Ship Reporting Correspondence Group Charter

Overall Objective

Strive for an international regulatory environment that will encourage:

  • Ship owners/operators to improve safety by reducing the ship reporting burden on their bridge teams
  • Shore-based stakeholders to modernize the processes and procedures associated with monitoring maritime traffic for security, safety and the environment


Ship Reporting CG Goals

Establish an environment that enables industry to offer effective and affordable products and services that address ship reporting needs both for bridge teams and for shore-based stakeholders by establishing:

  1. A comprehensive and publicly accessible on-line Ship Report Registry
  2. A common Ship Report Data Model (S-2XX Product Specification)
  3. Encourage the establishment of a common cyber security infrastructure environment that allows:
    • Shore-based authorities to authenticate publishers of ship reports
    • Ship owners/operators to control access to ship reports


Planned Activities

  1. Encourage IALA to assume responsibility for the Ship Report Registry
  2. Pursue funding for a prototype for a Ship Report Registry website
  3. Encourage Shore-based Stakeholders to seek international recognition and obtain a secure electronic identity certificate by registering themselves and the reports they require in the Ship Report Registry
  4. Encourage HGDM to work with IMO FAL, NCSR, WCO, EMSA and ISO to create a S-2XX Product Specification for the part of CMDS that will allow generation of all reports listed in the Ship Report Registry
  5. Pursue funding for development of a prototype of the Ship Report S-2XX Product Specification
  6. Encourage SMART Navigation Partners to accommodate Ship Reporting Cyber Security requirements in the Maritime Connectivity Platform
  7. Encourage CG Members to develop prototypes of Ship Reporting Products and Services


Core Ship Reporting CG Members

  1. Industry Members
    • Potential vendors of ship reporting products and services
    • Ship Owners/Operators
  1. CIRM


Target Audiences


  • IMO
    • FAL
    • MSC
      • NCSR
  • Port States
    • Shore-based Stakeholders that require ship reports
  • Flag States


Standards Organizations

  • IALA
  • IEC TC80
  • ISO TC8


Technology Developers

  • SMART Navigation Project Partners
    • Maritime Connectivity Platform
  • STM BALTIC SAFE Partners
    • Port Call Message Format (S-2XX)
    • Voyage Information System Data Format (S-421)
  • SESAME 2 Project Partners
    • The Ship Reporting part of CDMS