IMO SMCP “PART A1 - External”

IMO SMCP (Standard Marine Communication Phrases)
“PART A1 - External”
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Audio Index:

A1/1 Distress Traffic

A1/1.1 Distress Communications
  • A1 1.1.1 Fire, Explosion
  • A1 1.1.2 Flooding
  • A1 1.1.3 Collision
  • A1 1.1.4 Grounding
  • A1 1.1.5 List Danger of capsizing
  • A1 1.1.6 Sinking
  • A1 1.1.7 Disabled and adrift
  • A1.1.8 Armed attack piracy
  • A1 1.1.9 Undesignated distress
  • A1 1.1.10 Abandoning vessel
  • A1 1.1.11 person overboard

A1/1.2 Search and Rescue communications

  • A1 1.2.1 SAR communications
  • A1 1.2.2 Acknowledgement and relay of SAR messages
  • A1 1.2.3 Performing coordinating SAR operations
  • A1 1.2.4 Finishing with SAR operations

A1/1.3 Requesting medical assistance

  • A1 1.3.1 Requesting medical assistance

A1/2 Urgency Traffic

  • A1 2.1 Technical failure
  • A1 2.2 Cargo
  • A1 2.3 Ice damage

A1/3 Safety Communications

A1 3.1 Meteorological and hydrological conditions
  • A1 3.1.1 Winds, storms, tropical storms, sea state
  • A1 3.1.2 Restricted visibility
  • A1 3.1.3 Ice
  • A1 3.1.4 Abnormal tides
  • A1 3.2 Navigational warnings involving
  • A1 3.2.1 Land or sea marks
  • A1 3.2.2 Environmental protection communications

A1/4 Pilotage

  • A1 4.1 Pilot request
  • A1 4.2 Embarking disembarking pilot
  • A1 4.3 Tug request

A1/5 Specials

  • A1 5.1 Helicopter operations

A1 5.2 Ice breaker operations

  • A1 5.2.1 Ice breaker request
  • A1 5.2.2 Ice breaker assistance for convoy
  • A1 5.2.3 Ice breaker assistance in close coupled towing

A1/6 Vessel traffic service (VTS) Standard Phrases

  • A1 6.0 Application of message markets

A1 6.1 Phrases for acquiring and providing data for a traffic image

  • A1 6.1.1 Acquiring and providing routine traffic data
  • A1 6.1.2 Acquiring and providing distress traffic data (See A1/1.1 Distress Communications)

A1 6.2 Phrases for providing VTS services

A1 6.2.1 Information service
  • A1 6.2.1.1 Navigational warnings
  • A1 6.2.1.2 Navigational information
  • A1 6.2.1.3 Traffic information
  • A1 6.2.1.4 Route information
  • A1 6.2.1.5 Hydrographic information
  • A1 6.2.1.6 Electronic navigational aids information
  • A1 6.2.1.7 Meteorological warnings
  • A1 6.2.1.8 Meteorological information
  • A1 6.2.1.9 Meteorological questions answers (See A1 3.1 Meteorological and hydrological conditions)

A1 6.2.2 Navigational assistance service

  • A1 6.2.2.2 Position
  • A1 6.2.2.3 Course

A1 6.2.3 Traffic organization service

  • A1 6.2.3.1 Clearance, forward, planning
  • A1 6.2.3.2 Anchoring
  • A1 6.2.3.3 Arrival, berthing and departure
  • A1 6.2.3.4 Enforcement
  • A1 6.2.3.5 Avoiding dangerous situations, providing

safe movements

  • A1 6.2.3.6 Canal and lock operations
  • A1 6.3 Handing over to another VTS
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