Dangerous cargo indication

Introduction/Additional information: 

The message content is intended to provide a non-verbal method of transfer of information on the general categories on dangerous cargoes, i.e. as an outline assessment of the categories of ships and their cargoes to facilitate in their participation in ship reporting systems and as initial information supporting search and rescue (SAR), anti-pollution,
fire/chemical response or other incident/accident response operations. More detailed information can be found from the emergency contact details, the ship and other sources in due course

Registrant: 
IMO Circ. 289
Message number: 
6
DAC: 
1
FI: 
25
State: 
in force
Used by: 
See ITU-R M.1371-3, Annex 5, § 2.1
Number of slots (max): 
3
Permitted as from: 
01/06/2010
Details: 

Parameter

No. of 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. 0 - 3 0 = default 3 = do not repeat anymore 

Source ID 

30

MMSI number of source station. 

Sequence Number 

2

0 - 3; refer to ITU-R M.1371-3, Annex 2, § 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. Set to zero. 

IAI 

16

DAC = 001; FI = 25 (See ITU-R M.1371-3, Annex 5, § 2.1). 

Unit of Quantity for Dangerous Cargo 

2

0 = not available = default 1 = in kg 2 = in tonnes (10 E 3 kg) 3 = in 1,000 tonnes (10 E 6 kg) 

Total Amount of Dangerous Cargo 

10

0 = not available = default 1 - 1,023 = value of quantity (in units defined, above) 

Code under which Cargo 1 is carried

4

0 = not available = default 1 = IMDG Code (in packed form) 2 = IGC Code 3 = BC Code (from 1.1.2011 IMSBC) 4 = MARPOL Annex I List of oils (Appendix 1) 5 = MARPOL Annex II IBC Code 6 = Regional use 7 - 15 (reserved for future use) Description Content depends on code selected. Refer to tables below. 

Cargo 1

13

Content depends on code selected. Refer to tables below.

Code under which Cargo 2 is carried

4

Optional. (Same as Cargo 1)

Cargo 2

13

Optional. Content depends on code selected. Refer to tables below.

Cargo …

n x (17)

Code under which Cargo 28 is carried

4

Optional. (Same as Cargo 1)

Cargo 28

13

Optional. Content depends on code selected. Refer to tables below.

Total

 

 

 

 

 

Table 2.1

 

IMDG code

Parameter

No. of bits

Description

IMDG class or division

7

0 = not available = default 1 - 9 (not used) 10 - 99 = first digit = main class, second digit = subclass or division (undefined

Spare

6

Not used. Set to zero.

Total 

13

 

 

 

 

Table 2.2

 

IGC code

Parameter 

No. of bits 

Description 

UN number 

13

0 = not available = default 1 - 3,363 = Four digits UN number 3,364 - 8,191 (reserved for future use) 

Total 

13

 

 

 

 

Table 2.4

 

BC Code (from 1.1.2011 IMSBC) 

Parameter 

No. of bits 

Description 

BC class 

3

0 = not available = default 1 = A 2 = B 3 = C 4 = MHB - Material Hazardous in Bulk 5 - 7 (reserved for future use) 

IMDG class 

7

Only specified for class B 0 = not available = default 1 - 9 (not used) 10 - 99 = first digit = main class, second digit = subclass (undefined subclasses should not be used) 100 - 127 (not used) 

Spare 

3

Not used. Set to zero. 

Total 

13

 

 

 

 

Table 2.5

 

MARPOL Annex I, List of oils

Parameter 

No. of bits 

Description 

Type of oil 

4

0 = not available = default 1 = asphalt solutions 2 = oils 3 = distillates 4 = gas oil 5 = gasoline blending stocks 6 = gasoline 7 = jet fuels 8 = naphtha 9 - 15 (reserved for future use) 

Spare 

9

Not used. Set to zero. 

Total 

13

 

 

 

 

Table 2.6

 

MARPOL (Annex II, IBC Code)

Parameter 

No. of bits 

Description 

Category

3

0 = not available = default 1 = Category X 2 = Category Y 3 = Category Z 4 = other substances 5 - 7 (reserved for future use)

Spare

10

Not used. Set to zero.

Total 

13