The Turkish Straits Vessel Traffic Service Centers (VTSC) is operated by the Coastal Safety and Salvage Administration and having authority to run the traffic thru Turkish Straits which are observed by VTSC on Cameras and Radars located along the both straits. Therefore, we strongly recommend all the masters to fulfill VTSC requirements, local and international rules to avoid any delays and fines.
All the vessels must submit SP-1 report to the VTSC thru ship agent at least 72 hours prior to entrance into TS. Therefore, please send your SP-1 report to us/agent immediately.
Sample of SP-1 report is given below.
NAME OF REPORT : SP1
FROM : SHIP/AGENT/OWNER
TO : VTS CENTER - CANAKKALE + ISTANBUL
SP 1 REPORT FORM:
Designator Information Required
A SHIP'S NAME, CALL SIGN, FLAG, IMO No, MMSI No
B DATE AND TIME (UTC)
C REPORTING POSITION (LAT/LONG)
F CONTINUOUS MANOEUVRING SPEED (in knots including decimals)
G PORT OF DEPARTURE
H DATE, TIME AND POINT OF ENTRY INTO VTS AREA (UTC)
I PORT OF DESTINATION
J REQUEST PILOT (YES/NO)ISTANBUL STRAIT/MARMARA SEA/CANAKKALE STRAIT
O FORWARD AND AFT DRAFT, MAX AIR DRAFT (AT THE ENTERANCE)
P CARGO (TYPE AND QUANTITY) (PLS INFORM IF THE CARGO EXCEEDING SHIP LIMITS/SIDES/EDGES)
Q DEFECTS/DAMAGE/DEFICIENCIES/OTHER LIMITATING REASONS
R DESCRIPTION OF DANGEROUS, NUCLEER AND POLLUTANT GOODS(UN NO/NAME/CLASS/QUANTITY)
T SHIP'S AGENT TAX NO / MASTERS NAME+SURNAME:
U SHIP'S TYPE / SIZE / : .....
LOA / BEAM / DWT / GRT / NRT / DOUBLE or SINGLE HULL/ BUILT YEAR : .....
W NUMBER OF CREW /PASSENGER ON BOARD : ..... / .....
X P&I CLUB CERTIFICATE OF ENTRY, CLUB NAME + POLICY NO. + VALID FROM .... TO .... DATES
LAST PSC DATE AND PLACE :
R.O.B OIL/FUEL(FO/DO/LO) AT THE TIME OF ENTRY TO TRAFFIC SEPARATION SCHEME: ...
PLS FILL THE A/M FORM AND RETURN TO US/AGENT 72HRS PRIOR YOUR ARRIVAL AT THE TURKISH STRAITS ENTRANCE.