Appendix to Chapter V

Rules for the management, operation and financing of the North Atlantic Ice Patrol

Summary

  • Rules pertaining to the North Atlantic Ice Patrol.
  • The Rules are an integral part of the SOLAS V Regulations.
Appendix
1.

In these Rules:

1.1 Ice season means the annual period between February 15 and July 1.
 
1.2 Region of icebergs guarded by the ice patrol means the south-eastern, southern and south-western limits of the region of icebergs in the vicinity of the Grand Banks of Newfoundland.
 
1.3 Routes passing through regions of icebergs guarded by the Ice Patrol means:
1.3.1 routes between Atlantic Coast ports of Canada (including inland ports approached from the North Atlantic through the Gut of Canso and Cabot Straits) and ports of Europe, Asia or Africa approached from the North Atlantic through or north of the Straits of Gibraltar (except routes which pass south of the extreme limits of ice of all types).
1.3.2 routes via Cape Race, Newfoundland between Atlantic Coast ports of Canada (including inland ports approached from the North Atlantic through the Gut of Canso and Cabot Straits) west of Cape Race, Newfoundland and Atlantic Coast ports of Canada north of Cape Race, Newfoundland.
1.3.3 routes between Atlantic and Gulf Coast ports of the United States of America (including inland ports approached from the North Atlantic through the Gut of Canso and Cabot straits) and ports of Europe, Asia or Africa approached from the North Atlantic through or north of the Straits of Gibraltar (except routes which pass south of the extreme limits of ice of all types).
1.3.4 routes via Cape Race, Newfoundland between Atlantic and Gulf Coast ports of the United States of America (including inland ports approached from the North Atlantic through the Gut of Canso and Cabot Straits) and Atlantic Coast ports of Canada north of Cape Race, Newfoundland.
 
1.4

Extreme limits of ice of all types in the North Atlantic Ocean is defined by a line connecting the following points:

A - 42° 23'.00N, 59° 25'.00W
B - 41° 23'.00N, 57° 00'.00W
C - 40° 47'.00N, 55° 00'.00W
D - 40° 07'.00N, 53° 00'.00W
E - 39° 18'.00N, 49° 39'.00W
F - 38° 00'.00N, 47° 35'.00W
G - 37° 41'.00N, 46° 40'.00W
H - 38° 00'.00N, 45° 33'.00W
I - 39° 05'.00N, 43° 00'.00W
J - 39° 49'.00N, 41° 00'.00W
K - 40° 39'.00N, 39° 00'.00W
L - 41° 19'.00N, 38° 00'.00W
M - 43° 00'.00N, 37° 27'.00W
N - 44° 00'.00N, 37° 29'.00W
O - 46° 00'.00N, 37° 55'.00W
P - 48° 00'.00N, 38° 28'.00W
Q - 50° 00'.00N, 39° 07'.00W
R - 51° 25'.00N, 39° 45'.00W.

 
1.5 Managing and operating means maintaining, administering and operating the Ice Patrol, including the dissemination of information received therefrom.
 
1.6 Contributing Government means a Contracting Government undertaking to contribute to the costs of the ice patrol service pursuant to these Rules.
2. Each Contracting Government specially interested in these services whose ships pass through the region of icebergs during the ice season undertakes to contribute to the Government of the United States of America its proportionate share of the costs for the management and operation of the ice patrol service. The contribution to the Government of the United States of America shall be based on the ratio which the average annual gross tonnage of that contributing Government's ships passing through the region of icebergs guarded by the Ice Patrol during the previous three ice seasons bears to the combined average annual gross tonnage of all ships that passed through the region of icebergs guarded by the Ice Patrol during the previous three ice seasons.
3. All contributions shall be calculated by multiplying the ratio described in paragraph 2 by the average actual annual cost incurred by the Governments of the United States of America and Canada of managing and operating ice patrol services during the previous three years. This ratio shall be computed annually, and shall be expressed in terms of a lump sum per-annum fee.
4. Each of the contributing Governments has the right to alter or discontinue its contribution, and other interested Governments may undertake to contribute to the expense. The contributing Government which avails itself of this right will continue to be responsible for its current contribution up to 1 September following the date of giving notice of intention to alter or discontinue its contribution. To take advantage of the said right it must give notice to the managing Government at least six months before the said 1 September.
5. Each contributing Government shall notify the Secretary-General of its undertaking pursuant to paragraph 2, who shall notify all Contracting Governments.
6. The Government of the United States of America shall furnish annually to each contributing Government a statement of the total cost incurred by the Governments of the United States of America and Canada of managing and operating the Ice Patrol for that year and of the average percentage share for the past three years of each contributing Government.
7. The managing government shall publish annual accounts including a statement of costs incurred by the governments providing the services for the past three years and the total gross tonnage using the service for the past three years. The accounts shall be publicly available. Within three months after having received the cost statement, contributing Governments may request more detailed information regarding the costs incurred in managing and operating the Ice Patrol.
8. These Rules shall be operative beginning with the ice season of 2002.
Associated Documents

Regulations relating to the Ice Patrol Service are set out in Regulation 6.

Further information may be found in the US Coastguard Website under "International Ice Patrol"

 


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