East Johor Strait, Keppel Harbour, Cruise Bay, Sinki, Pasir Panjang, West Jurong, West Johor Strait, Eastern and Western Sectors are designated as reporting sectors.

Application

The VHF radiotelephone reporting procedures for vessels manoeuvring in port shall apply to:

  • vessels of 300 GT and above;
  • tugs engaged in towing or pushing if the combined GT of the tug and tow or vessel(s) being pushed is 300 GT and above;
  • all passenger vessels;
  • vessels of 30m or more in length; and
  • vessels of 30m or more in height
  • all vessels navigating through the port waters in the West Johor Strait reporting sector without calling at the Singapore port

Types of reports

-Channel Information Report: This report shall be made by an arriving vessel prior to entering the port or a vessel intending to move within or leave the port, containing the following information:

  • name or call sign of vessel
  • vessel's draft
  • present location, i.e position when entering port limit
  • destination, i.e. new location in port or bound for sea
  • height
  • remarks, if any

For a vessel intending to enter, move within or leave a reporting sector, it shall obtain permission from the control station before conducting the manoeuvre.

-Arrival Report: This report shall be made by a vessel when it has arrived at the destination in port.

For a vessel arriving at a terminal, the report shall contain the following information:

  • name or callsign of vessel
  • arrival date and time
  • name of the berth and terminal

For a vessel arriving at an anchorage, the report shall contain the following information:

  • name or callsign of vessel
  • arrival date and time
  • name of the anchorage
  • bearing and distance of the vessel from one of the position reference points

-Underway Report

The underway report shall contain the following information:

  • name or callsign of vessel
  • present location e.g. abeam of NE Corridor Buoy

Every vessel when underway shall maintain a continuous listening watch on the VHF Channel that is designated for the sector the vessel is in. Vessels are advised to keep additional listening watch on VHF Channel 16.

-West Johor Strait Sector Report: This report shall be made by a vessel prior to entering and leaving the West Johor Strait reporting sector and contain the following information:

  • name or callsign of vessel
  • vessel's draft
  • present location, i.e. position when entering port limit
  • destination, i.e. new location in port or bound for sea
  • height
  • remarks, if any

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