- a tract of ground free of obstacles to movement
- the usual course taken by vessels through a harbor or coastal waters
- ‘fairway information’ means geographical, hydrological, and administrative information regarding the waterway (fairway).
- Fairway Information is one-way information: shore to ship or shore to office;
- RIS comprise services such as fairway information, traffic information, traffic management, calamity abatement support, information for transport management, statistics and customs services and waterway charges and port dues;
- the inclusion in the electronic navigational chart of all kinds of geographical objects (e.g. boundaries of the fairway, shoreline constructions, beacons) that are needed for safe navigation,
- the integration of depth information on the fairway in the electronic navigational chart and display to a predefined or the actual water level;
- The average current velocity (vSTR) in the fairway shall be determined, if available, based on the reading of an established water level gauge, or by measuring the movement of a floating body and shall be entered in the report.
- The technical specifications for notices to skippers in accordance with Article 5, in particular regarding fairway information, traffic information and management as well as voyage planning, shall respect the following principles: