The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has published chart Q6099 Anti-Piracy Planning Chart – Red Sea, Gulf of Aden and Arabian Sea for a number of years. This chart has now been incorporated into a new series of Maritime Security Planning Charts (Q Series). The series comprises three charts at present:
- Q6099 – Anti–Piracy Planning Chart – Red Sea, Gulf of Aden and Arabian Sea
- Q6110 – Mediterranean Sea
- Q6111 – Persian Gulf and Arabian Sea
The two new charts in the series build on the concept of the original anti-piracy chart and contain additional security related information for mariners, including security advice, reporting schemes and contacts. The security planning charts are to be utilised in conjunction with normal navigational charts used for passage planning.
The charts will be corrected, as necessary, by Admiralty Notices to Mariners. Security related information, for example, new exclusion zones or threats will be promulgated by means of Security Related Information to Mariners (SRIM).
Copies of the security planning charts and details of the SRIM in force can be found on the UKHO website.
Members requiring further advice should contact the Loss Prevention department.