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NATO Shipping Centre is ready to assist shipping with information and advice

Published: 15 February 2022

The NATO Shipping Centre maintains a 24/7/365 oversight of security developments in the Euro-Atlantic area, the Mediterranean Sea, and the Black Sea. Shipowners are reminded of the Voluntary Reporting Scheme for the Mediterranean Sea.

BIMCO encourages merchant shipping to participate in the NATO Shipping Centre's Mediterranean Voluntary Reporting Scheme. This entails contacting the NATO Shipping Centre when entering or departing the Mediterranean Sea, and/or departing port in the Mediterranean Sea.

Preferred reporting method is online via the Mediterranean Reporting Scheme – Format A . Alternatively, the forms can be downloaded, completed, and submitted either via email to info@shipping.nato.int or by fax to +44 (0) 1923-956-575.

In the event of any incident or suspicious activity, commercial vessels are requested to notify the NATO Shipping Centre immediately at:

E-mail info@shipping.nato.int
Telephone +44 (0) 1923-956574
Fax +44 (0) 1923-956575

Jakob Paaske Larsen


Jakob Paaske Larsen

Head of Maritime Safety & Security

Copenhagen, Denmark