REMINDERS FOR VESSELS ENTERING INTO OR SAILING FROM BOHAI BAY

July 4, 2019

As per information received from Yantai MSA, foreign vessels often navigate along incorrect routes through the navigation-restricted areas around Miaodao Archipelago. Around ten cases have been reported annually in the last three years.

According to the Law of the People’s Republic of China on Maritime Traffic Safety and other relevant regulations, domestic/foreign commercial vessels are not allowed to sail in any channel in the Miaodao Archipelago except the Changshan channel and Laotieshan channel. The aforementioned navigation-restricted areas have been published on the ECDIS, navigation warnings and Notice to mariners.

Further details are available in the circular from Correspondents, Huatai Qingdao and Members are reminder to be aware of and follow the relevant regulations when navigating in these areas.

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