Dangerous cargo indication

Introduction/Additional information: 

This message should be used as a respond on a request for Dangerous Cargo Indication from a competent authority. The message content is essential to identify that harbour where the necessary documents for the dangerous goods cargo can be found, e. g. last and next port of call. The indication of main dangerous goods and its quantity gives at least an estimation of a potential danger. Intended Application: The data are for use of a competent authority only. Attributes of message: addressed, ship transmitting, no acknowledgement.

Registrant: 
IMO Circ. 236
Message number: 
6
DAC: 
1
FI: 
12
State: 
deprecated
Number of slots (max): 
2
Permitted as from: 
01/05/2004
Not to be used after: 
01/01/2013
Details: 
 Parameter    No. bits    Description  
 Message ID   6  Identifier for Message 6, always 6  
 Repeat Indicator   2  Used by the repeater to indicate how many times a message has been repeated. Refer to § 4,6,1 0 - 3; default = 0;  3 = do not repeat any more  ;
 Source ID   30  MMSI number of source station  
 Sequence Number   2  0 - 3;  refer to § 5,3,1  
 Destination ID   30  MMSI number of destination station  
 Retransmit Flag   1  Retransmit Flag should be set upon retransmission: 0 = no retransmission = default;  1 = retransmitted.  
 Spare   1  Not used. Should be zero  
 IAI   16  DAC = 001;  FI =12 
 Last Port of call   30  UN Locode
5 characters 6 bit ASCII 
@@@@@  = not available = default  
 ATD from Last Port of Call   20  Actual Time of Departure,  MMDDHHMM UTC  
    Bits 19 - 16: month;  1 - 12;  0 = not available = default
    Bits 15 - 11: day;  1 - 31;  0 = not available = default
    Bits 10 - 6: hour;  0 - 23;  24 = not available = default
     Bits 5 - 0: minute;  0 - 59; 60 = not available = default
 Next Port of call   30  UN Locode 
5 characters 6 bit ASCII  
@@@@@  = not available = default  
 ETA at Next Port of Call   20  Estimated Time of Arrival,  MMDDHHMM UTC
    Bits 19 - 16: month;  1 - 12;  0 = not available = default
    Bits 15 - 11: day;  1 - 31;  0 = not available = default
    Bits 10 - 6: hour;  0 - 23;  24 = not available = default
     Bits 5 - 0: minute;  0 - 59; 60 = not available = default
 Main Dangerous Good   120  Maximum 20 characters 6 bit ASCII  @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@  = not available = default  
 IMD category of Main Dangerous Good   24  Maximum 4 characters 6 bit ASCII  @@@@@  = not available = default  
 UN Number of Main Dangerous Good   13  1 - 3363 UN Number 3364- 8191 should not be used 0 = not available = default  
 Value of Quantity of Main Dangerous Good   10  0 = not available = default;  1 - 1023 = value of quantity 
 Unit of Quantity of Main Dangerous Good   2  0 = not available = default 1 = in kg 2 = in tons (10E3 kg) 3 = in 1,000 tons (10 E 6 kg)  
 Spare   3  Not used. Should be set to zero  
 Total Number of bits   360  Occupies 2 slots