Annex 4 - Associated Protective Measure for the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park PSSA
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Annex 4 - Associated Protective Measure for the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park PSSA

Associated Protective Measure (APM)

The newly established area to be avoided "Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park PSSA" as the APM, is as follows:

  • Reference charts: Philippine charts No. 4707 (INT 5052), 2nd edition, November 2010; No. 4357, 1st edition, May 2009

  • Note: These charts are issued by the National Mapping and Resource Information Authority, Philippines and based on World Geodetic System 1984 datum (WGS 84).

Description of the area to be avoided

  • An area to be avoided by all types of ships of 150 gross tonnage and upwards, in the area designated as a Particularly Sensitive Sea Area, is bounded by a line connecting the following geographical positions:

  • (1) 09 17'.75 N, 119 47'.79 E
  • (2) 09 04'.73 N, 120 12'.76 E
  • (3) 08 49'.63 N, 120 13'.99 E
  • (4) 08 29'.63 N, 119 53'.16 E
  • (5) 08 36'.15 N, 119 35'.46 E
  • (6) 09 11'.06 N, 119 36'.67 E
  • hence back to point (1).
  • Note: The ATBA was approved at the fourth session of the Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR 4/3/4) and subsequently adopted by MSC 98. It will enter into force on 1 January 2018 at 0000 hours UTC.

Figure: Chartlet of the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park (TRNP) indicating the proposed ATBA with magenta lines with T-shaped dashes

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