Overview

About Security Related Information to Mariners

ADMIRALTY Maritime Security Charts (MSCs) contain safety-critical information for situational awareness and to assist bridge teams in the planning of safe passages through areas of risk. All information has been gathered by the UKHO working with NATO, other government agencies and international partners, ensuring that each chart has the most accurate, up-to-date and verified information available.​​

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These charts should be maintained so that they are fully up-to-date with the latest security-critical navigational information. The Security Related Information to Mariners (SRIM) service provides additional data to enhance the content of the folio of MSCs as well as security related information to assist with passage planning.

Security Related Information to Mariners is provided free of charge on this website. ​ADMIRALTY Maritime Security Planning Charts are available for purchase from official ADMIRALTY Distributors.​

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Promulgation of Corrections to Q Series Planning Charts

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These charts will be updated/corrected using the established ADMIRALTY Notices to Mariners process.

Promulgation of Security Related Information to Mariners (SRIMs)

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New threats including embargo, exclusion zones and specific maritime Safety and Security of Navigation (SASON) advice will be promulgated using the Security Related Information to Mariners (SRIM) pages on the Admiralty website and can be viewed by clicking on the relevant Maritime Security, Q Chart section.

The SRIMs for each of the MSCs is sequentially numbered and identified by a unique title as follows: MSC number (Qxxxx) / Year / Sequence Number (e.g. Q6099 / 22 / 001) meaning the first (001) SRIM of 2022 for chart Q6099.

Data assurance

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The data and information within the Security Related Information to Mariners (SRIM) is compiled and validated by government authorities and provides advice to the master mariner, in support of the passage planning process in accordance with SOLAS Ch V Reg 34 (Safe navigation and avoidance of dangerous situations.)  Where possible any safety critical information will be promulgated by the World Wide Navigational Warning System (WWNWS).

Chart Q6099

Red Sea, Gulf of Aden and Arabian Sea​

This Maritime Security Chart contains security related information to mariners for the stated geographical area. It also includes the details of reporting schemes and regional contacts, as well as general security advice and is to be used in conjunction with standard nautical charts and publications. You can buy the chart from one of our ADMIRALTY Distributors.

Reporting

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The reporting documents for this SRIM area can be downloaded by clicking the links below.

Reporting - INITIAL Form

Reporting - TRANSIT Form

Reporting - FINAL Form

Active SRIMs in this area/chart ​​

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Chart Q6099 - Red Sea, Gulf of Aden and Arabian Sea​

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REDUCTION OF THE HIGH RISK AREA LIMITS TO THE YEMENI & TERRITORIAL SEAS & EXCLUSIVE ECONOMIC ZONES IN ITS EASTERN AND SOUTHERN REACHES FROM 1 SEPTEMBER 2021.

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Q6099/2021/001

Publication Date

25 August 2021

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Description

Updated contact details for the International Maritime Security Construct (IMSC) dated 2 December 2020.

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Q6099/2020/002

Publication Date

02 December 2020

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Description

Industry Releasable Threat Assessment (IRTA) dated 1 March 2020.

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Q6099/2020/001

Publication Date

04 March 2020

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Updated advice and guidance after tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman.

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Q6099/2019/003

Publication Date

19 June 2019

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Description

Publication of New Edition of the ADMIRALTY Maritime Security Chart Q6099.

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Q6099/2019/002

Publication Date

21 March 2019

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Description

Industry Releasable Threat Bulletin (IRTB) 012.

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Q6099/2019/001

Publication Date

15 March 2019

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Industry Releasable Threat Bulletin (IRTB) 009 (to IRTA 1 JUN 18)

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Q6099/2018/002

Publication Date

24 July 2018

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Release of BMP5 and the Global Counter Piracy Guidance for Companies Masters and Seafarers

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Q6099/2018/001

Publication Date

13 July 2018

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Transits through the Gulf of Aden, Bab el Mandeb and Southern Red Sea

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Q6099/2017/005

Publication Date

13 September​ 2017

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Guidance on transits through the Bab el Mandeb and associated waters

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Q6099/2017/004

Publication Date

22 August​ 2017

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Description

Republic of Kenya - Port of Mombasa - Waiting Area

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Q6099/2017/003

Publication Date

07 June​ 2017

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Red Sea — Suez to Bab El Mandeb — Routeing Measures

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Q6099/2017/002

Publication Date

24 May​ 2017

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Advice to yachts transiting the Gulf of Aden, Yemeni and Somali Waters

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Q6099/2017/001

Publication Date

1 March 2017

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Southern Red Sea and Gulf of Aden

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Q6099/2016/003

Publication Date

14 October​ 2016

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Marlo Bahrain replaced by naval cooperation and guidance for shipping (NCAGS) - Bahrain.

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Q6099/2016/002

Publication Date

10 August 2016

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Vessels calling at Yemeni Ports.

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Q6099/2016/001

Publication Date

9 May 2016

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5615(P) Gulf of Aden — Red Sea - Arabian Sea - Gulf of Oman Maritime limits.

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Q6099/2015/001

Publication Date

1 December 2015

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Somali Piracy Warning for Yachts

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Q6099/2013/001

Publication Date

31 January 2013

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Cancelled by SRIM Q6099/2017/001​

Chart Q6110

Mediterranean Sea

This Maritime Security Chart contains security related information to mariners for the stated geographical area. It also includes the details of reporting schemes and regional contacts, as well as general security advice and is to be used in conjunction with standard nautical charts and publications. You can buy the chart from one of our ADMIRALTY Distributors.

Reporting

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The reporting documents for this SRIM area can be downloaded by clicking the links below.

Reporting - MOVEMENT Form 

Active SRIMs in this area/chart

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Chart Q6099 - Red Sea, Gulf of Aden and Arabian Sea​

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Publication date

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Release of BMP5 and the Global Counter Piracy Guidance for Companies Masters and Seafarers

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Q6110/2018/001

Publication date

13 July 2018

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Description

Operation Sea Guardian

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Q6110/2016/001

Publication date

15 November​ 2016

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Chart Q6111

Persian Gulf and Arabian Sea

This Maritime Security Chart contains security related information to mariners for the stated geographical area. It also includes the details of reporting schemes and regional contacts, as well as general security advice and is to be used in conjunction with standard nautical charts and publications. You can buy the chart from one of our ADMIRALTY Distributors.

Reporting

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The reporting documents for this SRIM area can be downloaded by clicking the links below.

Reporting - INITIAL Form

Reporting - TRANSIT Form 

Reporting - FINAL Form

Active SRIMs in this area/chart

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Chart Q6111 - Persian Gulf and Arabian Sea

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Publication date

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REDUCTION OF THE HIGH RISK AREA LIMITS TO THE YEMENI & TERRITORIAL SEAS & EXCLUSIVE ECONOMIC ZONES IN ITS EASTERN AND SOUTHERN REACHES FROM 1 SEPTEMBER 2021.

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Q6111/2021/001

Publication date

25 August 2021

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Description

Updated contact details for the International Maritime Security Construct (IMSC) dated 2 December 2020.

Reference

Q6111/2020/002

Publication date

02 December 2020

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Description

Industry Releasable Threat Assessment (IRTA) dated 1 March 2020.

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Q6111/2020/001

Publication date

05 March 2020

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Description

Updated advice and guidance after tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman.

Reference

Q6111/2019/003

Publication date

19 June 2019

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Description

Publication of New Edition of the ADMIRALTY Maritime Security Chart Q6111

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Q6111/2019/002

Publication date

21 March 2019

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Description

Industry Releasable Threat Bulletin (IRTB) 012

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Q6111/2019/001

Publication date

15 March 2019

Link

Description

Release of BMP5 and the Global Counter Piracy Guidance for Companies Masters and Seafarers

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Q6111/2018/001

Publication date

13 July 2018

Link

Description

Transits through the Gulf of Aden, Bab el Mandeb and Southern Red Sea

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Q6111/2017/005

Publication date

13 September​ 2017

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Description

Guidance on transits through the Bab el Mandeb and associated waters

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Q6111/2017/004

Publication date

22 August​ 2017

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Description

Republic of Kenya — Port of Mombasa — Waiting Area

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Q6111/2017/003​

Publication date

20 June​ 2017

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Description

Red Sea — Suez to Bab El Mandeb — Routeing Measures

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Q6111/2017/002​

Publication date

24 May​ 2017

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Description

Advice to yachts transiting the Gulf of Aden, Yemeni and Somali Waters

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Q6111/2017/001

Publication date

1 March 2017

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Description

Southern Red Sea and Gulf of Aden

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Q6111/2016/002

Publication date

14 October​ 2016

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Description

Marlo Bahrain replaced by naval cooperation and guidance for shipping (NCAGS) - Bahrain

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Q6111/2016/001

Publication date

8 August 2016

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Chart Q6112

Karachi to Hong Kong

This Maritime Security Chart contains security related information to mariners for the stated geographical area. It also includes the details of reporting schemes and regional contacts, as well as general security advice and is to be used in conjunction with standard nautical charts and publications. You can buy the chart from one of our ADMIRALTY Distributors.

Reporting

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The reporting documents for this SRIM area can be downloaded by clicking the links below.

Reporting - POSITION Form

Reporting - FINAL Form

For further information on the regional maritime security reporting centre go to:

www.ifc.org.sg

www.RECAAP.org

Active SRIMs in this area/chart

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Chart Q6112 - Karachi to Hong Kong

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Publication date:

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Release of BMP5 and the Global Counter Piracy Guidance for Companies Masters and Seafarers

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Q6112/2018/002

Publication date:

13 July 2018

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East Coast of Sabah, Sulu Archipelago and West Coast of Mindanao - Transit Corridors

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Q6112/2018/001

Publication date:

7 February 2018

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Chart Q6113

Singapore to Papua New Guinea

This Maritime Security Chart contains security related information to mariners for the stated geographical area. It also includes the details of reporting schemes and regional contacts, as well as general security advice and is to be used in conjunction with standard nautical charts and publications. You can buy the chart from one of our ADMIRALTY Distributors.

Reporting

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The reporting documents for this SRIM area can be downloaded by clicking the links below.

Reporting - POSITION Form

Reporting - FINAL Form

For further information on the regional maritime security reporting centre go to:

www.ifc.org.sg

www.RECAAP.org

Active SRIMs in this area/chart ​​

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Chart Q6113 - Singapore to Papua New Guinea

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Publication date

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Description

Release of BMP5 and the Global Counter Piracy Guidance for Companies Masters and Seafarers

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Q6113/2018/002

Publication date

13 July 2018

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Description

East Coast of Sabah, Sulu Archipelago and West Coast of Mindanao - Transit Corridors

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Q6113/2018/001

Publication date

 7 February 2018

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Description

Mindanao, SW. Coast, Sulu Sea - Transit Corridors

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Q6113/2017/002

Publication date

23 November 2017

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Description

Establishment of recommended transit corridor at Moro Gulf and Basilan Strait

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Q6113/2017/001

Publication date

08 August 2017

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Chart Q6114

West Africa including Gulf Of Guinea

This Maritime Security Chart contains security related information to mariners for the stated geographical area. It also includes the details of reporting schemes and regional contacts, as well as general security advice and is to be used in conjunction with standard nautical charts and publications. You can buy the chart from one of our ADMIRALTY Distributors.

Reporting

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The reporting documents for this SRIM area can be downloaded by clicking the links below.

Reporting - INITIAL Form 

Reporting - DAILY Form 

Reporting - FINAL Form 

Reporting - SUSPICIOUS OR IRREGULAR ACTIVITY Report

Active SRIMs in this area/chart

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Chart Q6114 - West Africa including Gulf Of Guinea

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Publications of New Edition of the ADMIRALTY Maritime Security Chart Q6114 - West Coast of Africa including the Gulf of Guinea on 28 February 2019

Reference

Q6114/2019/001

Publication date

18 February 2019

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Description

Release of BMP5 and the Global Counter Piracy Guidance for Companies Masters and Seafarers

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Q6114/2018/001

Publication date

13 July 2018

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Description

Gulf of Guinea (MTISC-GoG) has now ceased to operate

Reference

Q6114/2016/001

Publication date

27 June 2016

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The Maritime Trade Information Sharing Centre – Gulf of Guinea (MTISC-GoG) has now ceased to operate.  It has been replaced by the Maritime Domain Awareness for Trade – Gulf of Guinea (MDAT-GoG). All vessels are encouraged to report to the MDAT-GoG using the existing reporting formats which will be revised in the new edition of the Maritime Security Chart Q6114 on 30 June 2016.