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Mediterranean Reporting Scheme

The Mediterranean Voluntary Reporting Scheme is established to increase security and provide the necessary support to maintain the freedom of navigation for all vessels in the Mediterranean Sea.

Upon entering/leaving, or leaving port within, the Mediterranean Sea, merchant ships are encouraged to send a Format Alfa to the NATO Shipping Centre. This will enhance the ability of NATO vessels both to assist you and to avoid interference between naval and merchant shipping.

Preferred way to send this movement report is to fill in and submit the On-line Format Alfa Form from this page. Alternatively the forms can be downloaded filled in and sent to us either via email or by  fax +44 (0) 1923 956 575.


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NATO Shipping Centre
Northwood HQ, Atlantic Building
Sandy Lane, Northwood HA6 3HP
United Kingdom

NSC Contact

​Telephone ​+44 (0) 1923-956574
​Fax ​+44 (0) 1923-956575