Release Information

The new ports and routing changes for each recent release of the distance tables.

Tables updated to Admiralty Notices to Mariners 2018 Week 52

Notable areas of Change

MSTC implemented from information by the CMF in regard to anti piracy procedures. All routes by default will now follow the MSTC as standard.

Clov Terminal, routes amended to facilitate navigation around development area directly to the west.

Rio de la Plata and Rio Uruguay, Rio Parana and Rio Negro

German Bight reviewed cutting down distances of up to 40 miles for vessels preceding to the Baltic

South Atlantic, Approaches to South Georgia and south Atlantic transfers significantly improved for voyages originating and departing though south of 42 degrees south.

Hawaii, Skirting Routes to minimise time spent in ECA zones.

Angola, Cabinda. Improved routing by implementation of TSS.

New Area to be avoided, Pacific Ocean, Isla Malpelo

Port approaches reviewed

Minor changes have been made to approaches to the following ports, prompted by review or due to the release of updated charts or other information in Notices to Mariners; distances to/from these ports may have changed.

  • Augusta, Scilly, Italy
  • Cabinda, Angola
  • Port Stanley, Falkland Islands
  • Bilbao, Spain
  • Tanjing Xingang
  • Piombino, Italy
  • Houston, USA
  • Miri, Malaysia
  • Koge, Denmark
  • Yangu LPG Terminal, China
  • Karachi, Pakistan
  • Ciwandan, Malyasia
  • Djeno Terminal
  • Approaches to Karachi, India

Other sea areas reviewed

Minor changes have been made to the route network in the following sea areas, either prompted by review or due to the release of updated charts or other information in Notices to Mariners; distances for routes transiting these areas may have changed by a small amount.
Sulu Sea, Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park Particularly Sensitive Sea Area
Japan, off the western coast of Izu o Shima Island

  • Sulu Sea, Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park Particularly Sensitive Sea Area
  • Japan, off the western coast of Izu o Shima Island
  • Nigeria, Pennington River to opobo River
  • Bouri Oilfields,
  • Rio De la Plata, Argentina, Uruguay.
  • Bight of Benin
  • German Bight
  • Mediterranean, off Marseille
  • Kizomba Offshore installations sea areas
  • Gulf of Bothnia
  • Icelandic Sea
  • White Sea
  • Gulf of Finland
  • Humber Estuary
  • Cayenne
  • Yellow Sea
  • Taiwan Strait
  • Restricted Areas, Al Rayyan Oilfield, Qatar
  • Devolpment areas, cabreca de cobra Angola
Port Name Country Port Code UNCTAD Position
Ashburton
Australia AU0445 21° 40.517' S, 115° 0.497' E
Sefine Shipyard
Turkey TR0187 40° 44.375' N, 29° 30.252' E
Alias Name Alias For Country Port Code UNCTAD Position
FPSO Ohka Cossack Pioneer Australia AU0447 AUCOP 19° 35.000' S, 116° 26.000' E
Port Name Country Port Code UNCTAD Position
Offshore Crete No 9 (TA)
Greece GR0347 35° 52.000' N, 23° 56.000' E
Offshore Puerto Armuelles No.2(TA)
Panama PA0082 8° 15.000' N, 82° 41.000' W
Offshore Santos No. 10 (TA)
Brazil BR0282 25° 6.900' S, 46° 37.200' W
Offshore Santos No.9 (TA)
Brazil BR0281 25° 20.000' S, 46° 15.000' W
Port Melville
Australia AU0446 11° 25.350' S, 130° 25.100' E