Route information

Introduction/Additional information: 

13.1 This message allows the communication of pertinent vessel routing information. It should only be used in when important route information (e.g., mandatory or recommended route(s)) – not already provided by current official nautical charts or publications – needs to be relayed by authorities or vessels.

13.2 This message can be broadcast or addressed, depending on which alternative is more appropriate.

13.3 The information is time-dependent (i.e. has start date and time and duration).

13.4 In order to allow advance notice, this message should be transmitted prior to the start date and time specified for the routing information. It should not be transmitted more than one day in advance.

13.5 This message should not be transmitted beyond the designated date and time except for a cancellation message. A cancellation message can be transmitted using the same Message Linkage ID with Route Type of 31 (cancellation), a Duration of 0 and start date and time fields all set to not available.

13.6 ECDIS/ECS software should automatically remove the contents of the Route Information binary message from the display after the end date and time or after receiving a cancellation message.

13.7 Up to 5-slot messages can be created, however messages with more than 3 slots should be avoided.

13.8 The Message Linkage ID can be used to link additional text (e.g., a separate text message). However, the same source MMSI needs to be included in both the Route Information and additional Text Description message.

Registrant: 
IMO Circ. 289
Message number: 
8
DAC: 
1
FI: 
27
State: 
in force
Number of slots (max): 
5
Permitted as from: 
01/06/2010
Details: 

 

Table 13.1

Route information - (broadcast)

 

Parameter

No of bits

Description

Message ID

6

Identifier for Message 8; always 8.

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.

Spare

2

Not used. Set to zero.

IAI

16

DAC = 001; FI = 27.

Message Linkage ID

10

A source specific running number, unique across all binary messages equipped with Message Linkage ID. Used to link additional information to the message by a Text Description message. The Message Linkage ID and the first six digits of the source MMSI uniquely identify the sent message.

1 - 1,023

0 = not available = default

Sender Classification

3

0 = ship = default

1 = authority

2 - 7 (reserved for future use)

Route Type

5

0 = not available = default

1 = mandatory route

2 = recommended route

3 = alternative route

4 = recommended route through ice

5 = ship route plan

6 - 30 (reserved for future use)

31 = cancellation (cancel route as identified by Message Linkage ID)

Start Date and Time

 

Start UTC date and time.

UTC Month

4

1 - 12

0 = not available = default

UTC Day

5

1 - 31

0 = not available = default

UTC Hour

5

0 - 23

24 = not available = default

UTC Minute

6

0 - 59

60 = not available = default

Duration

 

18

Minutes until end of validity of the route. Measured from start time of Route Information.

0 = cancel route

262,143 = not available = default

Number of Waypoints

5

Number of Waypoints

1 - 16

0 = no waypoint = default

17 - 31 (not used)

Waypoints

n x 55

Variable number of waypoints 1 - 16 (55 bit each), refer to Table 13.3. The number of waypoints is determined by the length of the message.

Spare

0

Not used. Set to zero.

Total

172 - 997

Occupies 2 - 5 slots (see Table 13.4)

 

 

Table 13.2

Route information - (addressed)

 

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 = 28

(See Rec. ITU-R M.1371-3, Annex 5, § 2.1)

Message Linkage ID

10

A source specific running number, unique across all binary messages equipped with Message Linkage ID. Used to link additional information to the message by a Text Description message. The Message Linkage ID and the first six digits of the source MMSI uniquely identify the sent message.

1 - 1,023

0 = not available = default

Sender Classification

3

0 = ship = default

1 = authority

2 - 7 (reserved for future use)

Route Type

5

0 = not available = default

1 = mandatory route

2 = recommended route

3 = alternative route

4 = recommended route through ice

5 = ship route plan

6 - 30 (reserved for future use)

31 = cancellation (cancel route as identified by Message Linkage ID)

Start Date and Time

 

Start UTC date and time.

UTC Month

4

1 - 12

0 = not available = default

UTC Day

5

1 - 31

0 = not available = default

UTC Hour

5

0 - 23

24 = not available = default

UTC Minute

6

0 - 59

60 = not available = default

Duration

 

18

Minutes until end of validity of the route. Measured from start date and time of Route Information.

0 = cancel route

262,143 = not available = default

Number of Waypoints

5

Number of waypoints.

1 - 16

0 = no waypoint = default

17 - 31 (not used)

Waypoints

n x 55

Variable number of waypoints 1 - 16 (55 bit each), refer to Table 13.3. The number of waypoints is determined by the length of the message.

Spare

 

Not used. Set to zero.

Total

204 - 1,029

Occupies 2 - 5 slots (see Table 13.4)

 

 

Table 13.3

Waypoints

 

Parameter

No of bits

Description

WP i. Longitude

28

Longitude in 1/10,000 min, ±180 degrees as per 2's complement (East = positive, West = negative).

181 = not available = default

WP i. Latitude

27

Latitude in 1/10,000 min, ±90 degrees as per 2's complement (North = positive, South = negative).

91 degrees = not available = default

 

 

Table 13.4

Number of slots

 

Number or waypoints transmitted

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

Number of slots used for a broadcast message

2

2

2

2

3

3

3

3

4

4

4

4

5

5

5

5

Number of slots used for an addressed message

2

2

2

3

3

3

3

4

4

4

4

5

5

5

5

5