Chapter 5: Productive

IMO - Traffic Routing Schemes - November 2014

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Traffic separation schemes and other ship routing systems have now been established in most of the major congested, shipping areas of the world, and the number of collisions and groundings has often been dramatically reduced. The IMO's responsibility for ships' routing is enshrined in SOLAS Chapter V, which recognizes the Organization as the only international body for establishing such systems. This layer shows IMO traffic routing measures in Scottish waters including Traffic Separation Schemes (TSS), recommended routes, deep water routes, area(s) to be avoided (ATBA) and precautionary area.

This layer was created from IMO documentation (sources named in layer). The UKHO version of TSS is available to download via


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