Huatai, Britannia’s correspondent in Beijing, has issued a circular introducing the reference routes for common navigation methods between Lianyungang, Ganyu and Lanshan ports, published by Lianyungang and Shandong Maritime Safety Administration (MSA).
s informed, the published reference routes include four routes connecting the three ports, covering a total distance of approximately 48.1 nautical miles and a Precautionary Area. These routes serve as a reference basis for merchant vessels planning their navigation between the ports.
Recently, the reference routes for common navigation methods in Haizhou Bay was jointly published by Lianyungang and Shandong MSA in order to smooth the traffic lanes between different port areas in Haizhou Bay and reduce the risk of collision between merchant and fishing vessels. This is the first time that the maritime department publishes the reference route for this water area. This Circular aims to introduce these reference routes for the Club and Members’ reference.
Information about Reference Route
The published reference routes include four reference routes connecting the three ports, with a total distance of approximately 48.1 nautical miles and a Precautionary Area is set up, providing a reference basis for route planning for merchant vessels navigating between Lianyungang, Ganyu and Lanshan port.
The basic information such as coordinates of the starting, ending and turning points, course, distance, and charted depth of the routes are tabulated as follows:
#1 The reference route starts from the main channel of Lianyungang Port and ends at Ganyukoumen light buoy.
#2 The reference route starts from the main channel of Lianyungang Port and ends at Rizhao No. 4 route.
#3 The reference route starts from Ganyukoumenlight buoy and ends at Rizhao No.4 route.It is reported that a wreck exists at position (34°57′00″N, 119°43′00″E). Vessels should pay attention to the changes of the sounding depth to avoid scraping the wreckwhen sailing through this water area.
#4 The reference route starts from the waters of Ganyukou and ends at the boundary between Ganyu Port Area and Lanshan Port Area. The measured width of the reference route is only 200-300 meters and the navigation environment is complex, so it is only used as a reference for small port operation vessels navigating between Ganyu Port Area and Lanshan Port Area, and is not recommended for large merchant vessels.
#5 Precautionary Area
Center Position: 34°56′46″N ，119°42′30″E, Radius: 1.0NM.