3. Safety and Security of Navigation, In the last few months, a number of maritime areas have been reserved for military training purposes in the Black Sea and the Baltic Sea via Navigation Warning (NAVWARN). This action is unusual because of the unpreceded size of these areas, which could have an impact on commercial shipping. While military forces exercising in these areas have a responsibility to ensure the safety of commercial shipping, the NATO Shipping Centre encourages the entire shipping community to exercise caution in vicinity of military forces and keep up-to-date on NAVWARNs pertaining to military exercises in the areas in which they are sailing.
The NSC, in cooperation with the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD), continues to encourage all ships to report incidents of GPS jamming or other interference (i.e. rogue GSMtowers) in the Eastern Mediterranean. We also have recent reports of GPS jamming in the Strait of Hormuz. GPS Jamming is a threat to safety and security of navigation.
Merchant ships are encouraged to report any suspicious activity in the Mediterranean Sea and broader North Atlantic Region, including the Baltic Sea, to support NATO’s maritime situational awareness.
Reporting on GPS jamming and other incidents can be done on the NATO Shipping Website at www.shipping.nato.int. For faster reporting, Email or phone our 24/7 Duty Officer at email@example.com or +44 (0) 1923 956574.