IMO Traffic Routing Schemes and MARPOL areas
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.
Under the MARPOL Convention, the IMO has also designated
- Special areas (Scotland has areas listed under MARPOL Annexes I, V and VI); and
- Particularly Sensitive Sea Areas (PSSAs)
Date of Data: sourced 2014