Advice of waypoints (AWP) and/or route plan of VTS

Introduction/Additional information: 
This IFM should be used by a VTS to advise its waypoints and/or its route plan. If the VTS uses this IFM 18 within an addressed binary message, then the waypoints and/or the route plan will be available to the addressed recipient, one ship, only. If the VTS uses this IFM 18 within a broadcast binary message, then the information will be available to all other ships in the VTS’s vicinity.

When transmitting, the VTS should include up to 12 advised waypoints and/or a route specified by a textual description, if available. If waypoints are transmitted, then a recommended turning radius may be transmitted for each waypoint.
Permitted as from: 
01/01/1998
Registrant: 
ITU-R.M.1371-1
Message number: 
8
DAC: 
1
FI: 
18
State: 
in force
Number of slots (max): 
5