In order to maintain the navigation order in Fuzhou water area, enhance the traffic efficiency and ensure the navigation safety, China MSA has recently issued a notice regarding the implementation of Ship Routing System and Ship Reporting System in Minjiang River Estuary, which will take effect from 1 June 2019 and valid for five years.
The Ship Routing System composes of traffic separation scheme of Qi Xing Jiao, including separation line, separation zone, boundary line, traffic separation, precautionary area and No-sail zone. All ships apply to the routing system shall keep duty on the channel VHF 23.
In the meantime, as per the Ship Reporting System, the Chinese ships （GT ≥300）and all the foreign ships should report their name, call sign, IMO No., location, course, speed, last calling port, destination port, draft, defects and limitations, DG, Length Overall and Gross Tonnage as well as other required information to Fuzhou VTS at Qi Xing Jiao reporting zone.
All the foreign ships should comply with the routing system and reporting system. Any ships that violate the aforementioned rules may subject to administrative penalty or other administrative compulsory measures by maritime administration in accordance with relevant laws and regulations.
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