Amver Reports

The basic format for Amver reports follows the International Maritime Organization (IMO) standard. The first line in every report begins with Amver followed by a slash (/), the report type (SP, PR, DR, FR), and ends with a double slash (//). Each remaining line begins with a specific letter followed by a slash (/) to identify the line type. The remainder of each line contains one or more data fields separated by single slashes (/). Each line ends with a double slash (//). All reports should end with a "Z" end-of-report line.

IMO Standard for Amver Reports

View the various communications methods for sending Amver Reports

Sailing Plan (SP)

This report contains the complete routing information and should be sent within a few hours before departure, upon departure, or within a few hours after departure. It must contain enough information to predict the vessel's actual position within 25 nautical miles at any time during the voyage, assuming the Sailing Plan is followed exactly. Sailing Plans require A, B, E, F, G, I, L, and Z lines. The M, V, X, and Y lines are optional. (The Y line is required for U.S. vessels.)

Sailing Plan Example                Submit a Sailing Plan

Position Report (PR)

This report should be sent within 24 hours of departing port and at least once every 48 hours thereafter. The destination be included (at least in the first few reports) in case Amver has not received the Sailing Plan information. Position Reports require A, B, C, E, F, and Z lines. The I line is strongly recommended. The M, X, and Y lines are optional. (The Y line is required for U.S. vessels.)

Position Report Example                Submit a Position Report

Deviation Report (DR)

This report should be sent as soon as any voyage information changes which could affect Amver's ability to accurately predict the vessel's position. Changes in course or speed due to weather, ice, change in destination, diverting to evacuate a sick or injured crewmember, diverting to assist another vessel, or any other deviation from the original Sailing Plan should be reported as soon as possible. Deviation Reports require the A, B, C, E, F, and Z lines. The I and L lines are required if destination or route changes. The I line is always strongly recommended, even when not required. The M, X, and Y lines are optional. (The Y line is required for U.S. vessels.)

Deviation Report Example                Submit a Deviation Report

Final Arrival Report (FR)

This report should be sent upon arrival at the port of destination. This report properly terminates the voyage in Amver's computer, ensures the vessel will not appear on an Amver SURPIC until its next voyage, and allows the number of days on plot to be correctly updated. Final Arrival Reports require the A, K, and Z lines. The X and Y lines are optional. (The Y line is required for U.S. vessels.)

Final Arrival Report Example                Submit a Final Arrival Report

Last Modified 12/20/2016