The Merchant Shipping (Vessel Traffic Monitoring and Reporting Requirements) Regulations 2004 (SI 2004/2110)
(“the Vessel Traffic Monitoring Regulations” or “VTM Regulations”), as amended by SIs 2005/1092, 2008/3145 and 2011/2616. The amended VTM Regulations give effect in the UK to Directive 2002/59/EC (the “Vessel Traffic Monitoring Directive” or “VTM Directive”), as amended by Directive 2011/15/EU. The pre-arrival notification requirements are contained in Regulation 5 and are explained in MSN 1831, which replaced MSN 1817. Exemption arrangements are explained in MGN 438.