İLGİ: ICS'den alınan 1 Ekim 2002 tarih ve ICS(02)46 sayılı sirküler yazı.
Uluslararası Deniz Ticaret Odası'ndan (ICS) Odamıza gönderilen İlgi sirkülerde belirtildiğine göre Panama Kanalı İdaresi 1 Temmuz 2003'e kadar bir Otomatik Tanımlama Sistemi (AIS) gereksinmesi ile mevcut trafik idaresi programını güçlendirmeyi plânlamaktadır. Muhtemelen, Kanal'dan transit geçen tüm gemilerden o tarihe kadar AIS teçhiz ettirmeleri veya Panama Kanalı'ndan geçiş süreleri içinde AIS birimleri kiralamaları beklenecek olup, AIS teçhizatının ön denemelerinin yapılmasına halen başlanmıştır.
İlgi yazı (Ek-1) ve Odamızda yapılan Türkçe çevirisi (Ek-2) ilişikte sunulmuştur.
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EK-1: İlgi ICS sirküler yazısı
EK-2: Türkçe çevirisi
- EK 1 -
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1 October 2002
TO: ALL FULL AND ASSOCIATE MEMBERS ICS(02)46
AIS IN THE PANAMA CANAL
Members may recall that, as reported in ICS(01)07, the Panama Canal Authority (PCA) plans to enhance its current traffic management programme with an Automatic Identification System (AIS) requirement by 1 July 2003. It is likely that all ships transiting the Canal will be expected either to have AIS fitted by that date or to rent AIS units from the PCA for the duration of their passage through the Canal.
Preliminary tests with AIS equipment are currently underway, with the aim of having the AIS system fully operational by July 2003. The PCA’s advisory to shipping, A-17-2002 in June 2002, suggests that the AIS requirement in the Canal is still tentative and the PCA has stressed that it is awaiting the outcome of December’s Diplomatic Conference on Maritime Security before making a final decision. However, following recent correspondence with the PCA, members are advised to assume that the requirement will become effective from July 2003.
Ships in the Canal are already tracked for safety and collision avoidance reasons. Canal pilots use portable carry-on boxes to transmit the position to the central computer, as part of the Canal’s Enhanced Vessel Traffic Management System (EVTMS). However, the EVTMS is a satellite based system, and the hilly terrain makes it impossible to receive a signal at either end of the Canal. Integrating the current system with the GPS based AIS would overcome this problem, increase positional accuracy to a range of 1 metre and allow the transmission of additional ship information.
The Panama Canal is currently designing a system of AIS shore radio base stations that will communicate with the AIS boxes on board ships. These radio bases will be interconnected with the existing system that tracks the Canal’s own floating equipment. Pilots will carry on a laptop computer, supplied by the Canal, and plug it into the ship’s AIS pilot plug.
Vessels not fitted with working AIS will be rented a portable system by the PCA. ICS has been informed that there will be a “nominal” rental fee to cover costs. At present this is likely to be around $150 per transit, but this is still under discussion.
As outlined in the PCA’s advisory to shipping, the technical requirements for on board AIS equipment to be fitted on ships travelling through the Canal are as follows:
· Installation of Class A AIS shipborne transponder according to IMO MSC.74(69) Annex 3, which must be:
· Type-approved according to standard IEC 61993-2
· Installed according to IMO Guidelines
· Installation of a pilot plug close to conning position No.1 in the