour Authority (usually via the pilot) the best estimate of their departure time.

               B.   Vessel must also advise if the pilot required time changes.  Failure to do so can result in a detention charge being made.