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The Baltic Sea Hydrographic Commission,

which is an integrant part of the International Hydrographic Organisation (IHO), promotes the technical co-operation in the domain of hydrographic surveying, marine cartography and nautical information among the neighboring countries of the Baltic Sea region.

The main objectives of the Commission are the coordination of the production of the Baltic Sea INT Charts, the coordination of hydrographic re-surveys, harmonization of chart datums, harmonization of Baltic Sea ENCs, and the exchange of information and the harmonization of practices with regard to various issues related to hydrography.

New routeing measures in Skagerrak and Kattegat

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has decided to establish new routeing measures in Skagerrak and Kattegat along the Danish and Swedish coasts from 1 July 2020



The intention is to create more predictable traffic patterns for the benefit of the safety of navigation in the area, and to reduce the large number of ships in the existing Route T by establishing a new recommended route – Route S – along the Swedish coast. The ship traffic in the area off Skagen will, with the establishment of new traffic separation schemes and associated precautionary area, be more aligned and structured with a lower risk of collision and grounding. For more information please see the . information folder about the new routeing system

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