China: Vessel Reporting and Entry Requirements


In accordance with the Maritime Traffic Safety Law of the People’s Republic of China, Maritime Safety Administration of the PRC (“MSA”) issued a notice on 27th August 2021 requiring vessels of foreign nationality that fall into below categories to report to Chinese maritime administrations pre-entering the territorial sea of China.

  1. Submersibles;
  2. Nuclear powered vessels;
  3. Ships carrying radioactive materials
  4. Ships carrying bulk oil, chemicals, liquefied gas and other toxic and harmful substances;
  5. Other vessels that may endanger the maritime traffic safety of the P.R.China prescribed by laws, administrative regulations or provisions of the State Council.

The UK Club’s correspondent, Oasis P&I Services Company Limited, kindly outlined the reporting requirements, for more details please refer to the below Oasis circular 2108.


Staff Author