Consolidated European Reporting System (CERS)
The Merchant Shipping (Vessel Traffic Monitoring and Reporting Requirements) Regulations 2004 give legal effect in the UK to Directive 2002/59/EC, as amended, establishing a Community vessel traffic monitoring and information system.
The main aims of the Directive are to enhance the safety and efficiency of maritime traffic and improve the response of authorities to incidents, accidents or potentially dangerous situations at sea.
The UK system, CERS, which went operational on 31 December 2007 introduced a workbook to consolidate several of the Vessel reporting forms (ISPS, Waste, HazMat etc.) into the one Excel file which, once completed, is sent to the relevant port authority.
Vessels calling at the Sullom Voe Oil Terminal, the Construction Jetty at Sullom Voe and Scalloway Harbour are all required to submit their completed workbooks at least 24 hours prior to arrival.
Failure to do so could result in the vessel being delayed or prohibited from entering port.
Completed CERS workbooks should be sent to the following email addresses:
- Sullom Voe Terminal (firstname.lastname@example.org); copied to Sullom Voe VTS (email@example.com).
- Construction Jetty (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Scalloway Harbour (email@example.com).