Operating Introduction

 

Geographical Location

Cape Iragomisaki, where the Ise Wan Vessel Traffic Service Center is located, is well known as a place that gray-faced buzzard-eagles, migration birds, are seen.
The scene was well versed by Basho Matsuo, a famous haiku poet lived in the 17th Century.
The site is blessed with mild climate throughout the year and early in spring rape flowers are in full bloom.
The building of the Center is designed to match the surrounding environment; its exterior wall has a relief of a gray-faced buzzard-eagle ready to fly over the sky, the gates feature a beautiful relief of rape flowers.
 
Ise Wan Vessel Traffic Service Center was established to ensure safe navigation for vessels on and around the Irago Suido Traffic Route.

Table of Contents
T.Site Map
U.Overview of Service
V.Maritime Traffic Information
1.General information
2.Individual information
3.Information signals
W.Navigation Control
1Terminology
2.Type and definition of various navigation control signals
3.Information to be communicated to the Center
4.Notification of change
5.Communication with the Center
X.Navigation Control System

 

T.Site Map

U.Outline of Service at Ise Wan Vessel Traffic Service Center

In order to secure safe navigation for vessels through and around Irago Suido Traffic Route.
Ise Wan Vessel Traffic Service Center provides various information including traffic of other vessels approaching to Ise Bay area, weather, sea conditions and other data obtained through its high-performance radar system.
In addition the Center is conducting a control over all the vessels along the route in accordance to the Maritime Traffic Safety Law.


Definitions:
Huge vessels, etc. Huge Vessels, vessels carrying dangerous cargo, vessels towing or pushing long object (s). Semi huge vessels*
 *Vessels length of 130m and upwards but less than 200m
Vessels reporting current position information only Vessels length of 50m or more (except a vessels which is equipped with AIS and is transmiting accurate infomation by AIS)
Vessels towing or pushing 100m in the over all length (except a vessels which is equipped with AIS and is transmiting accurate infomation by AIS)

V.Maritime Traffic Information

1.General Information

Ise Wan Vessel Traffic Service Center provides following information through various media such as regular, emergency broadcasting, Internet, and telephone.

General Information
Medium and short wave
broadcasting
Call name: Ise Wan Martis
1,665kHz H3E: Japanese
2,019kHz H3E: English

Internet Homrpage
http://www6.kaiho.mlit.go.jp/isewan/
(mobile phone)
http://www6.kaiho.mlit.go.jp/isewan/m/index.htm

Regular
Broadcasting

Japanese:
Every one-quarter
and three-quarter
hours for 15 minutes

English:
Every hour and
the half hour for
15 minutes
@Marine accidents
APresent and scheduled traffic control signal
BRestriction of navigation in the route
CSchedule of huge vessels entering into the route
DCurrent traffic states
EFishing boats in operation
FWeather warning and advisory
GPresent weather conditions
HAbnormality of Aids to navigation
IConstruction and works, etc. on the Route
JOthers
Emergency
Broadcasting
@Marine accidents
ARestriction of navigation in the route
BOthers
Electrical Signal Board
(Control and information signals)
Entrance of huge vessels into the Route
Telephone service
(weather information)
TEL:+81-531-34-2333
Maritime weather information
Weather conditions (Irago,Daiosaki, and Maisaka)

 

2.Individual Information

VHF radiotelephone
CH;16/14,22
Call name: Ise Wan Martis

Party line phones
пF+81-531-34-2445
пF+81-531-34-2446


Ise Wan Vessel Traffic Service Center provides Individual Information to a vessel as demanded, including the present position of the vessel and movement of other vessels in relation to your vessel. This service in principle is available for those vessels within the radar service area of the Center, in radius of 20 km from the Ise Wan Vessel Traffic Service Center
. (See the site map.)

(1) To find out the position of your vessel (relative to other vessels)
A. You need make notification of your position when you reach the position reporting area. For details, please refer to 4. Navigation Control.
B.Your position will be identified with a relative distance (in nautical-miles) and direction from the following landmarks.
Iragomisaki Lighthouse, Tatsumasaki Lighthouse, Owari Nojima Lighthouse, Sugashima Lighthouse, Ijika Lighthouse,
Segi Yose East Light Beacon
, Hashima Light Beacon, Ise Wan No.1 Light Buoy, Ise Wan No.2 Light Buoy,
Ise Wan No.3 Light Buoy,

(2) To know movement of other vessels in the Route
A. First you need notify the Center of your present position.
(This can be omitted if you have already made a reporting, as the Center monitors the movement of your vessel.)
B. Then inform the Center the inquiry target vessels estimated direction and distance located from your vessel.
C. Based on the information, the Center provides the position, direction and speed of the target vessel. When the target vessel has already made compulsory reporting, the Center releases its name, tonnage and other information as well.

(3) Based on the radar indications, the Center provides the following information to a vessel having made its reporting
In principle, this service is available within the Center's radar service area only. The Center may provide special information to other vessels which do not make any reporting, provided that they can communicate with the Center.
A. Warning to correct the navigation
This warning is issued whenever the Center judges that your vessel navigates in an inappropriate.
manner.e.g.) 'You are navigating out of the Route. Confirm the safe traffic and navigate in the route.'
B. Warning to Avoid accidents
This warning is issued in the case of low visibility, when a maritime accident happened, or when your vessel is navigating along the shallows.

3. Information Signals

Movement of huge vessels within Irago Suido Traffic Route are indicated on the electrical signal board.


W.Navigation Control

Irago Suido Traffic Route is a narrow path with the width of 1,200m and the length of 3,900m. It is located between Asahi-Sho (reef) to the east and Maruyama-Dashi and Kozukami-Sho (reef) to the west. The Route is a gateway to the ports of Nagoya,Yokkaichi, Kinuura and other ports of Central Japan Economic Zone. The traffic along the route is busy every day, with cargo vessels, fishing boats, pleasure boats and other various vessels constantly going in and out.
In order to secure the safe navigation of vessels, the Maritime Traffic Safety Law was enacted on July 1, 1973 by which Irago Suido Traffic Route has been included as one of the 11 designated sea traffic routes in Japan.
In accordance with the Law, Ise wan Vessel Traffic Service Center instructs all the vessels with the total length of 130m or more, and less than 200m, to wait before the Irago Suido Traffic Route, for huge vessels to pass through.

1.Definitions
Huge vessels: Vessels of 200m or more in length
Vessels towing or pushing long object (s)
Vessels towing or pushing rafts and other vessels, comprising total length of 200m or more.

2Type of traffic signals and Definition

Traffic Signals
With the following signals, Ise Wan Vessel Traffic Service Center instructs all the vessels with the total Length of 130m or more and less than 200m to wait outside The Irago Suido Traffic Route for a huge vessel to pass. In principle, The waiting signal is lit 15 minutes before the huge vessel enters the Route till its passing through it, for both north and south directions.

Traffic Signals
Signals Meaning
Letter N flashing All the vessels with the length of 130m or more and less than 200m going southeast direction through the Irago Suido Traffic Route should wait outside the route.
Letter S flashing All the vessels with the length of 130m or more and less than 200m going northwest direction through the Irago Suido Traffic Route should wait outside the route.
Letter N and S flashing alternately All the vessels with the length of 130m or more and less than 200m going through the Irago Suido Traffic Route in any direction should wait outside the route.

3.Notification to the Traffic Center

(1)Notification of traffic routes

Any huge vessels shown in the following table need notify the Director of Ise Wan Vessel Traffic Service Center in advance about their entrance to Irago Suido Traffic Route in the following manner.

Deadline for Notification
Vessels category Notification Deadline
◎Huge vessels Noon 12:00 one day before the date of planned entrance to the Route
◎Vessels carrying dangerous cargo
(all the vessels of 25,000 G/T carrying LNG)
◎Vessels towing or pushing long object (s)
◎Vessels length of 130m or more (except for those categorized of huge vessels)
◎Vessels carrying dangerous cargo (other than the above)
3 hours in advance for planned time of entrance to the Route

Note: Vessels indicating a circle (◎) shall have a legal obligation of making the notification.

Items to be Notified to the Center
@Name of the notifying person
AName of the vessel and its gross tonnage
BOverall length
CMaximum draft depth
DType of dangerous cargo on board and their respective amounts
ELength from the tip of the tug boat to the end of the object or the end of the pusher boat to the tip of the object
FOutline of the cargo
GPort of destination

HName of the route and reporting line

IDate and time of entering the Route
JDate and time of leaving the Route
KCall name or call sign
LCommunication methods with Japan Coast Guard (if the vessel has no call name or call sign)
MName and address of the message conveyer
NOthers (if a pilot is on board or not, and previous call of port, and others)

Communication Method

@In writing (personal delivery, post mail, or Fax)
In the case of post mail or fax, please confirm the actual time of traffic control to the Center after transmitting/sending out the notification
Address:2814-38 Koyama, Irago-Cho, Tahara-Shi, Aichi-Ken, 441-3624 Japan
Tel: +81-531-34-2443 (Planning Desk)
Fax: +81-531-34-2444

AVHF Radiotelephone
Call Channel: CH 16 : Call name: Nagoya Coast Guard Radio (Nagoya Hoan)
Communication channel: CH 12
Note: Please call Nagoya Coast Guard Radio and request connection to Ise Wan Vessel Traffic Service Center.


(2)Position Report

Using radar in order to make the sea traffic information as accurate as possible, all the vessels length of 50m or more (except a vessels which is equipped with AIS and is transmiting accurate infomation by AIS), Vessels towing or pushing 100m in the over all length (except a vessels which is equipped with AIS and is transmiting accurate infomation by AIS) need notify the Center when they initially reach the position reporting line.

Items of notification
@Name of the vessel
APosition reporting lines (in abbreviation)
BTime of passing the point (in JST)
COverall length of the vessel
DPort of destination
EOthers as required


Communication Method
@VHF Radiotelephone
  Call Channel: CH 16,13 : Call name: Ise Wan Martis
  Communication channel: CH 13,14,22


Position Reporting Lines
Name Abb. Position
Ise Wan Ko Minami IS Line A line extending 20.5 km(34-36-39.8N , 137-08-47.14E) east of Ijika Lighthouse(34-26-39.8N , 136-55-25.2E)
Ise Wan Ko Higashi IE Line A line extending 17.5 km(34-36-39.8N , 137-08-47.14E) south of Oyama Triangle Point(34-36-07.46N , 137-08-47.14E)
Nakayama Suido Higashi NE Line A line connecting Tatsumasaki Lighthouse and southern end of Sakushima Is.
Morosaki Suido Minami MS Line A line connecting southern end of Sakushima Is. and Cape Hazumisaki
Ise Wan Ko Kita IN Line A line extending 11.1 km southeast (217) of the West Lighthouse at the breakwater off the Toyohama Port Sandbank
Ise Wan Ko Nishi IW Line A line extending 13.3 km north from the western end of Toshijima Is.
Sugashima Suido Higashi SE Line A line connecting eastern end of Sugashima Is. and southeastern end of Toshijima Is.

4.Notification of Change

All the vessels are required to make a notice to the Center when entering into the route ahead of or behind the scheduled time that initially notified to the Center by 5 minutes or more.

5.Keeping Communication with the Center

(1)All the vessels length of 50m or more should keep on line with the Center via VHF radio-telephone (CH16) while navigating through the radar service area of the Ise Wan Vessel Traffic Service Center.

(2)All the vessels with VHF radiotelephone system should closely monitor the CH 16 while navigating through the Ise Wan Vessel Traffic Service Center's radar service area, as Center may transmit important traffic information.
In addition, please closely follow the information on CH13 if your vessel is equipped with it, as the Center might use it when CH16 is congested.


X.Navigation and Control System

1.System Outlines

Ise Wan Vessel Traffic Service Center has the operation desk which enables to display the status of operation and motion of radar system and VHF transmitter etc. In addition, Ise Wan Vessel Traffic Service Center utilizes various media for transmitting and collection of information, such as medium and short wave transmitter, VHF radiotelephone, information signal board, control signal board, and public lines.

2.Radar System

Radar images are processed, digitized and displayed onto the screen. Direction and speed of the target vessel is computed, classified by size and identified using codes.

Items Displayed on the Graphic Display
Identification Code
A sign pre-assigned to the target vessel for identification purposes

Size
Shown in large, medium and small circle

Course and speed
Shown as a vector with direction and length
This information can be shown as numeric value on the indication panel if so set.

Extension vector
Indicates the position of the target vessel after any designated time period

Direction and distance from a designated point
Numeric value appears on the indicator

Other vessels in danger of collision with the target vessel
The target vessel appears as ? marked size indicating display and any vessel within the collision distance and course with it will blink on the screen.
On the indicator panel, numerical value of the time and distance of the closest approach between the target vessel and others in danger of collision are shown.


Ise Wan Vessel Traffic Service Center